The structure of a Case Study is:

Introduction

providing some background to the case

Presentation and investigation of the case

usually looking at multiple aspects, and applying methods of analysis from your discipline

Recommendation(s)

for future action

Types of Case Studies include:

Task 1 and Task 2 will give you practice with the analysis section of a Case Study. Tasks 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 will give you some examples of recommendations.

Task 1

The Product/Market Mix

Look at the following diagram and listen to the text. Use the information given to fill in the blanks. You can pause the text if you need time to write, and listen more than once if necessary.

 

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Task 2

Lewin's Force Field Analysis

Lewin's (1951) Force Field Analysis can help us understand how companies handle resistance to change.

Lewin's model distinguishes between 'driving forces' (forces for change) and 'restraining forces' (forces against change). Listen to the text and group the examples given according to whether they are driving forces or restraining forces'.

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Task 3

This is part of the recommendation section of a Case Study report. Try to put the sentences in the correct order, then listen to check.

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Task 4

This is part of the recommendation section of a Case Study report. Decide whether the examples given are advantages (+) or disadvantages (–) of a product-based organisational structure.

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Task 5

Listen to the way recommendations are made in the text and fill in the gaps.  You can pause the text if you need time to write, and listen more than once if necessary.

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Task 6

Listen to the way recommendations are made in the text and fill in the gaps with the phrases given. You can pause the text if you need to, and listen more than once if necessary.

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Task 7

Listen to the way recommendations are made in the text and fill in the gaps. You can pause the text if you need time to write, and listen more than once if necessary.

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