Introduction

This collection of eight Teaching Case Studies is based on research done as part of the Lead4Skills project on management development needs. All cases or their core topics are based on almost a hundred different interviews conducted with representatives of various companies from all seven participating countries (Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Slovenia). Publically available data was used in some of the cases to enrich the content cases and make them more appropriate for use in the classroom.

The use of case studies highly depends on teaching goals, the learning topics, and the learning environment. A short case might be an excellent choice to use to enrich and make a lecture to a larger group of students more dynamic, while we can also have students divided into smaller groups. Smaller groups may provide us with an environment to tackle more complex and in-depth issues. This also provides an opportunity to work on longer cases that may take several days for students to work on