Issue date: 9th October 2014
Submission date: 24th November 2014
(There will be a maximum of 2 opportunities for formative assessment and feedback on your work in progress. These will be at times set by your tutor, weeks beginning 20th October and 10th November.)
This assessment will be based on the following Knowledge, understanding and learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding outcomes:
K1. Know the typical aims and objectives of organisations.
K2. Understand how organisations are owned, controlled and structured
K3. Understand who stakeholders are and why they are important
K4. Understand different industrial sectors using the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC)
A1. Compare and contrast the aims and objectives of real organisations.
A2. Apply theories of organisational ownership and control to a real organisation
A3. Analyse the advantages and disadvantages of a form of ownership and recommend changes.
A4. Analyse the advantages and disadvantages of how a specific organisation is structured and explain what might cause this to change.
A6. Research an organization and describe how its key stakeholders may have competing priorities.
Task 1: Comparing Organisations: a 1500 word report.
You work as a junior journalist for a newspaper which is planning to run a feature article on business development.
Produce an article analysing two, contrasting businesses selected from the list below. Your article should include information about: the purpose of each business, their aims and objectives, forms of ownership, and their organisational structure.
Fillings Sandwich Bar
Huddersfield Cup Cakes
Pret a Manger
The Chocolate Trading Company
The handmade bakery LTD
Twists Pasta Bar
Task 2: 1500 words
The first article was well received and you have been asked to carry out research for a report and TV presentation considering the feasibility of a local business relocating or opening a new branch in your own country. Select one of the businesses from your first article.
Produce a SWOT and Pest Analysis for the newspaper report.
Assess how the political, legal, social and economic business environments would affect