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China's smartphone makers catching up with western rivals

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Xiaomi outsells Apple and Samsung in China where more than a third of all smartphones sold, with Yulong and ZTE competing


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tutor2u's curator insight, August 31, 2013 6:24 PM

Introducing Xiaomi - some are calling it the "Apple of China".  #buss4

Rosie Crabtree's curator insight, May 2, 2014 9:03 AM

- apple high market leader in phone sales

- china beginning to grow further in more competitive market sectors

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From the Far East to Watford - Chinese manufacturers almost sunk one luxury goods firm but British ones saved it

From the Far East to Watford - Chinese manufacturers almost sunk one luxury goods firm but British ones saved it | A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
After faulty stock made in China almost sank the company, luxury goods firm Patrona decided to make its products in the UK.

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Julie McDonald's curator insight, January 22, 2014 9:46 AM

How much did this risk of producing in China cost Patrona?

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Zappos and the search for a better way to run a business - Fortune Management

Zappos and the search for a better way to run a business - Fortune Management | A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
With the Holacracy management system, Zappos aims to circumvent bosses who are bottlenecks and eliminate long and painful meetings.

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Thomas Cook CEO Harriet Green on transforming the business: 'Sleep is overrated'

The MT Interview: Harriet Green has transformed Thomas Cook, once Britain's Least Admired Company, into a refocused, leaner business on no more than four hours' sleep a night.

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Mr Jones's curator insight, March 29, 2014 5:38 PM

A holiday company that nearly went under by not dealing effectively with changes beyond their control.  Firstly the long term trend for customers to book online rather than make use of travel agents located on the high street. Then the vulnerability to global events that put potential holiday makers from taking breaks in destinations that suddenly become unattractive. Who is the woman at the top who is leading the business back to profits?

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How Foxconn Factory Workers Blow Off Steam in China - YouTube

After spending a shift on the factory floor, young workers in China's manufacturing cities let loose. Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/13PkpgF Please visi...
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How ethical are high-street clothes?

How ethical are high-street clothes? | A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Six months after the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, Lucy Siegle questions high-street retailers on how they are improving their supply chains

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tutor2u's curator insight, October 6, 2013 5:30 AM

Useful update here on attempts to reform the supply chain for fast fashion - good for CSR & ethics http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/06/ethical-high-street-clothes-supply-chain-bangladesh #buss4

Mr Dale's curator insight, October 6, 2013 10:56 AM

Year 12 ethics/CSR

Yvonne Bailey's curator insight, January 21, 2014 10:58 AM

Great examples for ethics and corporate social responsibility

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Should a new boss come from within a company?

Should a new boss come from within a company? | A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Microsoft has chosen a 22-year company veteran for the top job. Is appointing an internal candidate as chief executive a good idea?

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Jack Murray's curator insight, March 6, 2014 12:41 PM

Link to leadership - Microsoft appoint new CEO from inside the company, this creates a sense of stability to shareholders. If a company wants to maintain there current culture this can aid that. 

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Ten tips for leading companies out of crisis | McKinsey & Company

Ten tips for leading companies out of crisis | McKinsey & Company | A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Even good managers can miss the early signs of distress, says McKinsey’s Doug Yakola, who’s been running recovery programs for 20 years. The first step is to acknowledge there’s a problem. A McKinsey & Company article.

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China – has the “domino effect” begun?

China – has the “domino effect” begun? | A2 BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Speaking at his annual address to parliament, premier Li Keqiang said “we are at a critical juncture where our path upwards is very steep… deep-seated problems are surfacing; painful structural adjustments need to be made”.This comes at a time when there are reports of a potential sub-prime debt crisis in.
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China's economic growth continues to slow - YouTube

China is experiencing an economic slowdown.   The government released GDP figures on Monday showing growth of 7.7 percent for 2013.   That was the slowest in...
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