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More Retrenchment as Panasonic Tries to Stem the Losses

Panasonic, like several other Japanese electronics firms (including our blog favourite Sony), appears to be in deep trouble.
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Supermarkets: Everything 'up for grabs' - BBC News

Supermarkets: Everything 'up for grabs' - BBC News | Buss3 | Scoop.it
In future will you work out in the gym before picking up your groceries then having your nails done? Big changes are ahead for supermarkets.
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Tesco chief unveils dramatic shakeup at troubled supermarket

Tesco chief unveils dramatic shakeup at troubled supermarket | Buss3 | Scoop.it
Significant job cuts are on the cards at the UK’s biggest private sector employer
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John Lewis reports healthy sales

John Lewis reports healthy sales | Buss3 | Scoop.it
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Strategies for Success - what are John Lewis doing that is attracting customers to their stores

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Firefighters' strike: a smart, strategic move by the union

Firefighters' strike: a smart, strategic move by the union | Buss3 | Scoop.it
Gregor Gall: The way the FBU has gone about calling its four-hour strike provides a lesson for other unions preparing industrial action

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Cathy Bosshardt's curator insight, November 12, 2013 9:34 AM

s background reading for your HR presentation

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Teachers' strike: why I will be striking

Teachers' strike: why I will be striking | Buss3 | Scoop.it
From ill-considered changes to GCSEs to a rise in pension contributions, English teacher Laura Rowlands gives her reasons for striking

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This provides one side of the argument

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As Microsoft buys Nokia, Finns mourn their claim to fame

As Microsoft buys Nokia, Finns mourn their claim to fame | Buss3 | Scoop.it
Mobile phone company's decline prompts soul-searching but also relief at headquarters in Espoo
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What were the strategic mistakes at Nokia? What is Microsoft's corporate objective? 

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A-level Business Studies Ratio Analysis Revision | S-cool, the revision website

A-level Business Studies Ratio Analysis Revision | S-cool, the revision website | Buss3 | Scoop.it
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More help with revision on ratios.  You must understand what each ratio means and be able to interpret the answer applying it to the situation in the case study. 

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BUSS3 A* Evaluation - A Sound Plan? Then Ask the Shareholders to Back It!

The BUSS3 case study often features a change in plan by a new management team. You can understand why.
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Good advice for your exam!  Read it and act on the advice.

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New operations strategy - Jaguar Land Rover looks into Saudi car production

New operations strategy - Jaguar Land Rover looks into Saudi car production | Buss3 | Scoop.it
Indian-owned car maker is conducting a feasibility study on Middle East car production as it targets new international markets...
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Thomas Cook sees losses widen

Thomas Cook sees losses widen | Buss3 | Scoop.it
Struggling travel group Thomas Cook has reported widening annual losses due to reduced capacity and higher fuel cost.
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Buss3 Aldi's successful strategy to compete in UK market - It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Aldi

If you've noticed the high-profile Christmas campaign for Aldi this year (see the two example videos below) you may be interested in this article from Yahoo which gives a few pointers as to how the company have managed to turn the recession into a...
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Tesco reports record £6.4bn loss

Tesco reports record £6.4bn loss | Buss3 | Scoop.it
Supermarket group reports worst results in its history and UK’s biggest retail loss as company undergoes latest shakeup under new boss Dave Lewis
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M&S misses Christmas forecasts after delivery and weather blows - FT.com

M&S misses Christmas forecasts after delivery and weather blows - FT.com | Buss3 | Scoop.it
Marks and Spencer boss Marc Bolland was forced on to the back foot on Thursday as analysts questioned explanations for the company’s Christmas delivery disruption and the shares fell on worse-than-expected sales figures. The retailer was left
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Where do Marks and Spencer go from here? How can they get back on track and compete effectively with their competitors?

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London tube to run all night at weekends but 750 jobs to go

London tube to run all night at weekends but 750 jobs to go | Buss3 | Scoop.it
Unions criticise plans, which involve closure of most ticket offices and move to direct payment via contactless bank cards Map showing extent of proposed night tube network
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Workforce planning and industrial relations.  Also, good case study to see how organisations change due to technological changes. 

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Post Office and Royal Mail staff to strike

Post Office and Royal Mail staff to strike | Buss3 | Scoop.it
Up to 4,000 workers in UK's main post offices will strike on Monday over issues of pay, branch closures and job cuts

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Private sector organisation pay dispute for consideration in your HR presentation

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Microsoft buys Nokia mobile business to challenge Apple and Google - Telegraph

Microsoft buys Nokia mobile business to challenge Apple and Google - Telegraph | Buss3 | Scoop.it
Microsoft has bought Nokia’s struggling mobile phone business for €5.44bn (£4.61bn) in an effort to “accelerate” its challenge to the dominance of Apple and Google.
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An interesting analysis of Microsoft's strategy to purchase Nokia. 

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Maximise your Marks in BUSS3

BUSS3 is a tough exam and a significant step up in challenge for many A Level Business students compared with the BUSS1 & BUSS2 exams at AS level.  To do well at BUSS3 you need to combine good subject knowledge and understanding with excellent exam...
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BUSS3 A* Evaluation - Investment Appraisal and the Power of Application

The need to stay 100% in context when writing BUSS3 answers is well appreciated by A grade students.
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BUSS3 How To Nail Good Application – Crunch the Connections and Calculations!

The skill of application is still neglected by too many students taking A Level business studies exams and nowhere is this more important than in the AQA BUSS3 exam (Strategies for Success)....
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Buss3 Successful strategies - Discount retailers grab market share as shoppers get thrifty

Buss3 Successful strategies - Discount retailers grab market share as shoppers get thrifty | Buss3 | Scoop.it
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Tesco's Philip Clarke will be disappointed if he's wishing for better figures at Christmas

Tesco's Philip Clarke will be disappointed if he's wishing for better figures at Christmas | Buss3 | Scoop.it
Business leader: after a terrible year, the retailer's boss is trying to go back to basics, but his overseas operations are weighing him down...
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Questor: Mothercare failed to react quickly enough - Telegraph

Questor: Mothercare failed to react quickly enough - Telegraph | Buss3 | Scoop.it
Mothercare failed to react quickly enough to competition from supermarkets and online retailers. Questor says avoid.
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