Table of Contents

  1. Topic pack - introduction
    1. Terms and definitions
    2. Aims of the business and management course
    3. Assessment Objectives
    4. Topic One Structure
  2. 1.1 Nature of business activity - notes
    1. The nature of business
    2. What is a business?
    3. Inputs: Factors of production
    4. Processes: Business functions
    5. Outputs: Goods and services
    6. Sectors of the economy
  3. 1.1 Nature of business activity - questions
    1. Economic structure
    2. Self-test questions - economic structure
    3. Factors of production - self-test
  4. 1.2 Types of organisation - notes
    1. Private and public sector
    2. Starting a business
    3. Profit-based organisations - legal structure
    4. Incorporated organisations
    5. Other types of private sector organisations
    6. Non-profit organisations
    7. Pressure groups
    8. Public-private enterprise
  5. 1.2 Types of organisation - questions
    1. Legal structure - short answer questions
    2. Where has Willy Wonka gone?
    3. Fans splash cash for hot new band
    4. Taking your chances online
    5. Starting a business US style
    6. Profit-based organisations
  6. 1.3 Organisational objectives - notes
    1. Nature, role and importance of objectives
    2. Changing objectives
    3. Statements - mission and vision
    4. Short versus long-term objectives
    5. Short versus long-term objectives - a further explanation
    6. Management by objectives
    7. Ethical objectives
    8. Corporate social responsibility
  7. 1.3 Organisational objectives - questions
    1. Nature of objectives - short answer questions
    2. Ethical objectives - case study
    3. Ethical objectives - short answer questions
    4. Intel and CSR
    5. What is ethical investing?
    6. CSR and its link to personal and moral integrity
    7. A legal right to drill, but do they have a moral right?
    8. Social entrepreneurship
  8. 1.4 Stakeholders - notes
    1. Stakeholders
    2. Types of stakeholders
    3. Stakeholder conflict
  9. 1.4 Stakeholders - questions
  10. 1.5 External environment - notes
    1. External environment
    2. Introduction - PEST/STEP analysis
    3. The legal and political environment - introduction
    4. The legal environment
    5. Political stability and instability
    6. The social and cultural environment - introduction
    7. Social responsibility
    8. Demographic trends
    9. The technological environment - introduction
    10. The Internet and the World Wide Web (www).
    11. E-commerce
    12. Technological change
    13. The ecological environment
    14. The economic environment - introduction
    15. Economic growth
    16. The Business Cycle
    17. Inflation
    18. Exchange rates
    19. Unemployment
    20. Interest rates
    21. Government fiscal policy
  11. 1.5 External environment - questions
    1. The social environment - self-test
    2. The economic environment - self-test
    3. Technological change - short answer questions
    4. Technological change - case study
    5. Economic growth - short answer questions
    6. Inflation - short answer questions
    7. Exchange rates - short answer questions
    8. Exchange rates - Case Study
    9. Unemployment - short answer questions
    10. Interest rates - short answer questions
    11. Apple's iPad goes global
    12. Anti-monopoly probe by EU
    13. Oiling the wheels of industry?
    14. Japan cuts Interest rates
    15. China relaxes controls on Yuan
    16. External influences and market structure
  12. 1.5 External environment - simulations and activities
    1. TryIT - The external environment for Maze Green Yachts
  13. 1.6 Organisational planning tools - notes
    1. Organisational planning tools
    2. Business plan
    3. Decision-making processes - introduction
    4. Decision-making processes
    5. Decision-making - fishbone diagram
    6. Decision trees
    7. Decision trees - worked example
    8. SWOT analysis
  14. 1.6 Growth and evolution - notes
    1. Economies and diseconomies of scale
    2. Types of economy of scale
    3. Internal and external economies and diseconomies of scale
    4. Economies and diseconomies of scale - examples
    5. Small versus Large Organisations
    6. Internal and external growth
    7. Internal growth
    8. External growth
    9. Joint Venture and Strategic Alliance
    10. Mergers and takeovers
    11. Porter's generic strategies
    12. Franchises
    13. Ansoff matrix
  15. 1.7 Growth and evolution - questions
    1. PSA Peugeot CitroŽn in joint signs joint venture agreement
    2. Southwest airlines to buy AirTran
    3. Pfizer acquires Wyeth for $68bn
    4. EU court rules against betting monopoly
    5. Picking up the pieces
    6. BBC dances around the world
    7. Becoming a Subway franchisee
  16. 1.7 Growth and evolution - simulations and activities
    1. DragIT - Build an Ansoff matrix
  17. 1.6 Change (HL only) - notes
    1. Change
    2. Causes of change
    3. Resistance to change
    4. Force Field Analysis
    5. Impact of change
    6. Change management
  18. 1.9 Globalisation - notes
    1. Globalisation defined
    2. The drivers of globalisation:
    3. The impact of globalisation on business
    4. Multinationals
    5. MNCs from Emerging Nations
    6. Impact of multinational companies on the host country
    7. Regional economic groups / blocs
    8. The World Trade Organisation (WTO)
    9. The Stages of Economic Integration
    10. Regional trading bloc examples
    11. The European Union - using the web
  19. 1.9 Globalisation - questions
    1. Globalisation shakes the world
    2. Here is the US news from Bangalore
    3. A flat earth?
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