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Every business student should have noticed an important business news story - the significant fall in global oil prices. A key question to understand is: why has the oil price fallen so far and...

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Business students need to have a broad understanding of the economic environment, without needing the specialist knowledge required of their Economics-studying colleagues!

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We've just had Black Friday and today is Manic Monday. Both days (along with Singles Day on 11 Nov) are great examples of why B2C e-commerce is highly seasonal and places enormous strains on the...

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An interesting piece in the FT recently explores how Western businesses are increasingly looking to e-commerce as the preferred approach to reaching customers in China.

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Hailing from Sunderland, I do have an affinity for the Nissan car plant which is one of the most efficient in the world.

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The rapid growth of the so-called "sharing economy" is a fantastic example to use with students as they explore how technological change is disrupting a wide variety of industries.

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This short two-minute video from PwC provides a useful introduction into the strategic issues and challenges raised by technological change - and particularly e-commerce.

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In the UK over 95% of people shop online and the country spends more per capita through the internet than any other country. Online sales are booming and there only seems to be one way in which...

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The PESTLE model is a great way to assess changes in the external environment. The "P" in PESTLE stands for Political and is all about the potential political risks that businesses need to consider.

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From April 2015 a new tax has been introduced to encourage multinationals like Google, Starbucks and Apple to pay more tax on their UK trading activities. Corporations who divert their profits away...

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Every business student needs to have an understanding of GDP - the value of economic activity over a period of time. So here is a neat video from Declan Curry and the BBC to explain what is meant...

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