Filipino university professors publish cases in global repository

April 8, 2017 – Filipino university professors published their case studies with the William Davidson Institute (WDI) Publishing at the University of Michigan after training in the latest case writing workshop provided by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development (STRIDE) program in partnership with WDI.

The workshop, held in Cebu City on September 5 to 7, 2016, was the last in the series of workshops under the program. USAID STRIDE and WDI conducted three workshops in 2014, 2015, and 2016. In the months that followed, experts and staff at WDI advised and guided the trainees in developing their case studies into publishable papers that are now part of The Philippines Case Collection available online.

The 24 new cases present real situations experienced by Philippine institutions in fields such as entrepreneurship, education, manufacturing, and sustainable energy, among others. The cases will also inform the academia and industry about collaborations between organizations in the country.

A case study is a short paper that professors can use to immerse students in real-life cases of organizations and individuals who are working to solve problems in the workplace. The case teaching method is often cited as the best simulation of on-the-job training for students, while professors benefit from researching and writing a case study as they work closely with industry players on the details of the case.

The Philippines Case Collection has 94 case studies to date.

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