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Thinking twice about price

Thinking twice about price | Business Economics | Scoop.it
WHEN bosses promise to make their companies more profitable they usually say they will do so by increasing sales or cutting costs. But a third road to profits is...

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andre's curator insight, September 13, 2013 8:52 AM

eliza this is an excellent article for egs of the various strategies that a company can use to increase sales. A typical q. in the data response paper. Mr. G.  

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The Decline of E-Empires

The Decline of E-Empires | Business Economics | Scoop.it
Steve Ballmer, meet Ibn Khaldun.
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Network externalities reduce contestability but it doesn't last forever. Analysis and evaluation! Worth a read

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Supermarkets face fine of percentage of turnover for mistreating suppliers

Supermarkets face fine of percentage of turnover for mistreating suppliers | Business Economics | Scoop.it
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There has been a lot of public discussion about how to deal with the monopsony power of supermarkets over farmers. It will be interesting to see how much impact the new "groceries code adjudicator" will have
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As Microsoft buys Nokia, Finns mourn their claim to fame

As Microsoft buys Nokia, Finns mourn their claim to fame | Business Economics | Scoop.it
Mobile phone company's decline prompts soul-searching but also relief at headquarters in Espoo
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The advantages and disadvantages of a takeover for different stakeholders is a topic to consider for unit 3, this is a nice case study for impact on workers and wider community. In my opinion the nationality of the owners is irrelevant, do you agree? 

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Broadband switching 'to be easier'

Broadband switching 'to be easier' | Business Economics | Scoop.it
A new bank-style switching service that should make it easier for some people to change phone and broadband providers is to be introduced in the UK.
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Good example of the way regulators can promote contestability

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