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Company Culture

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Company Culture, what it is and how to change it. How do you assess your current company culture. How do you change the company culture if necessary to align it to your values.
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useful for back ground and some links to other articles on culture down th epage.

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Cheap smartphones tempt buyers

Cheap smartphones tempt buyers | A2 Business Unit 4 | Scoop.it
Nokia's sales figures reveal a blossoming market for lower-end, budget smartphones, experts claim.
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interesting article on competion in phone market and how cheap smartphones are big sales

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The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy - worth a read to help understanding of Porter

The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy - worth a read to help understanding of Porter | A2 Business Unit 4 | Scoop.it
The Idea in Brief You know that to sustain long-term profitability you must respond strategically to competition.
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Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions - look at the deals possibly coming up.

(Adds Baxter, General Electric, Coca-Cola, William Hill,Turkish Airlines, Verizon, and others)Dec 4 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitionsand disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Tuesday:**...
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Look at how well Harriet Green is doing at - Thomas Cook urges investors to look beyond £590m loss as it makes sweeping changes to revive fortunes

Look at how well Harriet Green is doing at - Thomas Cook urges investors to look beyond £590m loss as it makes sweeping changes to revive fortunes | A2 Business Unit 4 | Scoop.it
The travel company is counting the cost of restructuring as it overhauls its UK business, cuts its aircraft fleet and sells off hotels.
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some good charts to look at for changes in inflation and comparison with a number of different things

some good charts to look at for changes in inflation and comparison with a number of different things | A2 Business Unit 4 | Scoop.it
Analysts and designers at Timetric have produced a 'dashboard' of interactive charts covering key inflation statistics.
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University tuition fee increase sends inflation back up again

University tuition fee increase sends inflation back up again | A2 Business Unit 4 | Scoop.it
Spiralling university tuition fees and dearer food bills helped send Britain's annual inflation rate sharply higher last month...
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article on how a cultural change worked and why, may not know company but worth a look.

article on how a cultural change worked and why, may not know company but worth a look. | A2 Business Unit 4 | Scoop.it
In the early 2000s Aetna was struggling mightily on all fronts.
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Apple v Samsung: Corporate Cultures and Design - Forbes

Apple v Samsung: Corporate Cultures and Design - Forbes | A2 Business Unit 4 | Scoop.it
The general story about the two companies is that Apple is a design leader and Samsung is just copying what seems to work. Samsung is therefore always second to market, violates Apple's patents but can offer similar features at lower cost.
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Samsung's crisis culture: a driver and a drawback | Reuters

Samsung's crisis culture: a driver and a drawback | Reuters | A2 Business Unit 4 | Scoop.it
SEOUL (Reuters) - In his 1997 book, Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee wrote that a successful company needs a heightened sense of crisis, so that it always looks ahead even when it's doing well, and needs to...
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EU mergers and takeovers (Nov 26) - Reuters

EU mergers and takeovers (Nov 26)ReutersBRUSSELS Nov 26 (Reuters) - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS.
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6 Big Mergers That Were Killed by Culture (And How to Stop it from Killing Yours) #hr #culture #mergers http://t.co/oP8qhXNr...
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Green Mountain Pops on Q4 Earnings - CNBC

Green Mountain Pops on Q4 Earnings - CNBC | A2 Business Unit 4 | Scoop.it
Topics: Stock Market | Investment Analysts | Mergers and Acquisitions | Investment Strategy | Wall Street | Stock Picks | Economy (U.S.) | Consumers | Employment | Earnings | Economy (Global) ...
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Can corporate culture drive performance and profitability? | The Jakarta Post

Can corporate culture drive performance and profitability? | The Jakarta Post | A2 Business Unit 4 | Scoop.it
It is said that culture is the root cause of success or failure at any company. However, the reality is that the world is full of bankrupt companies ...
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nice article on its place in business success or failure

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Jaguar Land Rover to add 800 jobs

Jaguar Land Rover to add 800 jobs | A2 Business Unit 4 | Scoop.it
Carmaker Jaguar Land Rover says it is to create 800 new jobs at its plant in Solihull as it announces record sales for 2012.
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a takeover that has produced more jobs and good news for the midlands

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Nokia Maps digitise city streets - will this propel Nokia's smartphone forward

Nokia Maps digitise city streets - will this propel Nokia's smartphone forward | A2 Business Unit 4 | Scoop.it
Nokia reveals its efforts to digitise the world as it faces a mapping arms race against Google and others.
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Netflix inks Disney deal, but no new films 'til 2016 - away of widening it's audience and giving it competitive advantage possibly

Netflix inks Disney deal, but no new films 'til 2016 - away of widening it's audience and giving it competitive advantage possibly | A2 Business Unit 4 | Scoop.it
A new Netflix deal effectively ends Starz's contract with Disney.
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Change Management vs. Change Leadership -- What's the Difference? - Forbes - interesting article and video, do we talk about the wrong thing when talking about change - link with changes in CEO at ...

Change Management vs. Change Leadership -- What's the Difference? - Forbes - interesting article and video, do we talk about the wrong thing when talking about change - link with changes in CEO at ... | A2 Business Unit 4 | Scoop.it
John Kotter talks about the difference between change management and change leadership.
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Hard rations for poor families as inflation erodes incomes - example of how inflation has impacted on businesses product decisions.

Hard rations for poor families as inflation erodes incomes - example of how inflation has impacted on businesses product decisions. | A2 Business Unit 4 | Scoop.it
Letters: A return to kitchen basics and more cooking from scratch both offer a cheap and easy route to better nutrition...
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Mergers That Stick, some interesting points raised on Mergers and Takeovers, especially the Haircutting

Mergers That Stick, some interesting points raised on Mergers and Takeovers, especially the Haircutting | A2 Business Unit 4 | Scoop.it
The Idea in Brief • As the economy recovers, successful mergers will be those that have focused on integrating and motivating new talent—not those involving a bargain-bas...
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lots of links to business theories, and linked with business examples, good back ground stuff

lots of links to business theories, and linked with business examples, good back ground stuff | A2 Business Unit 4 | Scoop.it
Japanese Business Culture: Soichiro Honda, manager and entrepreneur - Thinking Managers by Edward de Bono and Robert Heller...
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Bendy phones 'to appear in 2013' useful for Technology and how Nokia maybe fighting back.

Bendy phones 'to appear in 2013' useful for Technology and how Nokia maybe fighting back. | A2 Business Unit 4 | Scoop.it
Rumours abound that next year will see the launch of the first bendy phone - but what is this technology of the future?
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When mergers and acquisitions go wrong | The Times

When mergers and acquisitions go wrong | The Times | A2 Business Unit 4 | Scoop.it
Most M&A rows are about accuracy of financial details given to buyers but going to court, or public, is the nuclear option.
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8 Recent Hospital Mergers & Acquisitions - Becker's Hospital Review

8 Recent Hospital Mergers & Acquisitions - Becker's Hospital Review | A2 Business Unit 4 | Scoop.it
The following hospital mergers and acquisitions took place within the past week, beginning with the most recent.
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