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Food industry case studies: a suitable medium for publication

Howard Lyons (Food Group, Faculty of Organisation and Management, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK)

British Food Journal

ISSN: 0007-070X

Article publication date: 1 September 2005

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Abstract

Purpose

Case studies are a valuable, yet often undervalued vehicle for communicating applied industry‐related research data. The British Food Journal, along with other journals, regularly receives case study papers yet in general terms, instructions on how they are best written is lacking. The purpose of this article is to provide advice on writing case studies for publication in a food‐related journal.

Design/methodology/approach

Approaches to writing case studies in other subject disciplines were reviewed and adapted for reporting food related case studies.

Findings

Different forms of case studies are described and how they could be used to disseminate or communicate food related research/practitioner interventions is discussed. Suggestions for ensuring/maximising the quality of qualitative or quantitative case study submissions are presented. A template for writing case studies is provided and ethical considerations are discussed.

Originality/value

The article describes for the first time, advice and considerations on writing case studies for publication in a food‐related journal.

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Citation

Lyons, H. (2005), "Food industry case studies: a suitable medium for publication", British Food Journal, Vol. 107 No. 9, pp. 702-713. https://doi.org/10.1108/00070700510615080

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2005, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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