Business Case Studies by Edition

- 14

Below is a list of case studies from Edition 14 of Business Case Studies. If you would like to view another Edition, please choose from the numbered list.

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Business Case Studies: Edition 14

New product development:

This case study focuses on how Anglo American carries out new product and process development.

Product life cycle:

This case study shows how ASOS.com uses the product life cycle to ensure its product portfolio continues to meet the needs of its customers and provide up-to-date fashions in the fast-moving online retail industry.

Enterprise:

This case study focuses on Duncan Bannatyne, one of the UK's best-known entrepreneurs.

Business start up:

This case study looks at the challenges of setting up a new business and at some of the decisions that must be made by a budding entrepreneur.

Communications:

This case study shows how building societies communicate with their own members on many different levels.

Decision making:

This case study looks at a structured approach to decision making. It shows how CIMA-trained management accountants have the skills to offer strategic and practical advice and can contribute to effective decision making at all levels in a business.

Enterprise:

This case study focuses on the entrepreneur, Peter Cruddas, who set up his own business CMC Markets in the early 1990s with just £10,000 capital.

Stakeholders:

This case study shows how The Co-operative Group's values contribute to improving the diet and health of the UK.

Continuous improvement:

This case study focuses on how Corus used its knowledge and experience of continuous improvement (CI) to win new business.

Business cycle:

This case study examines how Davis Service Group, one of Britain's key service companies, has managed the recent change in the business cycle.

Managing firms throughout the business cycle

  1. Introduction
  2. The business cycle
  3. Recession
  4. Recovery
  5. Boom
  6. Conclusion

Recruitment and selection:

This case study explores how Enterprise ensures it has the right people and skills to achieve its business aims and objectives.

Customer service:

This case study shows how the online bank first direct positions itself in the retail banking sector.

Health & safety:

This case study shows how FirstGroup, the worlds leading transport company, has developed a safety culture.

Mission :

This case study examines how the FCO meets its goals through the skills and competencies of its people.

Developing people:

The case study will show how training and development is central to the work of the Forestry Commission and how it benefits the career development of its people.

External influences:

This case study looks at the political, economic, social and technological factors that impact on the Highways Agency.

SWOT:

This case study will show why IKEA believes a strong environmental stance is good business practice.

SWOT analysis and sustainable business planning

  1. Introduction
  2. SWOT analysis
  3. Strengths
  4. Opportunities
  5. Weaknesses and threats
  6. Conclusion

Marketing mix:

This case study looks at how one technology company, Forensic Pathways, has used these legal safeguards for a new development.

Protecting the marketing mix through intellectual property rights

  1. Introduction
  2. The marketing mix
  3. Product
  4. Price
  5. Promotion and place
  6. Conclusion

Roles and responsibilities:

This case study shows how these different roles can be organised within the structure of KBR to enable it to achieve its mission, which is 'to safely deliver any project, any time, in any environment for the benefit of our customers, shareholders, employees and the communities we serve'.

Supply chain:

This case study shows how Kellogg's fulfils this mission in the later parts of the supply chain from manufacturing to shelf.

Lean production:

This case study shows how the process of reform, using lean production principles, is helping the Legal Services Commission to cut down on any wasteful expenditure.

Diversity:

The case study shows that developing good positive working practices that deal with disability benefits both employers and employees.

Vision:

This case study shows how creating a clear vision and set of values has made it possible to establish clear objectives for delivering an unforgettable Olympic and Paralympic Games in London 2012.

Motivation:

This case study will show how developing a motivated workforce enables NDA to deliver safe and sustainable solutions to nuclear clean-up and waste management.

Marketing planning:

The study focuses on how a company can respond to changes in consumer expectations, external influences and business aims to achieve those objectives.

Roles and responsibilities:

This case study explores the way in which RWE npower delegates responsibility to extend the capabilities of its employees.

Organising people:

This case study examines how different management styles may be necessary to support the variety of job roles within the oil and gas industry.

Lean production:

This case study focuses on how Portakabin uses lean production methods to ensure it produces aquality product that gives value to the customer.

Recruitment and selection:

This case study focuses on how ScottishPower manages its recruitment and selection processes to attract people with relevant skills and competencies into the energy industry.

Organising people:

The case study shows how Syngenta operates though a matrix structure. This involves staff from different departments working together in teams on specific projects and tasks.

Roles and responsibilities:

This case study focuses on how the people in Tarmac Quarry Materials deliver the highest value for customers, communities, employees and investors.

Developing people:

This case study looks at how Tesco provides training and development opportunities for its employees.

External influences:

This case study focuses on the issues faced by migrant workers in the UK.

Economy:

This case study highlights Vodafone's activities in different types of economies and the impactof technology on both developed and developing markets