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About the New Zealand Business Case Collection (NZBCC)

The New Zealand Business Case Collection comprises New Zealand case studies for use by business educators and researchers.

Case studies of New Zealand companies, business challenges and environmental situations are of
increasing relevance in New Zealand business teaching and are currently found in a number of different formats;

  • print books,
  • cases for sale,
  • articles in magazines,
  • Government and commercial websites.

The NZBCC database aims to list, index and give the location of New Zealand business cases for relevant research and teaching.

The following types of business case studies are currently in the database:

The University of Auckland Business School cases
The University of Auckland Business Case Centre produces case studies that document milestones and trends in leadership and management in New Zealand and sometimes overseas businesses and organisations. These cases are typically 5 – 15 page documents that provide a factual description of an important decision or situation an organisation has faced, along with details about the options regarding a specific managerial dilemma. The case studies are written and prepared by Business School staff and researchers which are based on interviews and information provided by the featured company, organisation or individual.

The University of Auckland Business Case Centre offers an inspection copy and some cases are accompanied by a set of teaching notes. Cases are easy to order. You can limit your search to the The University of Auckland under Browse The University of Auckland cases or use the link on the results record Obtain this item from the Business Case Centre. Members of university staff and colleagues in allied institutions may be entitled to access copies free of charge.


Other case studies
Business case studies about New Zealand companies and business practice have been collected from business publications such as books, journals, newspapers and websites, since 2000. This includes cases about New Zealand companies written in overseas publications.

In each case a source is given so that it is possible to locate the case in books or articles using library services, or by clicking on the online link provided.


Searching NZBCC
Use the Search box to find relevant cases by keyword, date, author’s name or the organisation which produced them. Use the search filters displayed on the right hand side of the screen to limit or widen your search. Case studies vary in length which is indicated on the results record. Check the How to search page for more details.


Case studies are searchable under the following headings:

Case type
Case study
Historical narrative
Mini case
Teaching case
Video case
Industry
Agriculture
Banking / financial
Biotechnology
Energy
Engineering
Fisheries
Food and beverage
ICT (Information and Communication Technologies)
Manufacturing
Media
Property
Retailing / wholesale / distribution
Services
Social services
Sports
Tourism
Transport
Broad Business Category
Accounting and finance
Business economics
Communication
Corporate policy
E-commerce
Entrepreneurship and innovation
Human resource management
International business
Law
Management
Maori development
Marketing
Mergers
Operations, information and technology
Organisational behaviour
Strategy
Supply chain management
Sustainability
Taxation
Keywords / descriptors
Acquisitions
Business development
Business model development
Change
Culture
Decision making
Entrepreneurship
Family business
Fast growth
Financial
Growth
Industry development
Innovation
Intellectual property
Internationalisation
Joint venture
Leadership
Outsourcing
Problem solving
Value creation
The University of Auckland Business School Departments and Research Institutes
Accounting and Finance
Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning
Commercial Law
Economics
Graduate School of Management
Information Systems and Operations Management
Management and International Business
Mira Szaszy Research Centre for Maori and Pacific Economic Development
Marketing
New Zealand Asia Institute
New Zealand Leadership Institute
Property
Taxation


Technical development
The database has been developed by the University of Auckland Library Application Development and Support Team, powered by the Library's SuperIndex Repository (DSpace) and in-house development, Skylight collection viewer.

The project was managed by Julie Sibthorpe, Manager, Business and Economics Information Services,
The University of Auckland Library, and input design and quality control was carried out by Gillian Ralph, Subject Librarian, Business and Economics Information Services.


Acknowledgements to:
The University Librarian, Janet Copsey;
The University of Auckland Business School Case Centre