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Case Studies

  • Abe de Jong
  • Hugo van Driel
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Economic History book series (PEHS)

Abstract

Case study methods are used to research individual units, such as an entrepreneur, a firm, an industry or a country. This chapter introduces three types of case studies: exploratory case studies, unique cases and cases that allow for explicit testing of a theory or hypothesis. The authors illustrate how each of these approaches can be used in economic history research using a series of examples.

JEL Classification

B41 N01 N80 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abe de Jong
    • 1
  • Hugo van Driel
    • 2
  1. 1.Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Erasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands

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