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1.2 Types of organisation - notes

In the previous section we looked at the nature of business activity and what a business is. We now move on to look at the nature of organisations in the private and public sectors and how we start a new business and the various different types of business organisation. We then examine the nature of non-profit organisations and public private enterprise.

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By the end of this section you should be able to:

  • Distinguish between organisations in the private and public sector
  • Explain the reasons for setting up and organisation and the processes required
  • Analyse the problems new set-ups face
  • Distinguish between different types of organisation and identify their key features
  • Analyse how ownership and control differs between different organisations and evaluate the most appropriate form
  • Analyse the separation of ownership and control
  • Compare and contrast the objectives of non-profit and profit making organisations and analyse their impact

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  • Analyse the relationship between organisations in the public and private sector
  • Explain the nature of public-private enterprise and analyse the costs of co-operation