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Chivalrous Thieves take a Chinese coach tour to the Strong Man Street Party

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Dowty - phoenix from the ashes.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Love in the air at the Golden Arches

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Offer your employees $2000 to quit!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Dowty Rising like a Phoenix from The Ashes?

Friday, February 06, 2015

How important is pay as a motivator?

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Bagged by the Dragons

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Sainsbury’s strategic link to fill those empty spaces

Saturday, January 31, 2015

iPopping profits for Apple

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Supermarkets to “demand” loyalty from their loyalty card holders!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

BUSS4 UK manufacturing - Jaguar Land Rover expands

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Never mind the price cuts

Thursday, January 08, 2015

How extraordinary, how exceptional, how unusual.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Google V Audi – Differentiation for Driverless Cars

Sunday, December 14, 2014

UK Manufacturing - why did UK output fall by 0.7% in October?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

UK Manufacturing and Porter’s Five Forces

Inside Rolls Royce – Manufacturing in the UK

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The way to an employee’s heart - through his stomach?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Marketing and online hotel reviews - ‘free’ information?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How rich are you? (Teachers should be pleasantly surprised)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tesco, and the pressures of a price war

UK Manufacturing - Supply Chains Need Strengthening

Sunday, November 09, 2014

UK Manufacturing Competitiveness: The Threat from Energy Costs and Skills Gaps

New entry to the discount supermarket segment

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Manufacturing Competitiveness - Rolls Royce Takes Steps to Improve Operational Efficiency

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Manufacturing - Printing a House

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Leadership and Strategy - Moya Greene at the Privatised Royal Mail

Manufacturing Technology - The Bendable Opportunity

Technological Innovation - Impossible Food?

Sony - Eyes the Wearables Opportunity

Court Out! Red Bull and other cases of false advertising

Friday, October 31, 2014

Manufacturing - Energy Costs and Competitiveness

Friday, October 17, 2014

Luxury Goods - The Decline in Global Demand

Dr Dre V Jay-Z – Focus V Diversification

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Advertising bans - fun activity called ‘Wordsnake’ to test students’ recent knowledge

Manufacturing in Action - The Kit Kat Supply Chain

Monday, October 06, 2014

Manufacturing: Does the UK Steel Industry Have a Future?

Thursday, October 02, 2014

BUSS4 UK manufacturing

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Business start-ups - advice for fish fryers

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

How to increase your cash by 40% in one day – buy shares in Alibaba!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tesco’s fall from grace

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Every little counts against Tesco

Monday, September 22, 2014

Networked Manufacturing - The Complexity and Culture of Global Production

Choosing a Business Location: Manufacturing in South-east Asia?

Lesson Activity - Cashflow-Cluedoh!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Young Millionaire’s Dilemma

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Business Simulation - The Trading Game

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Business of Religion

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Perfect BUSS1 Video – Steve Jobs Billion Dollar Hippy

Monday, September 08, 2014

Technology & Manufacturing - Innovation in Diesel Engine Design & Production

BUSS4 research theme and the impact of technological change on businesses manufacturing in the UK

Monday, September 01, 2014

What do you mean by ‘Business Class’?

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Gallery of Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Growth with Inflation

Sunday, August 10, 2014

CSR - Unilever’s Strategy & Culture of Sustainability

Marketing Strategy - Twins Add Value to Humble Homewares Through Design Innovation

Monday, August 04, 2014

Takeovers: Morrison’s Disastrous Investment in Kiddicare

Strategy: Retrenchment for the Co-op Group to Reduce Gearing

Revision Presentation - Business Ethics

Marketing Strategy - P&G Takes the Axe to its Brand Portfolio

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Leadership & Change: Sergio Marchionne Drives Culture Change to Turnaround Chrysler and Fiat

Strategy – Multinationals Should Beware the “Local Dynamos”

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Strategy - Tata Group Sets out its Conglomerate Vision

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Marketing Mix - When the Whole Industry’s Prices are Too High

Technology - Delays in Fast Broadband Threatens the Competitiveness of UK Business

Strategy: Foxconn Pursues Diversification as it Attempts to Move up the Value Chain

Entrepreneurship - How Failure Drove the Success of Dropbox

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Vertical Integration - Benefits Street and Baking Bought by Sky

New Leadership - Can the Soap Man Save Tesco?

Retrenchment - Nadella Axes Jobs in a Bid to Simplify Microsoft

How did Aldi crack Tesco’s hold on the market?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The do’s and don’t's of pitching for business investment

Vending Machine Pizza

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Barbie, you’re hired

Monday, June 30, 2014

Marketing, with a hint of Brazilian flavour

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ikea in China - The Classic Long-term Success Story Built on Localisation

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Revision Presentation - Problems of Takeovers and Mergers including Integration

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Revision Presentation - Impact On and Reaction Of Stakeholders to Takeovers and Mergers

Revision Presentation - Impact of Takeovers and Mergers on Business Performance

Revision Presentation - Factors Influencing the Success of Takeovers and Mergers

Revision Presentation - Motives for Takeovers and Mergers

Starbucks’ Long-term Investment in Leadership of the Chinese Coffee Shop Market

Friday, June 13, 2014

GSK - The Only Way is Ethics?

Saturday, June 07, 2014

From Startup to Global Competitor - Insights into Xiaomi

BUSS4 China - China-Britain Business Council

Saturday, May 31, 2014

BUSS4 China - Selling TV to the Chinese consumers

Friday, May 30, 2014

Tesco in China “20% of something is better than 100% of nothing”

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Organisational Culture - Problems of Changing Organisational Culture

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Organisational Culture - Ways of Changing Organisational Culture

Organisational Culture: The Reasons for Changes in Organisational Culture

Organisational Culture: The Impact of Organisational Culture on Business Strategies and Performance

Organisational Culture: Factors influencing the Culture of an Organisation and Cultural Differences

Organisational Culture: Tony Hsieh on Zappos, Core Values, Culture and Organisational Structure

The surprising effects of Barclays retrenchment and Dixons merger

Friday, May 16, 2014

Women make better shoppers

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Is China’s slowdown good news?

Annual Sales revenue for major global businesses - ‘Higher or Lower’ resource

Monday, May 12, 2014

Revision Quiz - Retrenchment

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Revision Quiz - Porter’s Five Forces Model

Revision Quiz - Strategy Models

Revision Quiz - Business & the Environment

Revision Quiz - Business Ethics

Revision Quiz - Globalisation

Saturday, May 10, 2014

JLR, Lady Gaga and Abu Dhabi go Galactic!

Monday, May 05, 2014

Factors influencing price… for grotty garages

Friday, May 02, 2014

China’s exports losing low-cost advantages

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Musings on Moyes - leadership, culture and change management.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

China V India - Who will “emerge” victorious?

Friday, April 25, 2014

The value of failure

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Breaking Bad Performance through Strategic Alliance

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Breakeven Analysis - Quick Quiz

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Meet Britain’s Best Business Leader - Harriet Green

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Is Arrogance the Biggest Threat to Western Multinationals Succeeding in China?

Xiaomi - An Essential Student Research Update from Bloomberg

China’s focus on Innovation, not Imitation

Monday, April 07, 2014

Starbucks – Technology to order your Coffee… but Never to Serve it

Starbucks Update from Howard Schultz

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Technological Change and the Watchmakers

Google Glass, Geeks and Loons – Overcoming Barriers for Product and Market Development

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Retrenchment and the Rope-a-dope

Monday, March 31, 2014

Macroeconomic moves in China

Friday, March 28, 2014

Market Segmentation for Politicians

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Alibaba - Ali you need know!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Samsung target the selfie segment

Friday, March 21, 2014

Entrepreneurs by Google Chrome

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Big Top is Big Business

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Foxconn: Life away from the Factories in China

Small is Beautiful in the Fast-Changing Solar Power Industry

If you can’t think of anything inspirational to say, let Google do the work for you

Monday, March 17, 2014

Change of strategy at Morrisons

Thursday, March 13, 2014

China – has the “domino effect” begun?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Even St Anthony can’t change the culture at Barclays

Monday, March 10, 2014

China as the woman of your dreams… but is the feeling mutual?

Friday, March 07, 2014

Football Finance

Maverick gets shot down

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Government (or governing body) Intervention: Man City, Benefits Streets & Universities

Sunday, March 02, 2014

What’s gone wrong at Mothercare?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Can WhatsApp help Facebook get into China? No! But LinkedIn seems to have found a way.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BUSS4 China - Cathay Pacific China Business awards

Why buy a business with $20mil revenue for $19 BILLION?!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Customer service in the rail industry

Saturday, February 22, 2014

How China Fooled the World

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Slowing Chinese Economy - Rebalancing Has Implications

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What Happens to Your Old Phone, Tablet or Lappy? China and E-Waste

Investing in E-Commerce: M&S Spends £150m on a New Website

Connect the 3 stories using Business Studies terminology

Friday, February 14, 2014

Cantona given another red card.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Huawei Invests in Innovation to Fuel Growth

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sun Tzu’s The Art of Business

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Globalisation Takes Another Step as McDonald’s Opens in Vietnam

Sony, More Retrenchment and the Boston Matrix

The Revenue Race - who’s in the lead?

Friday, February 07, 2014

Exiting China When the Risks Don’t Justify the Rewards

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Apple v Samsung Research task

Monday, February 03, 2014

Lenovo Takes on Samsung and Apple in the Global Smartphone Market

Sunday, February 02, 2014

China and Western Multinationals - End of the Gold Rush?

Anti-Corruption Drive in China - Bad News for Luxury Brands?

Managing Capacity - A Novel Way to Increase Capacity

OUP, Youtube, ebooks and PDFs

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Will Google rule the Earth? An interactive case study on growth and change management

Friday, January 31, 2014

BUSS4 China’s Development - Past Present and Future

iPod in the decline phase of the product life cycle

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

What is wrong with this advert?

BUSS4 The impact of legislation relating to business, and the government’s Red Tape Challenge

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Localisation - How Design is Helping Starbucks Take A Global Brand into Local Markets

Monday, January 27, 2014

Localisation - the foundation of British Airways Strategy in China

Seeing through the Smog - Clean Energy Business Opportunities in China

The story of the Tangle Teezer (and the importance of perseverance).

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Rolls-Royce Cars in China - Demand for Luxury Sustained

Google Buys Smoke Detectors, Thermostats…and Some of Apple’s Innovative Culture

Retrenchment in China for Global Cosmetics Brands

Strategies for Success in the UK Cinema Industry - Product Innovation

Did she fire 6 shots or only 5?

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Counter Revolution or Revolution?

Samsung: Boston Matrix, Culture and Dividend Yield

China and Chocolate - Can the Global Big Five Exploit the Opportunity?

Insights into the ‘Culture’ of business organisations

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ten things Christmas taught us about the UK retail revolution

Innocent’s Chain of Good Analysis

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Poor Customer Service - Delivered

Friday, January 10, 2014

Teaching Resource - Super Market Mapping

Revision Presentation - Market Mapping

A Simple, Stretch Corporate Objective for Xiaomi - Double Sales in 2014!

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Ansoff Meets Harry Potter

Friday, January 03, 2014

Supply Chain Quality in China - Wal-Mart, Five-Spice Donkeys and Foxes

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Business Ethics & CSR - GSK Promises to be Good

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Wal-Mart in China - Refocuses Strategy on Affluent Consumers with Sam’s Club

Strategies for Success - a Retail Turnaround at Bonmarche

Apple (Finally) Signs the Deal with China Mobile - 700 Million New Potential Customers!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Combat flip flops - bad for running, worse for fighting

Sunday, December 15, 2013

​How to raise band awareness.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Wages Vs Inflation

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Drones, OWLS or Royal Mail? Delivery Innovation for E-Commerce

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Managing Risk - Lessons from the Horsemeat Scandal

The Changing Face of Employee / Employer Relations in the UK

“Motivation” by Terrible Terry Tate

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Patents, Copyrights & Trademarks - Judge, Jury & Evaluator.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Revision Party!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Co-Op Bank Elastic Ethics, Political Interference & Blind Regulators

Digital advertising: further developments to billboards

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