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A resource for students preparing for AQA Buss4
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The bag you are not allowed to buy

The bag you are not allowed to buy | BMS Buss4 External Environment | Scoop.it
Where other designer brands have become tacky and ubiquitous, Hermes has been able to control access to its handbags to the point where they are badges of wealth even for the super-rich.
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Pricing strategy. Is this the ultimate price skimming strategy?
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Brexit could cost £100bn and nearly 1m jobs, CBI warns

Brexit could cost £100bn and nearly 1m jobs, CBI warns | BMS Buss4 External Environment | Scoop.it
Report conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers for the CBI says economy faces irreparable damage if UK leaves European Union
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Lego's Long-term Strategy for Success | Business | tutor2u

Lego's Long-term Strategy for Success | Business | tutor2u | BMS Buss4 External Environment | Scoop.it
This five minute video is simply gold dust lesson material for A Level and IBDP Business Management.
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The last job on Earth: imagining a fully automated world – video

The last job on Earth: imagining a fully automated world – video | BMS Buss4 External Environment | Scoop.it
Meet Alice, holder of the last recognisable job on Earth, trying to make sense of her role in an automated world
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Apple – losing out on talent and in need of a killer new device

Apple – losing out on talent and in need of a killer new device | BMS Buss4 External Environment | Scoop.it
Despite its huge value, Silicon Valley developers are turned off by ‘secretive, controlling’ culture and its engineering is no longer seen as cutting edge
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New Jaguar Land Rover jobs in Wolverhampton factory expansion - BBC News

New Jaguar Land Rover jobs in Wolverhampton factory expansion - BBC News | BMS Buss4 External Environment | Scoop.it
Jaguar Land Rover is set to hire hundreds of new workers as the car manufacturer announces plans to double the size of its factory near Wolverhampton.
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Online shopping to grow by £320bn in three years

Online shopping to grow by £320bn in three years | BMS Buss4 External Environment | Scoop.it
New research shows online shopping to be worth £645bn in biggest four markets of UK, US, China and Germany
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UK Trade with Europe - The Rotterdam Effect

UK Trade with Europe - The Rotterdam Effect | BMS Buss4 External Environment | Scoop.it
Britain does a substantial amount of trade with the Netherlands and it has been claimed that this exaggerates the significance of UK trade with the EU. According to the latest trade data, in 2014,...
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Profit versus Principles - Corporate Social Responsibility

Profit versus Principles - Corporate Social Responsibility | BMS Buss4 External Environment | Scoop.it
A simply fantastic 5 minute video from the excellent Andrew Hill (FT) explores the concept of CSR - corporate social responsibility.Hill explores the concept of "conscious capitalism", a...
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The Monday Briefing

The Monday Briefing | BMS Buss4 External Environment | Scoop.it
A succinct and eclectic weekly take on economics and finance from Ian Stewart, Deloitte's Chief Economist in the UK.
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Excellent weekly update on the UK economy from Deloitte. Sign up as a student to get it sent to your inbox.

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AQA BUSS4 Revision Webinar - Section B Essays

AQA BUSS4 Revision Webinar - Section B Essays | BMS Buss4 External Environment | Scoop.it
Here is a recording of tonight's BUSS4 Section B webinar.The materials used during the session can be downloaded here.
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Tesco to launch own-brand smartphone

Tesco to launch own-brand smartphone | BMS Buss4 External Environment | Scoop.it
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Strategy, diversification and product development, new leadership.

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Starbucks Strategy: "Growth is Not a Strategy" | Business | tutor2u

Starbucks Strategy: "Growth is Not a Strategy" | Business | tutor2u | BMS Buss4 External Environment | Scoop.it
What a fantastic quote from Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, in this new interview with CNN Money."Growth should not be a strategy", says Schultz. "Growth
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​Retrenchment – An Unexamined BUSS4 Topic | Business | tutor2u

​Retrenchment – An Unexamined BUSS4 Topic | Business | tutor2u | BMS Buss4 External Environment | Scoop.it
A great article on retrenchment for BUSS4 students - includes some really useful links on RBS.
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Useful area to review for Section B.
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How Greggs conquered Britain: ‘Nobody can quite believe how well it has done’

How Greggs conquered Britain: ‘Nobody can quite believe how well it has done’ | BMS Buss4 External Environment | Scoop.it
The bakery chain – born in 1951 – has seen a 25% rise in recent profits and has a bigger UK presence than McDonald’s and Starbucks. But what’s the secret to selling 2.5m sausage rolls a week?
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EU proposals will force multinationals to disclose tax arrangements

EU proposals will force multinationals to disclose tax arrangements | BMS Buss4 External Environment | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Large US firms such as Google and Amazon will be required to disclose tax bills in Europe under draft legislation from European commission
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Google agrees to pay HMRC £130m in back taxes

Google agrees to pay HMRC £130m in back taxes | BMS Buss4 External Environment | Scoop.it
Firm will pay back a decade’s worth of taxes and bear greater tax burden in future to compensate for underpayment of UK taxes
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Customer shopping habits pop back to the 70s, says John Lewis | Business | The Guardian

Customer shopping habits pop back to the 70s, says John Lewis | Business | The Guardian | BMS Buss4 External Environment | Scoop.it
Retailer’s annual How We Shop, Live & Look report shows shoppers are snapping up 70s-influenced furniture and fashion. Macrame pouffe, anyone?
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The Monday Briefing

The Monday Briefing | BMS Buss4 External Environment | Scoop.it
A succinct and eclectic weekly take on economics and finance from Ian Stewart, Deloitte's Chief Economist in the UK.
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The Cost of Having a New CEO

The Cost of Having a New CEO | BMS Buss4 External Environment | Scoop.it
In this short FT Video, Andrew Hill and Brooke Masters discuss how, according to a recent study, the appointment of a chief executive can undermine shareholder value.Some useful insights here,...
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Great for leadership and changing a leader.
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Lean Production and sustainability

Lean Production and sustainability | BMS Buss4 External Environment | Scoop.it
Unilever has tried to position itself as a multinational company that combines greenery with profitability.It sees these goals as complementary rather than contradictory. After a five-year effort,...
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Morrisons to cut 2,600 management jobs in stores

Morrisons to cut 2,600 management jobs in stores | BMS Buss4 External Environment | Scoop.it
Supermarket says move will be part of overhaul aimed at altering ratio of bosses to floor staff and way branches are run
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Delayering in action at Morrisons. The struggling supermarket chain is an excellent case study to follow as it has enjoyed fast growth through acquisition and a successful customer offering however recently the shine is off and the competition is intense with lots of opportunities to compare and contrast in the supermarket industry.

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Costs, Cash, Capital and Customers - Harriet Green’s Strategy for Success

Costs, Cash, Capital and Customers - Harriet Green’s Strategy for Success | BMS Buss4 External Environment | Scoop.it
Harriet Green's strategy for Thomas Cook looks like it might become a classic case study in how to achieve a successful turnaround for a business with a strong brand and customer base but a weak balance sheet (gearing too high). Before Green could get the balance sheet right through a.
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