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15th October 2018

The Biz Quiz - 15 October 2018

Another busy week in the business news is covered by this weeks Biz Quiz!

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The Biz Quiz - 15 October 2018
12th October 2018

The Purposeful Business

Do businesses exist to make profits, or to serve a purpose? This new lecture from Gresham College looks at the current debate over purposeful businesses who are not purely driven...

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The Purposeful Business

The Biz Quiz returns! Here are 10 questions on business news stories from the last 7 days...

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The Biz Quiz - 7 October 2018
20th September 2018

Will Jack's eat up Tesco?

Tesco's are fighting back. They have had many difficulties in the last few years, and although they are still our biggest supermarket, they have lost ground from a 32% share of...

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Will Jack's eat up Tesco?

Argos has to find a way to fight back against Amazon, if it is to survive alongside the giant tech business whose record profits were fuelling it to a stock...

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Argos dips a toe in the water with a voice app

The Trading Game is a group business simulation designed to get students thinking about and experiencing a wide range of entrepreneurial skills and activities.

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Business Simulation - The Trading Game

On the day that Toyota has announced a $500m joint venture with Uber to develop driverless-car technologies, here is a short video on the impact of Toyota in changing the...

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How Toyota Changed The Way We Make Things

A change in strategic direction for Uber: in part because of changes in its external environment (legal & regulatory). But, also because of the pressure from investors to improve financial...

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Change in strategic focus for Uber

Can't be long left for Wonga. It's hard to imagine any sane investor wanting to provide rescue capital to a business with large, increasing and uncertain contingent liabilities such as...

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Is Wonga on the brink of collapse?

Competition policy (PESTLE) & Porter Five Forces in action: yet another review of competitive rivalry in the UK supermarket industry as the planned merger between Sainsbury's and Asda is sent...

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Sainsbury's and Asda merger comes under scrutiny

Automation (particularly through chatbots) is transforming / disrupting the call centre industry.

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Automation challenges call centre jobs

Some interesting ethical issues raised by the decision of high-street retailer Superdrug to offer Botox treatment in-store.

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Should Botox Treatment be Available From High Street Retailers?

A fabulous video here from the CNBC team exploring the growth and performance of Subway - now the worlds largest franchise operator with almost 45,000 outlets worldwide.

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Franchising: Subway is the Global Leader for Outlets, But Not Sales...
15th August 2018

The rise of the freelancer

Chances are many students will know friends or family who are self-employed - one of the scariest but also exhilarating ways of being an entrepreneur. Self-employment is on the rise,...

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The rise of the freelancer

A topical example of the product life cycle as the leading social networks appear to be reaching the end of a maturity phase. Are there extension strategies that might work,...

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Are we reaching peak social media?

With over 28,000 stores operating across 76 countries, Starbucks is rightly considered a leading global brand. However, there is one country where Starbucks' international expansion came badly unstuck - Australia.

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International Expansion - Why Starbucks Failed in Australia
7th August 2018

Ola Maps Out Route Into UK

Porters Five Forces, Contestable Markets & more - a key development in the UK ride-hailing market as Ola announces plans to enter the UK taxi and private hire market starting...

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Ola Maps Out Route Into UK

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