What is a case study?
Case studies are an account of administrative problems in either a real or imagine organization. The purpose of using case studies
in a classroom environment is to bring students close to the realities of everyday administrative problems. The purpose is to present problem scenarios that the student must work hard to solve. The aim of case studies is not to provide answers to already known questions but rather to raise questions that will allow the student to find solutions through a decision making process.
Just like any other research paper, case studies also require citations. There are several ways you can cite your case study. Some of the citation styles
in use are the APA, MLA, CHICAGO and Harvard referencing style. Each of these citation methods has different formatting methods. The formatting method that you use for your case study will to a large extent depend on your institutional requirement, professional association or personal preference. It is often better to check with your department first if you are a student before choosing a suitable citation method.
For the purposes of this paper, a few of the case study citation methods
will be discussed to give a general idea of how to cite a case study.
CHICAGO CITATION STYLE
The Chicago Manual of Style presents two basic documentation systems: (1) notes and bibliography and (2) author-date. Choosing between the two often depends on subject matter and the nature of sources cited, as each system is favored by different groups of scholars.
The following examples illustrate citations using the notes and bibliography system.
One author Book:
Pollan, Michael. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York: Penguin, 2006.
Two or more authors
Ward, Geoffrey C., and Ken Burns. The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945. New York: Knopf, 2007
Weinstein, Joshua I. "The Market in Plato's Republic." Classical Philology 104 (2009): 439-58.
Kamp, David. "Deconstructing Dinner." Review of The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, by Michael Pollan. New York Times, April 23, 2006, Sunday Book Review.
MLA CITATION STYLE2>
Mathew, Kent. Concise Principles of Marketing. New York: Better Press, 2010. Print.
Karl, Price, Kelly Pierce, Bullock Lamb and Diana Ross. Building the Future. London: University Press, 2008. Print.
Scuttle, Marina. "Measuring Business Opportunities." Journal of Business Administration 12 (2012): 58-70. Online.
APA CITATION STYLE2>
Single authors for Books
Sawyer, A. (2010). Language socialization in multilingual societies [Kindle version]. Doi:10.1037/10976354368
Multiple authors for Books
MacKay, I., Clarke, C., Fleming, M., Collins, M., & Sue, J. (2006). Food the focus for our future. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.
Hopkins, M. (1998). Corporate social responsibility around the world. Online Journal of Ethics, 2(2). Retrieved from http://www.stthom.edu.public/index.asp
Article or Chapter from an edited book
O' Neil, J. M., & Egan, O. (2002). Beijing 2000 Olympics: The Journey ahead to create a friendlier game. In O.J. Thomas (Eds), The role of fair play in common wealth games (pp. 52 - 107). New Carolina, NC: Better Sprint Media.
Platini, N.K. (2010). The secured economy. Q.U. Queens (ed.) New York, NY: Desert News.
These citation styles should make your case study bibliography complete.