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    Hey guys.
    Thought we would make a thread where everyone would be able to discuss about their research.

    The topic to be honest is not my favourite and I'm struggling to identify the types of culture each businesses have.

    Anyone has any tip for starters.
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    I'm struggling on what exactly I need to research. Do i need to research culture in specific companies or just organisational culture in general?
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    (Original post by xxm)
    I'm struggling on what exactly I need to research. Do i need to research culture in specific companies or just organisational culture in general?
    Well the whole point is you pick 5-7 companies and you do a research on their culture and you kinds of go through those bullet points and answer the questions.

    I did Mergers in Jan and it was so much easier and I ended up with a C. This one seems much harder!
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    (Original post by dan94adibi)
    Well the whole point is you pick 5-7 companies and you do a research on their culture and you kinds of go through those bullet points and answer the questions.

    I did Mergers in Jan and it was so much easier and I ended up with a C. This one seems much harder!
    I see, well I don't find the content that hard but I'll have to find some websites on Handy and others! The companies that will be the issue. Is it best to do UK based companies or have a mixture?


    What is the ratio of your own research to the unit content in the exam? For instance can you get the full 40 marks if you write about 80% of the content for unit 4 and 20% of your own research?
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    (Original post by xxm)
    I see, well I don't find the content that hard but I'll have to find some websites on Handy and others! The companies that will be the issue. Is it best to do UK based companies or have a mixture?


    What is the ratio of your own research to the unit content in the exam? For instance can you get the full 40 marks if you write about 80% of the content for unit 4 and 20% of your own research?
    To be honest I'm not really sure of that.

    I think the theory is nice and simple but when you look into some real world examples you struggle to match their culture to what has been written in the book.

    All of them talk about team work and how its a lovely place to work so ..... making a decision is really hard!
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    Can someone tell me what the buss4 topics actually are?

    we went through most of the theory in school already but I only that organisational culture is a topic because its mentioned in the pre release now Im not sure what the actual overall topics are that can come up in section B. What businesses did you lot research?

    The tutor2u revision guide thing we got from the workshop just tells us to research stuff like tartar group, star bucks, huawei etc but im still stuck lol
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    Hi, Has anyone got any actual business examples that are good for this topic?
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    (Original post by Im-not-a-rapper)
    Hi, Has anyone got any actual business examples that are good for this topic?
    I think Apple, Nokia and Tesco/ASDA are good ones to chose!
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    (Original post by Im-not-a-rapper)
    Hi, Has anyone got any actual business examples that are good for this topic?
    Barclays are prime for this research task because of the new CEO changing the whole company
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    Barclays mainly for their new leadership and possible changes in culture since bob diamond, Huawei, Starbucks, Tesco, Apple (obviously) new leader in tim cook blah blah blah, I threw a few in myself and decided to research Goldman sachs because that workshop advice for 1 or 2 (out of the ordinary) companies
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    Quick question guys.
    Was looking at how political factors effect the corporate culture and found this 'In October 2011 the Welsh Assembly Government introduced legislation that required retailers to charge 5p for single use bags to reduce bag usage in Wales. As well as working to reduce bag usage in Wales ASDA has decided to donate all the 5p’s charged for single use bags (after VAT) to local charities in Wales. Any retailer that does not comply with these rules will be fined around £100-£20,000'

    I was wondering how that effects the culture of ASDA or 'how they do things' over there?
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    Is there any sites that focus on organisational culture? I'm looking at Asda, Nokia, Barclays, Apple and Tesco, do I need to look at anymore?
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    Ffs! I hate this unit, havn't even started researching yet
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    Guys, we can make this exam easier if we help each other out. We can share research examples and general ideas related to the 5 bullet points.
    I have only started this.

    I will got first. This is for the first bullet point on the pre-release.

    Factors affecting culture of an organisation.

    first factor - type of owners

    Companies who are owned by shareholders(PLC) will create a culture of short-termism. This will create a culture of maximising profits at any cost.
    Any example of the banks such as Barclays - LIBOR rate fxing, mis-selling PPI

    Second factor - leaders/founders
    Leader will exert there personality on the business. This will create a new culture. #
    Richard branson - Entrepreneurial culture virgin
    Jobs -Apple - Innovative culture
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    (Original post by apple1992)
    Guys, we can make this exam easier if we help each other out. We can share research examples and general ideas related to the 5 bullet points.
    I have only started this.

    I will got first. This is for the first bullet point on the pre-release.

    Factors affecting culture of an organisation.

    first factor - type of owners

    Companies who are owned by shareholders(PLC) will create a culture of short-termism. This will create a culture of maximising profits at any cost.
    Any example of the banks such as Barclays - LIBOR rate fxing, mis-selling PPI

    Second factor - leaders/founders
    Leader will exert there personality on the business. This will create a new culture. #
    Richard branson - Entrepreneurial culture virgin
    Jobs -Apple - Innovative culture
    The mission statement, government policy and the economy can play a big role too.
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    (Original post by dan94adibi)


    The mission statement, government policy and the economy can play a big role too.
    yes they can. what other research have you done.
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    Not much yet, will do more this week!
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    Does anyone have any idea or websites to start with? I am studying it by myself and have no idea how much research needs to be done?
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    (Original post by Jackabc)
    Does anyone have any idea or websites to start with? I am studying it by myself and have no idea how much research needs to be done?
    You should look at the tutor2u website and learn how you should answer a 40 marker.
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    Our teacher gave us a list of companies to research:
    Ikea, Royal Mail, Amazon/Zappos, Nokia, Sony, Starbucks, Tata Group, Samsung, John Lewis Partnership and Southwest Airlines.
 
 
 
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