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Marked Practice Exam [38 out of 63, 60%, ‘C’ grade, 2001]

Image of the first marked page of Chris Larham's AS Level Business Studies practice exam [38 out of 63, 60%, 'C'-grade].

This essay will examine the following aspects of business theory: flexible working; rationalization; disadvantageous effects of employee job insecurity; inadequately skilled employees; theories of motivation; seasonality; stock buffers; and production methods.

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Coursework Project: Coca-Cola Versus Pepsi-Cola [‘B+’, 2001]

An image of the first marked page of Chris Larham's AS Level Business Studies coursework project examining the rivalry between Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola ['B+', 2001].

This coursework project examines the rivalry between the Coca-Cola company and the Pepsi-Cola company. Conclusions are drawn following a consideration of a number of theoretical business frameworks: product details; current market situations; current initiatives; three-facet models; and Boston matrices.

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Would ‘Easyleisure.com’ view the current economic conditions as an opportunity? [14 out of 18, 2001]

Image of Chris Larham's original marked consideration of whether 'easyleisure.com' would view the current economic conditions as an opportunity [14 out of 18, 2001].

This essay assesses, analyses, and evaluates whether ‘Easyleisure.com’ would view the economic conditions [as stated in the case study] as an opportunity.

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Marked Practice Exam [61 out of 74, 82%, ‘A’-grade, 2001]

Image of the first marked page of Chris Larham's AS Level Business Studies practice exam [61 out of 74, 82%, 'A' grade, 2001].

The following topics are addressed in this practice exam: the definition of ‘Ltd’; the exchange rate; redundancy; ‘SWOT’ analysis; expansion into new markets and exporting to foreign shores; and the business effects of an economic upturn.

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The Trade Cycle: Questions and Answers [2001]

An image of Chris Larham's written responses to a series of trade cycle questions [2001].

This article examines the following aspects of the trade cycle: effects of economic recession; definition of ‘consumer durables’; stock level management; business preparation for recession; Government responses to ‘boom and bust’ economies; ‘CBI’ definition; ‘self-fulfilling prophecy’ definition; and the official Government line during an economic recession.

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Evaluate the different aspects of starting up a new business and examine how businesses can develop a new opportunity to prevent the threat of competitors [17 out of 18, 2001]

Image of Chris Larham's marked essay evaluating the different aspects of starting up a new business [17 out of 18, 2001].

This essay evaluates two aspects of starting up a business: sources of finance and developing an export model.

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Changing Employment Practices [30 out of 30, 2001]

Image of the first marked page of Chris Larham's essay on changing employment practices [30 out of 30, 2001].

This essay considers changes in employment type and level, before proposing two measures that the Government could take to prevent/offset 50,000 job losses in the automotive industry.

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