The report is filled with case studies and most of the case studies can be assigned to three types of solutions. They are global problem solving, global workable solutions and case study analysis format. Harvard, Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School report (HKS) is filled with case studies. It seems they are not averse to employing case studies in a case study analysis format.
There are different components that should be considered while identifying the case study solution. For example, global problem solving can take any global event and the business plan should have a case study analysis format in order to evaluate the case study solution and its benefit to the business. A global problem occurs when an event is not the same anywhere. The benefit is when the case study analysis format helps to solve the problem of shared situations. In case of the case study analysis format, the basic assumption of the study is that every place has similar situations.
In order to identify the solution for a global problem, the business must determine the events that are similar. For example, there are two industries that sell similar products but it may not be similar industries but will some products? For that reason, the business plan should include a case study analysis format.
Another case study format in identifying the global problem is the case study analysis format. There are several different forms of this format and Harvard is also embracing it. The question now is how will they translate the format into a case study solution.
The business analyst must understand the business, the characteristics of the industry and the unique cross section that the business is in. The business analyst should have a process to identify the similarities and differences of the cases. The difference is how the case studies will be converted into a global problem. A case study analysis format is much better than using case studies, especially in the case of Harvard HBS report.
The report contains case studies that are prepared in a case study analysis format which is just a way of categorizing similar events. Using case studies can give more information about the same event but this does not mean that the studies are same.
The other major problem is the use of case study analysis format as a tool to deal with the global problem solving. The reports based on case studies will be generic and there will be no problem in the global problem solving when there are global problems. The report based on case studies can contain cases that are similar but not identical.
Again, when there are Global problems, the report based on case studies will not have any information. This makes the case study analysis format useful in identifying problems. When the problem is global, the report based on case studies will be generic and this is the same as the business solution based on case studies.
The problem that is in a problem based on case studies is identifying the characteristics of the business that can help identify the global problem. The report is globally applicable. For this reason, the business must rely on the report based on case studies.
The case study analysis format is not helpful in global problem solving and the report is not useful for dealing with Global problems. This is a global problem for the business.
The case study solution is best used in business cases that have an edge to survive the global problems. The Harvard Business School is at an advantage because it covers three types of global problems. However, Harvard is limited in the number of global cases because they only have three locations: Hong Kong, Tokyo and Stanford.