BUSS 4 research theme - culture June 2013
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BUSS4 - the tutor2u 10 for 2013

Each year we attempt to pick a manageable selection of businesses which enable AQA BUSS4 students to combine their Section A and Section B research.
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you don't have to do all of these, I'm sure you have lots if your own already and ones that we have discussed in class but this is nice place to start.

Printing off stories is not research! It needs reading, organising, summarising 

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The myth of working from home

The myth of working from home | BUSS 4 research theme - culture  June 2013 | Scoop.it
Yahoo has banned its staff from "remote" working. After years of predictions, why is working from home not the norm?
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Why no one’s listening to a Walkman - FT.com

Why no one’s listening to a Walkman - FT.com | BUSS 4 research theme - culture  June 2013 | Scoop.it
This month, my family is obsessed with small, white, beautifully designed plastic gadgets. The reason? A few weeks ago, my oldest daughter received an iPod Touch in her Christmas stocking, while her sister got a docking station for her iPod.
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Supermarket bosses blame cheap food culture for horsemeat fiasco | City A.M.

Supermarket bosses blame cheap food culture for horsemeat fiasco | City A.M. | BUSS 4 research theme - culture  June 2013 | Scoop.it
MALCOLM Walker, the chief executive of frozen food supermarket chain Iceland said yesterday local councils are to blame for driving down food quality with cheap food
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Corporate and organisational culture Culture business studies and business english | The Times 100

Corporate and organisational culture Culture business studies and business english | The Times 100 | BUSS 4 research theme - culture  June 2013 | Scoop.it
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Bit of theory of what culture means

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A-Level Business's curator insight, February 10, 2013 2:10 PM

A nice introduction to corporate culture

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In The 1960's, Banks Were 'Flashy, Lovable And Open Handed'

In The 1960's, Banks Were 'Flashy, Lovable And Open Handed' | BUSS 4 research theme - culture  June 2013 | Scoop.it
And they gave you free stuff.
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The headline speaks vo

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When Your Values Clash With Your Company's

When Your Values Clash With Your Company's | BUSS 4 research theme - culture  June 2013 | Scoop.it
How my baldfaced lie made the company more honest.
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May not be abou

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Barclays chief to waive his bonus

Barclays chief to waive his bonus | BUSS 4 research theme - culture  June 2013 | Scoop.it
The chief executive of Barclays, Antony Jenkins, is to waive his bonus of about £1m following a "difficult" year for the bank.
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acts of selflessness were unheard of in the banking sector, sign of a change of culture? #buss4

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WNCBusiness's comment, March 5, 2013 10:00 AM
Ways of Changing Organisational Culture.....Managers must act as role models.
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GlaxoSmithKline pays chief executive £4m despite mis-selling fine

GlaxoSmithKline pays chief executive £4m despite mis-selling fine | BUSS 4 research theme - culture  June 2013 | Scoop.it
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GKS culture reflected in its pay packet 'rewarded' to CEO over £10million despite fine for mis selling

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Yahoo Issues a Statement on Work-at-Home Ban

Yahoo Issues a Statement on Work-at-Home Ban | BUSS 4 research theme - culture  June 2013 | Scoop.it
Yahoo, which caused a controversy when it issued a policy banning employees from working remotely, tried to distance itself from the broader national conversation about workplace flexibility by saying the decision is right for Yahoo at this point...
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Marissa Mayer Doesn't Mess Around When She Wants Someone Gone

Marissa Mayer Doesn't Mess Around When She Wants Someone Gone | BUSS 4 research theme - culture  June 2013 | Scoop.it
Mostly that's smart. But there is one exception.
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A fantastic video introducing the CEO of yahoo 

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Germany probes Amazon warehouses

Germany probes Amazon warehouses | BUSS 4 research theme - culture  June 2013 | Scoop.it
Germany demands explanations from the online retailer Amazon after a documentary showed seasonal workers being harassed by security guards.
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Amazon - Work hard and ... er, work hard.

FT publishes a great report on the culture at Amazon's Rugeley distribution centre.
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Dashwood: Barclays' chief Antony Jenkins signs up to a change of culture - Telegraph

Dashwood: Barclays' chief Antony Jenkins signs up to a change of culture - Telegraph | BUSS 4 research theme - culture  June 2013 | Scoop.it
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Richard Smith's curator insight, February 12, 2013 12:44 PM

Impact of leadership and changing culture.

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Revealed: Pret a Manger's bizarre 'emotional labour' rules for workers who are told to 'be happy', touch each other and NEVER act moody

Revealed: Pret a Manger's bizarre 'emotional labour' rules for workers who are told to 'be happy', touch each other and NEVER act moody | BUSS 4 research theme - culture  June 2013 | Scoop.it
The 'Pret perfect' employee 'has presence' and is never moody, according to a list of 'Pret behaviours' the London-based chain has removed from its website.
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Is “Apple’s Culture of Secrecy” A Competitive Advantage?

A thought-provoking video from CNN here in which the interviewee (Adam Lashinsky from Fortune Magazine) explains how he sees the role of secrecy in the organisational culture of Apple.
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