The case method as invented tradition. Revisiting Harvard’s history to reorient management education
conference contributionposted on 30.07.2020 by Todd Bridgman, Stephen Cummings, C McLaughlin
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Support for the case method reflects a conviction that business education should be training in solving business problems. However, opponents see it as contributing to a narrow, instrumental, amoral perspective on business. We revisit the emergence of the method at Harvard to think beyond this polarization for the future.