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    (Original post by tdkr)
    what must i do to get a mid-high B in this exam ?
    urmm revise?
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    (Original post by 0range)
    urmm revise?
    more specifically ?
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    (Original post by tdkr)
    more specifically ?
    Have good thorough examples which you can talk about and know all the theory!
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    No idea how I'm gonna pass this exam.
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    Section B seems a joke most of the time. Theres usually really random industries in it. How the hell are we to know so much detail about industries such the building industry and bottled water companies? They should make the whole exam research based, so they should give the industries in Section B before hand too or they should just stop the application side of it for Section B and just make it theory.

    :/
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    (Original post by Smeemi)
    Section B seems a joke most of the time. Theres usually really random industries in it. How the hell are we to know so much detail about industries such the building industry and bottled water companies? They should make the whole exam research based, so they should give the industries in Section B before hand too or they should just stop the application side of it for Section B and just make it theory.

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    That's where they want you to read the news and stuff, but it's still pretty straightforward, just bull**** your way through it
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    (Original post by 0range)
    That's where they want you to read the news and stuff, but it's still pretty straightforward, just bull**** your way through it
    so this topic is mergers and takeovers right, so just research on companies that have done this recently ? but what companies must i know for the section B part of this paper ?
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    (Original post by tdkr)
    so this topic is mergers and takeovers right, so just research on companies that have done this recently ? but what companies must i know for the section B part of this paper ?
    off the top of my head, apple is a pretty good one to know, I'll edit this later with my notes
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    (Original post by 0range)
    off the top of my head, apple is a pretty good one to know, I'll edit this later with my notes
    Yeh Apple is a good one. But it does depend on what topic comes up, you should look to have about 2 businesses for each subject area PESTLC.
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    (Original post by Theturnbull9)
    Yeh Apple is a good one. But it does depend on what topic comes up, you should look to have about 2 businesses for each subject area PESTLC.
    What's PESTLC?

    Yh I have like a total of like 5 but I made them in like march time, so forgotten most of them :P
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    (Original post by 0range)
    What's PESTLC?

    Yh I have like a total of like 5 but I made them in like march time, so forgotten most of them :P
    Political
    Ethical
    Social
    Technological
    Legal & Competitive

    They're the main topics that can come up on section B of the paper. Look to have about 2 businesses for each topic area and you should be fine.

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    (Original post by Theturnbull9)
    Political
    Ethical
    Social
    Technological
    Legal & Competitive

    They're the main topics that can come up on section B of the paper. Look to have about 2 businesses for each topic area and you should be fine.

    Thank you
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    (Original post by 0range)
    Thank you
    No problem mate, good luck with your exams
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    (Original post by Theturnbull9)
    No problem mate, good luck with your exams
    You too
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    Heyy.. okay so just literally started revision for buss4.. I needed examples of HOSTILE takeovers please
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    (Original post by 11billi11)
    Heyy.. okay so just literally started revision for buss4.. I needed examples of HOSTILE takeovers please
    Cadbury's.. Not many of the Kraft shareholders where happy with the takeover. Cadbury workers also annoyed about the takeover, potential for hostility.
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    (Original post by Theturnbull9)
    Cadbury's.. Not many of the Kraft shareholders where happy with the takeover. Cadbury workers also annoyed about the takeover, potential for hostility.
    Also, you can check out Tutor2u and go on the 'buss4' forum, some really good examples on there.
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    Will do, Thanks to all, for Sec B of the paper, are we meant to have some sort of general sound knowledge of various businesses and in how much depth because there is soo much out there :eek:
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    (Original post by 11billi11)
    Heyy.. okay so just literally started revision for buss4.. I needed examples of HOSTILE takeovers please
    Some good example of hostile takeovers are ones that have been intervened/prevented by the Competition Commission to prevent a market becoming a monopoly.

    Like kind of an example for this is that Morrison's took over Safeway in 2004 to prevent them being a target of takeover by Tesco and Asda. But the commission saw this as a move towards a monopoly, so only allowed the deal togo ahead if hey sold some of its 479 stores, which it did, most of which to Waitrose part of the John Lewis Partnership.
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    (Original post by 0range)
    The only examples I can think of are Kraft/ Cadbury and News corp & BSKYB
    Government interventions:-

    Lloyds TSB takeover of HBOS - Needed to save bank but if was in normal conditions then would have been referred to CC (Competition Commission)

    Morrison's takeover of Safeway - Had to sell some of Safeway stores for the takeover to proceed

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