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Here is a quick revision video of Hofstede's Model of National Cultures.

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Hofstede's Model of National Cultures

This revision video explains the essential differences between soft and hard approaches to human resource management (HRM).

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Soft and Hard Approaches to HRM

Greiner's Growth Model suggests that there are five crises that businesses may experience as they grow.

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Greiner's Growth Model

Charles Handy, a leading authority on organisational culture, defined four different kinds of culture: Power, Role, Task and Person.

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Handy's Model of Organisational Culture

What role does the job (or tasks) that employees are asked to do have on their motivation at work? One theory that tries to address this is Hackman & Oldham...

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Hackman & Oldham’s Job Characteristics Model

An overview here of the five job characteristics which Hackman & Oldham identified as being determinants of job satisfaction.

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Hackman & Oldham’s Job Characteristics Model

Charles Handy identified four classes of organisational culture in his classic model. These four classes of culture are briefly explained in this revision video.

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Handy's Model of Organisational Culture
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Greiner's Growth Model

The five crises of business growth as suggested by Greiner's model of growth are outlined in this revision video.

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Greiner's Growth Model
Student videos

Strategic Drift

The concept of strategic drift attempts to explain why the strategy of a business loses touch with the dynamic external environment in which it operates. 

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Strategic Drift

This is a recording of the recent Edge revision webinar for AQA A Level Business - Paper 1 MCQ Blast Test 1: Year 1 Recap.

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The Edge in AQA A Level Business - Paper 1 MCQ Blast Test 1: Year 1 Recap

This is a recording of the recent Edge revision webinar for AQA A Level Business - Paper 1 MCQ Blast Test 2: Calculations & Numerical Concepts.

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The Edge in AQA A Level Business - Paper 1 MCQ Blast: Test 2: Calculations & Numerical Concepts

Price elasticity of demand measures the responsiveness of quantity demanded for a product to a change in price. It is one of the most important concepts in business, particularly when...

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Price Elasticity of Demand
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Product Life Cycle

The product life cycle is an important concept in marketing. It describes the stages a product goes through from when it was first thought of until it finally is removed...

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Product Life Cycle

Porter suggested four "generic" business strategies that could be adopted in order to gain competitive advantage. The strategies relate to the extent to which the scope of a business' activities...

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Porter's Model of Generic Strategies for Competitive Advantage

The Five Forces Model was devised by Professor Michael Porter. The model is a framework for analysing the nature of competition within an industry.

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Porter's Five Forces Model of Industry Competiton

Taylor put forward the idea that workers are motivated mainly by pay.

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Motivation - Taylor (Scientific Management)

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