Category: business studies a level

[Must Read] 18 BUSS4 A2 Business Examples

Below is a list of all the businesses I know that can relate to the BUSS 4 essay for Business Studies A2. You will also see that some businesses can apply to more than one part of business studies making them very valuable examples for when you have …

Merger Motives For a Business

When it comes to a business that is looking to merge or takeover another business, there are reasons they are doing this. Using an abbreviation of Merger, we can see seven reasons why businesses would want to merge with another business or takeover it. Market Structure This includes whether the …

Marks and Spencer CSR BUSS4 Example

The example for Marks and Spencer is about the business’s corporate social responsibility. This is basically to do with things such as carbon emissions, natural resources, acid stripping, rising sea levels, melting ice caps, forest fires, over consumption, destruction of habitats and the business’s global footprint.Strategy is the direction and …

Globalisation in Business

Globalisation is the trend for many markets to become worldwide in scope. A global strategy exists when a business produces a single product (possibly with slight variants) to meet the needs of consumers across the global market). Why is there a trend towards globalisation? Many governments and businesses …

Government Economic Policies

There are many types of economic policies set out by the government such as a monetary, fiscal or supply-side policy. The aims of a government economic policy is to: Encouraging economic growth. Controlling or reducing inflation. Maintaining a satisfactory level of employment. Achieving a satisfactory balance of payments …

Management vs Leadership

Management is about doing things right whereas leadership is about doing the right thing.Leadership is vision (taking the right path).Management is implementation (making sure it happens, putting it into practice). Leader is about getting other people to do what you want them to do (old style leadership).Leadership is …

Government Intervention in Merger/Takeovers

Any merge or takeover could be investigated by a government to assess whether it should be allowed.What happens?Any merge or takeover can be referred to the Office Of Fair Trading: OFT who can investigate. The OFT can pass concerns to the competition commission (CC). The CC investigate and …

Thomas Cook BUSS4 Example

In 2011, Thomas Cook’s share price went from £2.00 to £0.13 in the last twelve months.The key problems in Thomas Cook’s market is that: Their is low price competition. People are moving away from travel agents and booking their holidays direct. People are not having big holidays any more because of …

Integration Methods in Business

There are many types of ways businesses can integrate. These are known as horizontal, vertical, lateral and conglomerate. Horizontal Integration This is a merger of takeover between two firms in the same market at the same stage of production or distribution. Examples of this are Abbey and Santander. …