Welcome to the CDC!

Welcome to the Case Development Centre (CDC) at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). Our business teaching cases are among The Case Centre's 2022 top 15 best-sellers and have won various prizes. Two of our free cases ranked in the top ten across all categories, with an additional case making the top 15 in Entrepreneurship: Fairphone: organising for sustained social impact. These thought-provoking cases are designed to shape the future of business, explore innovation, strategy, and the pursuit of sustainable practices.

Join us on this transformative journey as we empower educators and students worldwide. Explore our case collection and unlock the potential for sustainable business growth and social impact.

Our services

Read about what the CDC can do to support you, from idea development to case writing.

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Our cases

Explore our catalogue! All RSM cases are free to access for EUR staff.

SDG cases

This case series derives from RSM’s initiative to embed SDGs in its curriculum.

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RSM case community

For all EUR staff interested in developing teaching cases.

Our services

Case Development

If you’re working on a case, working on a white paper – or have an idea that needs developing, then we can offer guidance, assistance and training. Here’s a list of links to the services of the RSM Case Development Centre.

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Case studies are a popular teaching method in management education and in-company trainings. Participants work to solve real-life business challenges and learn from actual decisions taken by managers.

RSM’s Case Development Centre provides published cases to a wide range of users. We also offer a number of services to our clients, including case writing courses, guided case writing services, case method workshops, and case material optimisation. We constantly innovate our case content and presentation to meet user needs in the digital age.

By working with CDC, organisations can benefit in many ways:

  • Showcasing expertise or leadership;
  • Enhancing reputations in professional communities;
  • Increasing public awareness of services, products, innovations or social responsibility;
  • Facilitating internal training and team development;
  • Recruiting new talent; and
  • Strengthening ties with academia and with Erasmus University Rotterdam’s business schools.

Individuals and organisations can access the entire RSM case collection through The Case Centre. Depending on the content and purpose of use, some cases are offered for free.

Staff at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) have free access to all RSM cases. There are currently over 200 cases available, and new cases are always being added. EUR staff can browse the collection in our Case Catalogue and request copies of the cases and/or teaching notes they wish to use in their teaching.

Faculty at RSM also have priority access to CDC services: case writing by CDC staff, guided case writing to facilitate you in creating your own, workshops on how to use the case method and how to develop cases, and case material optimisation. We can also help you to select suitable case materials and advise you on integrating them in your teaching. 

In addition to the RSM case collection, the UK-based Case Centre offers free cases produced by many other universities. Erasmus University Library also has a subscription to the SAGE business case collection that is free to all EUR staff. 

For RSM MSc programme teachers

RSM has a contract with Harvard Business Publishing that allows teachers to use five Harvard cases per student per year at a reduced rate in MSc programmes. This manual explains how to incorporate Harvard cases into the Canvas pages for your course. 


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Bas Koene
Filippa Laurelii
Case Writing Assistant
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Tao Yue
Managing editor
Ilze van den Brink
Administrative Assistant
Lucas Pedretti
Marketing Assistant