About us

About us

Business cases developed and written by the Case Development Centre (CDC) at RSM are used as teaching aids by businesses and by management schools worldwide. CDC is the only organisation in Europe specialising in case writing.

We develop business cases by working closely with academia and businesses. The cases bring first-hand knowledge of business practices to management education as well as other businesses, and are an effective way of communicating management theory to business practitioners. They are published through reputable outlets such as The Case Centre (formerly ecch) and Ivey Publishing, as well as popular media channels such as the Financial Times.

Award-winning cases

Our cases have won major international case writing competitions, such as the ECCH Case Awards and the EFMD Case Writing Competition.  Some of these award-winning cases are among the most popular management teaching materials.

CDC was established in 2008 to meet the growing demand for customised management teaching cases.

Business uses

CDC’s academics and practitioners work with a wide variety of businesses to produce case studies. Uses include:

  • Internal training or promotional purposes using the businesses’ own case study or white paper;
  • Demonstrating business expertise or leadership;
  • Enhance reputations throughout academic and business communities;Enlarging public awareness of services, research or products;
  • Developing case-writing skills in the business community.