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How Ben & Jerry's brought maverick ideas to mainstream business

How Ben & Jerry's brought maverick ideas to mainstream business | Bailey's Business A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
As Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's, turns 63, Brad Edmondson explains why the company is proof that profits and purpose can co-exist

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Could be a useful article for thsoe of you focussing on a few companies for your research

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Food suppliers 'at risk of collapse'

Food suppliers 'at risk of collapse' | Bailey's Business A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
More than 100 food suppliers could be forced out of business as supermarkets cut prices in an effort to keep their customers, according to a new report.
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Porter's five forces - supplier / business relationship

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Tesco 'eroded customers' trust'

Tesco 'eroded customers' trust' | Bailey's Business A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Tesco allowed the trust of its millions of customers to be "eroded," ex-boss Sir Terry Leahy tells BBC Panorama in his first detailed comments on the crisis at the retailer.
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fab stuff on leadership, ethics, stakeholders...you name a BUSS4 topic and you are likely to find something included in this article

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Panorama, Trouble at Tesco

Panorama, Trouble at Tesco | Bailey's Business A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Kamal Ahmed investigates what's really gone wrong inside Tesco.
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I will be showing this programme in class but excellent resource for a wide range of BUSS4 topics 

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INDEX

INDEX | Bailey's Business A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
BBC special reports: - Get the latest background, news, features, reaction, Q & A, analysis and in-depth coverage, including interactive reports and infographics from BBC News correspondents and experts.
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This is a new section on the BBC website that has loads of useful inofrmation, articles and special reports on the UK economy...you should be visiting it regularly between now and your exam!

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How Ikea assembled a win in Poland

How Ikea assembled a win in Poland | Bailey's Business A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Ikea has adapted its offering to the Polish market and created a business with roots across society.
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lots of information regarding the expansion into eastern european markets...good for essays on a number of topics.

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How can inflation be good for you?

How can inflation be good for you? | Bailey's Business A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
So, Mark Carney is filling his fountain pen, and looking for a stamp. But why on earth should he be writing to the chancellor to apologise, when low inflation looks so attractive?
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really good and easy to understand explanation of why we need some inflation in the economy...good article for the economic environment

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Bank keeps UK interest rates on hold

Bank keeps UK interest rates on hold | Bailey's Business A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
UK interest rates have been kept on hold for another month by the Bank of England at a record low of 0.5%.
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the economic environment

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Morrisons head Dalton Philips leaves

Morrisons head Dalton Philips leaves | Bailey's Business A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Morrisons reports a fall in sales and says chief executive Dalton Philips is to leave the troubled supermarket after five years in charge.
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leadership, change management, strategy etc

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Banking is changing, slowly, but its culture is still corrupt

Banking is changing, slowly, but its culture is still corrupt | Bailey's Business A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Will Hutton: The latest financial scandal indicates how hard it is to stamp out double-dealing when bankers are allowed to live by their own rules

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culture, leadership, change management etc

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tutor2u's curator insight, November 17, 2014 2:13 PM

Some useful data here on the staggering costs to bank shareholders of the organisational culture of corruption that has blighted parts of the banking industry. How tough will this be to change?

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The Rise of a New Smartphone Giant: China’s Xiaomi

The Rise of a New Smartphone Giant: China’s Xiaomi | Bailey's Business A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Founded in 2010 to sell cheap phones online, the company has become the No. 3 producer worldwide behind Apple and Samsung and is looking toward Brazil and India.

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technology and competition, innovation etc

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Howard Schultz's inspiring challenge to corporate America

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he wants to 'redefine the role and responsibility of a public company' insisting that corporations that achieve a 'balance ...

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tutor2u's curator insight, December 31, 2014 7:50 AM

Could Howard Schultz be a Presidential contender in 2020?

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Howard Schultz - the Main Who Globalised Coffee

Dec. 4 (Bloomberg) –- For its 85th anniversary, Bloomberg Businessweek chronicles the most disruptive ideas of the past 85 years. In 1971, Starbucks Coffee o...

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15 years later, lessons from the failed AOL-Time Warner merger

15 years later, lessons from the failed AOL-Time Warner merger | Bailey's Business A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
The deal should remind investors to take a closer look at today’s hottest tech startups, says Columbia Business School professor Rita Gunther McGrath.

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tutor2u's curator insight, January 10, 4:07 PM

A classic example of a failed merger that should be in every student's notes for BUSS4

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Aviva plans 1,500 job cuts after deal

Aviva plans 1,500 job cuts after deal | Bailey's Business A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
UK insurance giant Aviva says it plans to cut about 1,500 jobs by the end of 2017, following its acquisition of pensions company Friends Life.
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The impact of takeovers on stakeholders is an obvious topic covered by this piece but it also talks about why the takeover took place and the future strategy the new firm intends to use.

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Unilever sales hit by slowing demand

Unilever sales hit by slowing demand | Bailey's Business A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Consumer goods giant Unilever reports lower-than-expected full-year sales after demand for its products in emerging markets continues to slow.
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The firm has been hit hard by a combination of slowing growth in China, a recession in Brazil as well as western sanctions on Russia.

Good stuff for emerging markets and the impact of the ppolitical and legal environment

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Six Gears of a Prodigious Corporate Culture

Six Gears of a Prodigious Corporate Culture | Bailey's Business A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
What makes a culture? Each culture is unique and myriad factors go into creating one, but I've observed at least six common components of great cultures. Isolating those elements can be the first s...

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This may help you understand what corporate culture is and how it develops.

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Tough at the top: 2014's troubled bosses

Tough at the top: 2014's troubled bosses | Bailey's Business A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
We all have bad days, but 2014 was a bad year for the bosses of some of the world's biggest firms.
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Some useful data and strategies identified in this list...good for essays on leadership, change management, strategy etc.

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Detroit Motor Show: Go big or green?

Detroit Motor Show: Go big or green? | Bailey's Business A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Car makers seem torn between introducing their latest green and hybrid vehicles, and capitalising on demand for big cars as oil prices plunge.
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this article highlights a number of external influence on the car market and in in particular their impact on car design and future strategy.

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Debenhams sees shares fall 8%

Debenhams sees shares fall 8% | Bailey's Business A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Debenhams shares fall 8% as the group's overall fourth-quarter performance declines despite record Christmas sales.
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company information

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Tesco to close 43 stores across UK

Tesco to close 43 stores across UK | Bailey's Business A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
The beleaguered supermarket Tesco has said it will close 43 unprofitable stores, and look to make cuts of £250m, despite enjoying better Christmas sales.
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retrenchment, strategy, competition, the list is endless!

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UK inflation rate falls to 0.5%

UK inflation rate falls to 0.5% | Bailey's Business A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
The inflation rate dropped sharply to 0.5% in December, its joint lowest on record, as petrol prices fell.
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the economic environment

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How McDonald's conquered India

How McDonald's conquered India | Bailey's Business A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
How McDonald's, a beefburger company, penetrated and grew a business across India.

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tutor2u's curator insight, November 19, 2014 3:49 PM

Localisation is the key to McDonald's success in India

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Co-op and M&S named most ethical supermarkets

Co-op and M&S named most ethical supermarkets | Bailey's Business A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
The UK supermarket sector has much work to do to improve its overall ethical and environmental performance, Ethical Consumer’s latest product guide to supermarkets has claimed.

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ethics and corporate, social responsibility

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The Most Innovative Companies Have Long-Term Leadership - HBR

The Most Innovative Companies Have Long-Term Leadership - HBR | Bailey's Business A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Follow the example of Apple, Amazon, and GE.

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tutor2u's curator insight, December 31, 2014 5:14 AM

Lots of great evidence here for a classic BUSS4 Section B essay exploring the link between leadership and innovation

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U.K. Factories in ‘Ongoing Slowdown’ as Export Demand Stagnates

U.K. Factories in ‘Ongoing Slowdown’ as Export Demand Stagnates | Bailey's Business A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
U.K. manufacturing unexpectedly slowed to a three-month low in December as weak growth in overseas markets such as the euro area undermined demand.

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Mr C Neale's curator insight, January 11, 8:13 AM

Useful information for BUSS4 students, it is always useful to have background information on the research theme. It is worth using this as a part of analysis point discussing the reasons for certain choices made by manufacturers in the UK.