About the Acadia Institute of Case Studies

The Acadia Institute of Case Studies (AICS) is a non-profit centre in the School of Business Administration, Acadia University. The purpose of the Institute is to develop educational resource materials to assist educators and instructors in the classroom by providing innovative and enhanced "teaching tools" which reflect "real-world" situations. The Institute's focus is on entrepreneurship and small business operations.

Entrepreneurship and small business are the backbone of our nation's economy. In efforts to foster and promote the concept of entrepreneurship and small business, the Acadia Institute of Case Studies (AICS) has developed a series of case studies that can help prepare the entrepreneur and would-be entrepreneur for the realities facing the small business operator.

These case studies are intended to help students learn problem-solving and decision-making skills, sometimes under complex and difficult circumstances.

The Institute currently has approximately 80 case studies available, including associated teaching notes and some with accompanying videos. These cases have been written and reviewed by university professors in collaboration with industry partners, and are being used in universities, community colleges, high schools and small business management programs. Case development is ongoing and new cases will be added to our case catalogue as they are completed and ready for distribution.

All cases are copyrighted by the AICS. Cases can be photocopied for educational purposes. This permission does not include reproduction.

If you are interested in entrepreneurship and small business case studies, please browse through our online cases, and download them. If you are instructor and you wish to get the teaching notes, then you need to apply a password.

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