CasePlace.org is a library of teaching resources designed for business school faculty—although other faculty, and student and professional users are welcome too! The site is intended primarily to help faculty incorporate environmental, social and ethical topics into their teaching on business and management.
CasePlace provides an array of teaching materials from a variety of publishers, all of which have been pre-screened for quality and focus on mainstream business issues and incorporate ethical, social, environmental, values-based and governance issues as well. We provide access to the most recent business cases, as well as articles from the scholarly and popular press, issue reports and multimedia content. Aspen CBE also produces original materials for the site, including essays, opinion papers, web conferences, and teaching modules that are designed to help faculty think through the questions that arise at the intersection of business and society, and plan their teaching on these issues.
CasePlace.org is run by the Aspen Institute's Center for Business Education (Aspen CBE), which is dedicated to helping business schools prepare their students to be responsible stewards of the environment and society through their business careers. In addition to hosting CasePlace, we sponsor faculty networks, publish a biennial alternative ranking of MBA programs, and give awards to outstanding scholars whose work focuses on sustainability issues in business. To learn more about our other programs, please visit our web site www.aspencbe.org.
In order to use CasePlace.org, you must register and create an account with the site. Registration is free of charge. When you register, you will be asked to tell us some information about yourself and be given the option of receiving our monthly e-newsletter and occasional email updates about our program.
You will also have the option to register as faculty. Users with faculty status have access to restricted materials on CasePlace that non-faculty users are not able to view. You may apply for faculty status if you have professional teaching responsibilities. Because our agreements with our content providers require that we verify that everyone with a faculty account on our site really is faculty, this process can take 1-2 business days to complete.
Have questions, or need help registering? Contact Garrett Barr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Case Place.org has a powerful search function that allows you to search by keyword, to browse by categories--such as discipline (e.g. finance or marketing), product type (e.g. case study, journal article or web conference) and author—or to combine these two search forms for specialized results.
CasePlace.org offers three ways to search.
For the most open-ended search, you may do a keyword search by typing a word or phrase into the search box, (much as you would with a search engine like Google), and clicking on the arrow or your computer’s Enter button.
If you know that you are searching for something in particular—for example a document in a particular discipline, an article by a particular author, or a particular kind of product type (e.g. a teaching module or a web conference recording)—you may “browse” to find it by hovering your mouse over the relevant category in the list below the keyword search box, and then clicking on the sub-category for which you are searching in the sub-menu that appears. For example, it you hover over “Discipline” and then click on “Strategy”, you will see a list of all documents that have been cataloged as pertaining to strategy.
You may do a multi-layered or “advanced” search by combining more than one search and both of the above techniques in one search. To do this, you may either use the “advanced search” page (which you may access via the button at the bottom of the search box), or you may refine your search by applying additional filters to your search using the search box on the left side of the record page. For example, if you are looking for a teaching module on low-wage workers that you know was written by Jennifer Johnson, you can click on the teaching module product-type, click again on “Author” and click on “Jennifer Johnson”, and type “low-wage” into the search box. If you wish to un-refine your search and return to previous results, you may remove filters in any order. Your filters will be listed under “Your Search” at the top of the page; click on “remove” next to the listed filter you wish to remove.
The search results page you will see when you use any search option shows you ten results per page. You can sort these options by publication date, product type, how often they are downloaded, and how highly they are rated by CasePlace.org faculty users.
Have questions or need help searching? Contact Garrett Barr at email@example.com.
Most of the materials on CasePlace are available to all users. However, some materials can only be viewed by users who are registered with a faculty account. (To register as faculty, please contact Garrett Barr at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the faculty designation, please see “Registration” above.)
“Faculty only” materials primarily include free review copies of case studies, and teaching modules produced by Aspen CBE that are designed as free-standing lessons that faculty can easily incorporate into an existing class. Materials provided by outside sources that are restricted are designated as such because of legal agreements with our content providers that require us to ensure that only faculty view them. Restricted Aspen CBE-produced materials are designated as such so as keep the students of faculty who might use the materials from stumbling across them.
Licensing to Use our Content in Class
While almost all of the materials on our site can be viewed free of charge, some require purchase for use in the classroom. When purchase is required, you will be directed to the website of the publisher where you can purchase the materials.
Giving Voice to Values (GVV) materials, which are produced by Aspen CBE, are free of charge, but permission is required to use them in your teaching. For permission to use GVV materials, please contact Mary Gentile at email@example.com. If you are in doubt about whether a document requires permission or must be purchased, please contact Garrett Barr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This site is for you! CasePlace.org is a place where you can exchange ideas, and add your content and commentary. We support your efforts by conducting ongoing searches for appropriate materials and using expert guidance to organize and produce site materials. Have suggestions? Contact Garrett Barr at email@example.com!