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GM recalls more cars over ignition

GM recalls more cars over ignition | BUSS4 Part B | Scoop.it
General Motors recalls more than 500,000 Chevrolet Camaro cars, mostly in North America, after finding a fault with its ignition system.
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Brand image - resulted in three crashes

 

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Crunch Time For Fox's As Burton's Eyes Merger

Crunch Time For Fox's As Burton's Eyes Merger | BUSS4 Part B | Scoop.it
Initial talks have taken place between Burton's and Fox's about a deal to unite some of the UK’s biggest biscuit brands.
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Whyte & Mackay brand sold for £430m

Whyte & Mackay brand sold for £430m | BUSS4 Part B | Scoop.it
United Spirits (USL) says it has agreed to sell its Whyte & Mackay whisky business to a Philippine-based brandy producer for £430m.
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Co-op Group's board 'dysfunctional'

Co-op Group's board 'dysfunctional' | BUSS4 Part B | Scoop.it
The board of the Co-op Group is "manifestly dysfunctional" and the group needs drastic reform in order to survive, says Lord Myners in a highly critical report.
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LEADERSHIP/ CULTURE

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M&S Plans To Take Food Stores To Paris

M&S Plans To Take Food Stores To Paris | BUSS4 Part B | Scoop.it
A week before the release of a trading update, the high street icon announces a plan to take its food outlets abroad.
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Boohoo Lures Ex-Asos Director For £500m IPO

Boohoo Lures Ex-Asos Director For £500m IPO | BUSS4 Part B | Scoop.it
A retail veteran who left Asos last year is to spearhead the listing plans of an online fashion rival, Sky News understands.
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Pilots' strike grounds Lufthansa

Pilots' strike grounds Lufthansa | BUSS4 Part B | Scoop.it
German airline Lufthansa cancels around 900 flights at the start of a three-day strike that is expected to affect some 425,000 passengers.
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EMPLOYEE/EMPLOYER RELATIONS

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Npower Hatches Nest Deal As Energy Row Rages

Npower Hatches Nest Deal As Energy Row Rages | BUSS4 Part B | Scoop.it
Npower will unveil a partnership with a Google-owned smart thermostat-maker amid the energy prices row, Sky News learns.
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SYNERGY

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Fires COO Henrique De Castro, Editor-in-Chief Quits

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Fires COO Henrique De Castro, Editor-in-Chief Quits | BUSS4 Part B | Scoop.it
Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer has been making quite a lot of radical changes ever since she took over control of the company.

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Turning around the world's oldest travel firm

Turning around the world's oldest travel firm | BUSS4 Part B | Scoop.it
A profile of Harriet Green, the boss of Thomas Cook, and how she is trying to turnaround the fortunes of Thomas Cook.

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Changes that Harriet Green has made to Thomson Cook

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Charles Handy Model of Organization Culture

Charles Handy Model of Organization Culture | BUSS4 Part B | Scoop.it
According to Charles Handys model, there are 4 types of culture which an organizations follows - Power, Task Culture, Person Culture and Role culture.
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CULTURE

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An Organisational Culture of Trust - Insights from John Lewis Partnership

Terrific insights here from Andy Street, the CEO of John Lewis Partnership, about how the concept of trust is so important in business success.

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Tata & Jaguar Land Rover - Culture and Strategy

For any colleagues and students researching the Tata Group takeover of Jaguar Land Rover in 2008 - this is a must-watch video interview.

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Organisational culture

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Apple 'To Buy Dr Dre's Beats Firm For $3.2bn'

Apple 'To Buy Dr Dre's Beats Firm For $3.2bn' | BUSS4 Part B | Scoop.it
Dr Dre calls himself the "first billionaire in hip hop" as the iPhone maker lines up a huge bid for his headphones company.
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TAKEOVER/MERGER

 

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Amazon Paid £10m Tax On £4.3bn UK Sales

Amazon Paid £10m Tax On £4.3bn UK Sales | BUSS4 Part B | Scoop.it
Newly released accounts show the US internet giant made £17m in UK profit despite a multibillion pound turnover last year.
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CHANGE/ TECHNOLOGY

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Sainsbury's reports rise in profits

Sainsbury's reports rise in profits | BUSS4 Part B | Scoop.it
UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's reports a 16.3% rise in annual pre-tax profit to £898m for the year to 15 March.
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CHANGE

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New employment tribunal laws come in

New employment tribunal laws come in | BUSS4 Part B | Scoop.it
New rules affecting workplace disputes and employment tribunals, including fines for employers, come into force as the new tax year begins.
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EMPLOYEE/EMPLOYER RELATIONS

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Vodafone Creates 1,400 Jobs With 150 Stores

Vodafone Creates 1,400 Jobs With 150 Stores | BUSS4 Part B | Scoop.it
Mobile operator is hiring as it confirms 150 new UK store openings as part of a major investment.
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Asos Profit Plunges 22% Despite Sales Boost

Asos Profit Plunges 22% Despite Sales Boost | BUSS4 Part B | Scoop.it
Heavy investment in IT and distribution facilities sees a major profit drop for the online retailer, despite a boost in UK sales.
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TECHNOLOGY?

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Google Sells Motorola To Lenovo For $2.9bn

Google Sells Motorola To Lenovo For $2.9bn | BUSS4 Part B | Scoop.it
Chinese computer firm Lenovo swoops on Google-owned Motorola Mobility but the search giant says it will keep hold of its patents.
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Cheap food, poor farms, public anger... so what is Tesco's Philip Clarke going to do about it?

Cheap food, poor farms, public anger... so what is Tesco's Philip Clarke going to do about it? | BUSS4 Part B | Scoop.it
Profits have slumped and the horsemeat scandal tarnished Tesco's reputation. Now, in a remarkably frank interview, its boss Philip Clarke tells Jay Rayner change really is on the way

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BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins out as it abandons sale plan - Marketing Week

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins out as it abandons sale plan - Marketing Week | BUSS4 Part B | Scoop.it
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins out as it abandons sale plan
Marketing Week
Welcome to The Marketing Week, your guide to the good, the bad and the ugly in the marketing industry over the last seven days.

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Apple Has Big Plans for 2014, said CEO ‘Tim Cook’

Apple Has Big Plans for 2014, said CEO ‘Tim Cook’ | BUSS4 Part B | Scoop.it
As we all know that Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has sent a lengthy memo to its precious employees, containing a complete reflection of the year 2013 and coming year of 2014.

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Corporate Culture Done Right: Southwest Airlines | The Oswald Letter by Dan Oswald

Corporate Culture Done Right: Southwest Airlines | The Oswald Letter by Dan Oswald | BUSS4 Part B | Scoop.it
A colleague recently passed along a column written by Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly, which first appeared in the airline's Spirit Magazine. The title of

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Samsung Opens European Innovation Centre in London | HiddenWires

Samsung Opens European Innovation Centre in London | HiddenWires | BUSS4 Part B | Scoop.it

Samsung Opens European Innovation Centre in London09/12/2013

Boost to UK creative economy to facilitate rapid innovations

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., today announced the opening of its Samsung European Innovation Centre at Fleet Place in London’s financial and business district, situated among the world’s leading enterprises. The opening was attended by the Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Secretary of State for Culture, and SP Kim, President & CEO of Samsung Electronics Europe.

London was selected in recognition of the city’s established creative and knowledge economy which will enable Samsung to grow its global capability in software and design innovation. The centre brings together a world-class team incorporating the disciplines of product innovation, product planning, software and design which will influence the company’s range of products and services for consumers and businesses across Europe.


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