Volume 21 Issue 2, 2006

The case study method and management learning: making the most of a strong story telling tradition in emergency services management education

Mark Wall

Peer-reviewed Article

Archived Article


Emergency services managers learn from practice yet practice is an expensive and sometimes a dangerous teacher. The case study method allows for a vicarious experience and reflection on practice and has use as a management teaching and research method. As such it should feature early and often in emergency services management education and in related training and development for practitioners in this field.