Frequently Asked Questions

How to search case studies?

You can search cases: using the keyword search on the home page   The site will suggest the authors and case titles related to your keyword.   chosing an Area of Interests   filtering the results on the page Cases You can also check the sectio

You can search cases:

  • using the keyword search on the home page
FAQ - Search keyword

 

The site will suggest the authors and case titles related to your keyword.

FAQ - Search for author

 

  • chosing an Area of Interests
FAQ - Search area of interest

 

  • filtering the results on the page Cases

You can also check the section with Suggested Searches on the Home page that refers to the hot topics of the moment

FAQ - Suggested searches

 

 

 

What is an Inspection Copy?

Inspection copies are single copies not suitable for teaching in the classroom. They are used by Educators to assess the suitability of the selected case study for the classroom. Inspection copies are not for classroom use as indicated on the watermark prin

Inspection copies are single copies not suitable for teaching in the classroom. They are used by Educators to assess the suitability of the selected case study for the classroom. Inspection copies are not for classroom use as indicated on the watermark printed on each page.

Can I reproduce an Inspection Copy?

Inspection copies are not for classroom use. They cannot be copied, stored, transmitted, translated, reproduced or distributed in any form or medium.

How can I access Inspection Copies or/and Teaching Notes?

Inspection copies are provided for free to verified Educators and Higher Education Support Staff. Please create an account, select the right educational status, and after verification (please allow for 2-3 business days) you will receive a confirmation emai

Inspection copies are provided for free to verified Educators and Higher Education Support Staff. Please create an account, select the right educational status, and after verification (please allow for 2-3 business days) you will receive a confirmation email. For more information check the “Manage my Account” section.

How can I order a master copy to be taught in my course?

You must be registered and logged in to order online. Once you have found the product you want to purchase, click on add to cart and proceed to checkout. For more information check the “Ordering Information” section.

How can I share a case study with my colleagues?

You can share a case study with your peers by using the “Share link to case” button. This will copy the url of the case that you can paste in an email to your colleagues. You can also share an interesting case study through the social networks by clicking

You can share a case study with your peers by using the “Share link to case” button. This will copy the url of the case that you can paste in an email to your colleagues.

You can also share an interesting case study through the social networks by clicking on the buttons above the summary of the case.

What is «My Favourites»?

If you are interested in saving a case for later, click on “Add to favourites” and create your list of your preferred case studies. This can be used to create the list of cases you use for a specific course giving you an easy way to retrieve them for next t

If you are interested in saving a case for later, click on “Add to favourites” and create your list of your preferred case studies. This can be used to create the list of cases you use for a specific course giving you an easy way to retrieve them for next time.

How can I access Inspection Copies or/and Teaching Notes?

Inspection copies are provided for free to verified Educators and Higher Education Support Staff. Please create an account, select the right educational status, and after verification (please allow for 2-3 business days) you will receive a confirmation emai

Inspection copies are provided for free to verified Educators and Higher Education Support Staff. Please create an account, select the right educational status, and after verification (please allow for 2-3 business days) you will receive a confirmation email. For more information check the “Manage my Account” section.

What is a Case Study?

A case study is a description of a management situation that can be real or hypothetical. Mirroring INSEAD’s vocation as 'the business school for the world', our case collection is remarkable for its richness and diversity, providing lessons in learning fr

A case study is a description of a management situation that can be real or hypothetical.

Mirroring INSEAD’s vocation as 'the business school for the world', our case collection is remarkable for its richness and diversity, providing lessons in learning from a vast number of countries and cultures. Cases not only stimulate class discussion, they put the student in the shoes of the decision maker seeking answers to today’s burning management issues and challenges. They offer insight into the successes and failures that characterize every firm and venture, distilling wisdom that can be practically applied in the business world. Up to 100 new cases are added to the collection annually, authored by faculty and research staff who have privileged access to industry executives, entrepreneurs and experts willing to share their experience.

What is a Case with Extra?

The case authors create additional support material for some INSEAD cases that we make avaialbe directly on the page with the case description on the Publishing website.On these pages, instructors can download additional teaching material including teaching

The case authors create additional support material for some INSEAD cases that we make avaialbe directly on the page with the case description on the Publishing website.On these pages, instructors can download additional teaching material including teaching notes, video ads and interviews, powerpoint presentations, excel spreadsheets, videos of professors teaching the case at INSEAD etc. Most of these cases have a restricted section for instructors only. There are also some cases with support material availabe for students.

Check the list on all cases with Extra material on this page.

What is a Popular Case?

The popularity of a case study is based on its adoption and interest.  They are flagged as Popular on the website and a specific filter can be applied to find them.

In how many languages?

All original cases are written in English. Some of them are translated into Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian. To request permission to translate INSEAD cases for distribution as classroom/training handouts please contact

All original cases are written in English. Some of them are translated into Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian.

To request permission to translate INSEAD cases for distribution as classroom/training handouts please contact [email protected]. Note that INSEAD retains copyright of translated material.

How to request a reprint or translation permission of INSEAD case material?

Reprints or Translations of INSEAD case studies are subject to permission.  Please contact [email protected] to request permission to republish an INSEAD Case in a textbook or other publication. We do not allow any adaptation, edit, excerpt, or summa

Reprints or Translations of INSEAD case studies are subject to permission. 

Please contact [email protected] to request permission to republish an INSEAD Case in a textbook or other publication. We do not allow any adaptation, edit, excerpt, or summary of any case; a case must be republished in full.

To request permission to translate INSEAD cases for distribution as classroom/training handouts please contact [email protected]. Note that INSEAD retains copyright of translated material.

Can I submit my case study at INSEAD?

INSEAD publishes material authored by INSEAD faculty only. We do not publish external authors.

Can my library add INSEAD case studies in its permanent collection?

The libraries are not authorised to add INSEAD cases in their permanent collection available for students. Case material must be ordered separately for every course in which it is used. Check section ordering for teaching purpose.

Where can I order INSEAD case studies?

Apart from this website INSEAD case studies can be purchased through our distributors’ websites: Case Centre CCMP Harvard Business Publishing study.net XanEdu Spanish and Portuguese case translations are also availbe at IESE Publishing. Japanese case

Apart from this website INSEAD case studies can be purchased through our distributors’ websites:

Spanish and Portuguese case translations are also availbe at IESE Publishing.

Japanese case transaltions can be ordered at Case Center Japan.

How to sign up on the website?

You can fill in and submit a registration form on the page Account Signup.

To access this page, you should either click on the button "Get an account now!" on the Home page or click on Login and then chose "Sign Up Here" in the pop-up window.

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What is the educational status?

The educational status is the first field to be filled and is one of the most important as it will trigger your level of access to some content and functionalities. Select the status corresponding to your academic profile. Educator PhD Student with Teachi

The educational status is the first field to be filled and is one of the most important as it will trigger your level of access to some content and functionalities. Select the status corresponding to your academic profile.

  • Educator
  • PhD Student with Teaching Responsibility
  • Research Staff
  • Higher Education Staff
  • Student
  • Other

To be granted Educator status, please provide the url to your online profile to allow a quicker validation of your account. Please note that any status requested will be granted only after validation by the INSEAD Publishing team. Kindly allow 3 working days for the activation of your account.

How can I order a master copy to be taught in my course?

You must be registered and logged in to order online.  Once you have found the product you want to purchase, click on add to cart and proceed to checkout.

What is the difference between teaching/training license and personal/research license?

Personal/research license cannot be used for classroom use. This license is an individual license immediate consumption. As an Educator/Instructor you should select the teaching/training license, fill in all the fields relative to your course and enter the

Personal/research license cannot be used for classroom use. This license is an individual license immediate consumption.

As an Educator/Instructor you should select the teaching/training license, fill in all the fields relative to your course and enter the number of participants/students in your course in the field “quantity”. A minimum of 5 copies is automatically applied.

How do I retrieve my purchased material?

Where can I find my invoice?