Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: May 01, 2019     Views: 19536

When citing case studies in APA style you'll want to include the typical citation elements and apply general formatting guidelines. The following are examples of how case studies could be cited in APA style, but be sure to check with your professor about how they'd like you to cite case studies in your work.

In-Text Citations

Kotter (1990) explains the steps British Airways took to reverse a horrible customer service atmosphere and financial crisis.


… as the case study concluded (Bisell & Tram, 2007).


Groysberg and Connolly (2015) concluded in their case study that….

Reference List

Example (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines):

Author(s). (Year). Title of case study. HBS No. number of case study. City, State abbreviation or Country of publication: Publisher.

Example, one author:

Kotter, J. (1990). Changing the Culture at British Airways. HBS No. 491-009. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing.

Example, two authors:

Groysberg, B., & Connolly, K. (2015). BlackRock: Diversity as a Driver for Success. HBS No. 415-047. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing.

More information:

For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (Campus Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online Students) for assistance with citations.

This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to cite a Harvard Business Review case study in your class assignments and projects.

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