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What do you understand to be the purpose of a business organisation? How does it differ from those you find in other organisations?

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  • Submitted: 26/08/2003
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GCSE Business, Companies and Organisation, Activity

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What do you understand to be the purpose of a business organisation?

How does it differ from those you find in other organisations?

In the business world there are many different types of organisations. In my essay I will explore this (Figure A) also see how these organisations differ in various sectors especially in terms of purpose.

Definition: Business organisation can be characterised by a division of labour which allows employees to specialise in particular roles and occupy designated positions in pursuit of the organisation objectives. Organisations have agreed structures, a system of authority, rules and regulations. But there are also those simple enterprises (sole traders) which one individual carries out all the responsibilities.

Figure A

Public sector

The public sector is made up of organisations which are accountable to the local goverment or central goverment. Their main purpose is to provide a service unlike, the private sector whose main purpose is to make a profit. Organisations in the public sector are funded by the government via taxes.

Although the public sector main purpose is to provide a service, income needs to be generated. So they can maintain their service or improve

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