Students, academics attend workshop on how to develop case studies for businesses

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Students and academics at University of Papua New Guinea’s school of business and public policy are learning how to develop case studies for businesses in Papua New Guinea during a two-week workshop conducted by Prof Charles A Rarick in Port Moresby.
The workshop started on Oct 22 and will end on Nov 12.
The US Embassy-funded workshop teaches students and academics on how to implement the business case method of learning, develop business case writing skills and case analysis skills.
Rarick, who is a professor of international business in the school of management at Purdue University, said Papua New Guinea currently relied on case studies written in the United States, Australia or other countries.
“My goal is to help students produce information using local conditions that will be more relevant to PNG’s reality,” he said.
These cases will give business owners and policy makers the tools they need to make informed decisions and establish policies to improve the business climate in PNG.
This case study method of learning, introduced by Harvard Business School, is popular at universities throughout the world.
With Rarick’s assistance, UPNG professors and students will, for the first time, be able to write business cases based on local conditions.
Rarick, the author of books and articles on international business issues, will return to UPNG next spring.
He will continue working with the faculty and students of UPNG to develop the skills they need to analyse various business situations and make appropriate decisions based on critical analysis.

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