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My two chosen organisations will be Ford Motor Company and the NHS. The two organisations which i have chosen are very different in the way that they are run; their purpose and the ownership

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Task 1 (P1): Investigate two contrasting types of organisations from different sectors of the economy. Introduction My two chosen organisations will be Ford Motor Company and the NHS. The two organisations which i have chosen are very different in the way that they are run; their purpose and the ownership of each of my chosen organisations also vary. Background information Ford Motor Company: Ford Motor Company is an American multinational corporation. It is currently the world's fourth largest automaker, following Toyota, General Motors and Volkswagen; based on worldwide vehicle sales. Ford's internal brand of vehicles include Volvo of Sweden; and Ford owns a one-third controlling interest in Mazda of Japan and even a small holding in former subsidiary Aston Martin of England. Ford's previous subsidiaries include Jaguar and Land Rover, which were both sold to Tata Motors of India in March 2008. In 2007 Ford became the third ranked automaker in the U.S, falling from second position for the first time in 56 years. Globally, Ford fell to the fourth-ranked spot after Volkswagen; based on 2007 sales. ...read more.


industries that supply manufacturers and businesses with legal and financial advice, education and training, information and quality control, catering, and a range of other support activities. Ford Motor Company: Their core business activity is selling. This is the where the organisation sells the products which they, or one of their suppliers, have made. This is their main business activity because without this the organisation wouldn't be able to run as they would have no income because they wouldn't be selling any of their goods, neither would they have any customers. NHS: The NHS's core business activity is client service. This is shown by the fact that the organisations main objective is to provide a one-to-one service to the population of U.K. Business purposes There are two different types of business purposes these are: * To make a profit * To provide a service (also known as not-for-profit) In every organisation the business purpose defines what the business does, how it does what it does, why it does it and what it needs to do to improve. Ford Motor Company: The business purpose of Ford Motor Company is to make a profit at the end of each year. ...read more.


This means that if a business fails and goes bankrupt then the bank, from where their loan was acquired from, is entitled to everything the owner owns to pay off the debt amount. This can include houses and cars etc. In the public sector, businesses are owned by the government or agencies which are owned by the government to provide a service. In the private sector, businesses are owned by individuals. An individual owner is typically a single owner or a group of partners or the owners will be shareholders. Organisations in the private sector can also be run by individuals. Ford Motor Company: Because Ford Motor Company is in the private sector, it is owned by shareholder. Profit is often the major driving force and because shareholders invest their own money into the organisation, it is believed that the organisation is better run because they are determined for the business to succeed. NHS: The NHS is publicly owned by the government and is funded by the tax payers. Public sector businesses are those that have been set up or taken over by the government, in this case the NHS has been set up by the government for public use. ?? ?? ?? ?? Shahnawaz Mann ...read more.

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