You may illustrate your answers in this section with examples from the case
study or from other firms with which you are familiar.
9. (a) Firms may expand their operations into other countries through setting up
their own facilities abroad and buying existing overseas firms. Examine the
advantages and disadvantages of these options.
(b) Small businesses find it increasingly difficult to operate in the current
economic climate. Describe and justify sources of assistance available to such
10. (a) In 2011, five countries, including Turkey and Croatia, were waiting to join the
EU. Discuss ways in which EU enlargement could impact on UK businesses.
(b) Describe the Classical School of Management and the Contingency School of
Management and assess their relevance to modern business practice.
11. (a) Examine the characteristics that teams should have if they are to operate
(b) Explain the importance of any 2 of the following for UK businesses.
• Financial incentives
• Transfer pricing
• Cash flow forecasts
• Market segmentation
12. (a) With reference to Mintzberg, describe the different roles that managers play
and assess their impact on achieving organisational objectives.
(b) Assess the extent to which a decision to become “greener” might affect the
functional areas of an organisation.
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