Case Studies

Over the last several years, the Department has produced a number of case studies to be used in courses related to Business Administration. The case study method is recognised around the world as a pedagogical tool, useful in enhancing students' analytical skills and achieving more active teaching interactions. In some universities and business schools it is the preferred method of teaching business administration.

A case study, usually between 5 and 60 pages, will include a description of a business situation suitable for the student to identify and prepare problem-solving measures for the company. These measures are later discussed and analysed in class with active participation from students.

All UPF cases are registered at the Research Center of Financial Economics and Accounting (CREFC).


# Title Author(s) Languages
1 El FCB i l'Elefant Blau Noemí Prat and Oriol Amat catalan
2 Eurotunnel (A) Mauricio Barriga spanish
3 Eurotunnel (B) Mauricio Barriga spanish
4 Eurotunnel (C) Mauricio Barriga spanish
5 Easyjet Oriol Amat spanish
6 Las cuentas del FCB Oriol Amat, Josep Maria Rosanas and Marc Badia catalan/spanish
7 Electrical Horizons Ester Oliveras and Robert Day english
8 Telepizza Oriol Amat and Ignacio Fiestas catalan/spanish/english
9 Cárnicas González Oriol Amat spanish
10 La gestió a l’IRTA (A) Francesc Reguant catalan/spanish
11 La gestió a l’IRTA (B) Francesc Reguant catalan/spanish
12 Amazon Raúl González english
13 Europan Insurance Ltd. Sofía Carlsson spanish/english
14 BMW Yulia Kasperskaya english
15 Daimler Beinz Martin Holstandreanssen english
16 Marks & Spencer Georgios Karaliopoulos english
17 La fusión de tres filiales del Banco Industrial Ignacio Fiestas spanish
18 Mc Donanld’s Pere Mercader english
19 Gestió 2000 Oriol Amat spanish
20 Pans & Co. Javier Graells catalan
21 Swissair Mercè Roca english
22 Majorica Oriol Amat spanish
23 Manchester United Irina Cohujarenco english
24 Patagon Elisa C. Mandalaoui spanish
25 Euro Disney S.C.A. Ana Paula Tepedino english
26 Bankinter Juan Quiroga spanish
27 Caprabo Ignacio Fiestas spanish/english
28 Enron Francis Grabowski, Marc Lemenestrel and Oriol Amat english
29 Audiovisual Europea Oriol Amat spanish/english
30 Centre de Formació Professional Aurora Oriol Amat catalan
31 Eroski Tomás Lejarraga spanish/english
32 Husa (A) Jaume Clua, Xavier Comellas, Xavier Fernández, Lluis Gascón, Xavier Hernández and Jordi Solé catalan
33 Husa (B) Jaume Clua, Xavier Comellas, Xavier Fernández, Lluis Gascón, Xavier Hernández and Jordi Solé catalan/spanish
34 Yahoo Elena Jarocinska english
35 Commercial Union Daniel Galindo spanish
36 El CMI de una MNC Susana Tintoré and Imma Xampeny spanish
37 Precovasa Josep Maria Argilés catalan
38 Soluciones Informáticas Oriol Amat spanish
39 Universidad pública Oriol Amat spanish
40 Inditex Llorenç Bagur and Josep Lluis Boned spanish
41 Eastman Kodak Eythor Eythorsson, Holger Geyer, Oana Iosif and Ramon Trullàs english
42 CISCO Mireia Manent, Vivian Strosek, Sissel Tangen, Valentin Tataru and Max Wuhrer english
43 ARM Holdings Plc Lex Bradshaw-Zanger english
44 Desarrollo y gestión de una transformación empresarial: Grup Alimentari de Guissona Josep Roca i Trescents and Mercè Roca i Puigvert spanish
45 Implantación de la Norma ISO 14.001: El Aeropuerto de Barcelona Tomás Lejarraga spanish
46 Hacia la ecoeficiencia. El caso Braun Española, S.A. Tomás Lejarraga spanish
47 Un ejemplo de ecosuficiencia: Carrefour y su línea de productos "Eco" Tomás Lejarraga spanish
48 El cambio global, el Protocolo de Kioto y su repercusión en las empresas españolas: El caso de Gas Natural SDG Tomás Lejarraga spanish
49 El Corte Inglés Oriol Amat english
50 Girona Textiles Manufacturing Oriol Amat english
51 Mercadona: adapting the business model in years of recession Oriol Amat and Josep Francesc Valls catalan/spanish/english
52 Aguas Andinas Alicia Rios B., Guillermo Roa S., Jose Luis Prado A., Rodolfo Muñoz spanish
53 FICOSA Luz Parrondo english
54 Antena 3 Paqui Masegosa, Eduardo Mateos, Claudia Hidalgo spanish
55 Colbún Osvaldo Larraín G., Claudia Mancilla Q., Pablo Sadá A., Sonia Santibáñez G. spanish
56 Corporación Alimentaria Guissona Oriol Amat catalan/spanish
57 Bon Preu: Social commitment, Innovation and Growth Oriol Amat, Pilar Soldevila i García english / catalan / spanish
58 Lift & Good Lifs Andrea Giannotta, Carlotta Daldoss english
59 Tawseel.com - Multi-Menu Delivery Project Amani Alruhaymi english
60 Rub Valves Case Carl Martin Engh, Leonardo Valentino, Patrick Walker, Sara Bonomi english
61 Eastman Kodak Co. Esen Kılıç, Mohamed Hatem, Reem Lofty, Turkislam Hopa, Yehia Balbaa english
62 ICA Norway Assel Gubaidullina, Diana González Cacho, Maria Inês Gonçalves, Mari Kristina Gjelstad english
63 Restructuring in the middle of economic turmoil David Cabero english
64 General Lab Oriol Amat, Martí Guasch catalan/spanish
65 Norwegian Guillermo Nafarrate, Eirik Lopez Gran, Nuno Ferreira, Gerard De Manresa english
66 Panrico 1 Oriol Amat, Pilar Lloret catalan / spanish / english
67 Panrico 2 Elisabet Fonalleras, Francesc Plantés catalan
68 Pescanova Natàlia Amat, Roger Mercader catalan / spanish / english
69 Freixenet Kirian Blanco Sánchez, Anna Castellsagués Font, Elisenda Fernández Cuyàs, Francisco Ojeda Escuder spanish
70 Damm Alex Garcia, David Inglés, Patricia Marca, Núria Vicens catalan
71 La Sirena Elena Andreu, Núria Casadevall, Rosa Sagal, Divya Shewani catalan
72 Starbucks Aida García, Anna Vizcaíno, Xin-Bei Yuan catalan
73 Torrons Vicens Suren Harutyunyan, Daniel López, Adrià Masip, Héctor Paris, Daniel Moreno, David Trepat catalan
74 DIR Oriol Amat, Francesc Sellas, Mar Domenech catalan / spanish
75 Metalquimia Oriol Amat, Miren Iruretagoyuena, Pilar Lloret catalan / spanish
76 Paellador Group Oriol Amat, Pilar Lloret catalan / spanish