Section A Question 1 Write a brief history of Nissan Jidosha Seizo established Datsun Motor Co in 1933. Company name changed to Nissan for exports in 1934. Nissan signs a deal with Austin Motor Co (England) in 1952. Nissan starts exporting cars to the United States in 1958. First Nissan plant outside Japan-Mexico in 1966. Datsun(UK) starts selling cars in the UK. Nissan car plants in USA and Spain established in 1980. Nissan Manufacturing UK Ltd (NMUK) established in Sunderland in 1984. The Sunderland plant has played a key role in the success of the outgoing Micra, which began production back in 1992. The original Sunderland-built Micra was the first Japanese car to win the coveted European Car of the Year title in 1993, which has since sold over 1.3 million units across the continent. Nissan's operations in Sunderland began in 1984, with the first vehicle, the Nissan Bluebird, coming off the production line in 1986. Since then, the car plant has grown to become the UK's largest, and has produced over 3 million vehicles to date. This year, it was recognised for the sixth consecutive year as the most productive car plant in Europe (Source: World Markets Research Centre). Already considered Europe's most efficient auto plant, the Nissan factory in Sunderland, UK, makes 334,000 cars per year - 38 complete vehicles per hour. NMUK starts production of the Bluebird @ 24,000
Investigating Business - Aims and Objectives of Land Rover.
Unit 1 - Investigating Business Task 1 - Aims and Objectives of Land Rover The aims for Land Rover are - * Produce vehicles in a cost effective way * To be a good neighbour * To make a profit * To be environmentally friendly * To meet customer demand * To Become a market leader in 4x4 vehicles. The Objectives for Land Rover are - * Use cheaper materials, * Check pollution/noise levels * Increase sales * Recycle waste * Produce cars for customers as quick as they can * Land Rover can check whether they have achieved their aims by checking pollution levels, noise levels, and check profit by looking at graphs to show profit increase over a period of time, recycle all waste materials in an environmentally friendly way and to produce cars for customers quickly and cheaply. Task 2 - The main Activities of Land Rover Land Rover produces 4 different types of 4x4 vehicles - * Freelander * Defender * Discovery * Range Rover On the Land Rover site there are many other things going on such as - * Steel Press - Making the steel into the shape you need. * Logistics - people figuring out how the vehicles will get to their destinations. * office workers, health centre workers * fire crew * gardeners * Nurses(hospital) * Production line workers * Administrator staff * Test drivers * Supervisors * There are 8000 people employed at the Land Rover site. * The
A report on the likely changes to industry across Japan,T he reasons and some suggestions on how to solve the problems.
A report on the likely changes to industry across Japan, The reasons and some suggestions on how to solve the problems. Japanese industry and wealth is forever changing, Japan has made the majority of its wealth through the research and production of high technological products. They need to produce small costly products, as the flat land that can be used for industry is limited as residents of Japan use so much of the land that is available. Changes in technology advancing are almost certain to happen as large multinational companies spend millions in planning and making new products for the customer to buy. Industry across Japan is likely to change, as Japan is an ageing population so the production of industrial robots is likely to increase so the robots can do all of the precision jobs in factories such as Panasonic. Although the ageing population could be a problem to the wealth of Japan as working persons are needed in factories. Also the human is the ultimate robot. Another reason is that working persons are needed to pay for the health care of the elderly. The production of machine tools is on a downfall, the highlight of the production of machine tools was in 1990 but from there after the production has begun to fall. This may be because the production of crude steel has also fallen. Crude steel is used to make the machines and if the production falls not as many
Explain Cournot, Bertrand and Stackelberg models of oligopoly assuming that the firms have identical costs. Describe circumstances where each model is appropriate.
Explain Cournot, Bertrand and Stackelberg models of oligopoly assuming that the firms have identical costs. Describe circumstances where each model is appropriate. The theory of the firm is a set of economic theories that describe the nature, existence and behaviour of a firm and its relationship with the market. Some of the questions it aims to answer are why firms enter or exit the market, why there are boundaries between the firm and the market, and why firms are structured in a specific way. An oligopoly is a common market form in which a market or industry is dominated by a small number of sellers. There are several different ways for firms to behave in an oligopolistic environment, and whereas the Stackelberg and Cournot models compete on quantity produced, the Bertrand model is based on price competition between firms. Stackelberg The Stackelberg model is a leadership game in which the leading firm makes the first move and the follower firms adjust their own product decisions accordingly. The total industry output is based on the output of the leader, y1 and that of the follower, y2. The profit maximising output of the leader depends on how the follower will react and assuming that the follower will also want to profit maximise, his problem will be: . Even though the follower's profit depends on the output of the leader, from his point of view, the output is
Without the new automobile industry, the prosperity of the 1920s would scarcely have been possible.
History essay "Without the new automobile industry, the prosperity of the 1920s would scarcely have been possible." Introduction Before answering this question we have to see what happened during the boom and what caused it. The USA was a very big country with a vast population and it had a larger and growing home market. It had all of its raw materials within the country itself, ad so did not rely on trade. It had many new industries and technology such as cars and telephones for its country which had adopted a new phase in which Americans changed their state of mind from saving their money for a rainy day, to spending the money now to make their homes look better and be full of consumer goods. America's Agriculture was very efficient too with the farmers producing more then they could sell. The 1920´s boom was created by several factors. The presidents of the twenties were all Republicans who supported business and the stock market.. They brought in lower tax rates and raised tariffs on foreign goods so they could not compete with American business. The presidents actually let people grow trusts so people could have whole responsibility over one sector of business such as oil or coal. Woodrow Wilson had fought against this before but the republicans thought it
Law of Financial Services.
IF260 Law of Financial Services Coursework Due date: 3 December 2003 By: Daniel Mckeown Student Number: M206765 Course: BA Banking & Finance No of words: 2676 The Consumer Credit Act 1974 (CCA) was passed on the 31 July 1974 and took effect on the 20th May 1985. The CCA was based on a report by a committee that was headed by the late Lord Crowther in 1971. The main body of work for the CCA was conducted by Sir Frances Bennnion. His work was titled "Consumer Credit Control" and in the main was the CCA. The CCA replaced the Hire-Purchase Act 1964, Money Lenders Act 1900 and the Pawnbrokers Acts 1872, 1922 and 1960 it also filled in the gaps left by those acts.1 In the UK during the 1960's/70's there was a huge increase in the market for consumer credit. Previous to the CCA there was very little in the way of regulation in the consumer credit industry that protected the individual. The result of this was that many unscrupulous individuals and firms could offer money lending to individuals. The individual could be charged very high amounts of interest. The result was if an individual was unable to pay then repayments they could face legally proceedings and have their property seized. The CCA was introduced so as to stop unscrupulous firms and individuals from operating and to offer greater protection to individuals purchasing using credit. The
This critical review will focus on the Moran article, 'The Pie and the Crust' which puts under consideration the context of widespread television program formatting.
This critical review will focus on the Moran article, 'The Pie and the Crust' which puts under consideration the context of widespread television program formatting. Hence, it would be valuable at first then to define formatting in the television sense and state that a format is simply a plan for the organization and arrangement of a specified production. This plan or format does not have to be followed rigidly, although the basic concept is usually taken and modified to suit cultural requirements. Moran sees format as "...a loose and expanding set of program possibilities" which enforces the notion that formatting is not just a simple process of licensing a format and screening the program. Moran's main arguments seem to fall under four main categories; economical, cultural, social and political. That is to suggest that television formatting relates to the four categories in significant ways, economically formatting occurs due to simple financing - it is a lot cheaper to buy a pre-thought up format then to develop a new idea, whilst formatting also represents a low-level risk as generally established formats are purchased which perhaps feature a history of success elsewhere. Culturally and socially, Moran's arguments involve the licensing of formats globally and more specifically the question why do some countries "...Produce their own version of a television program such as
A case study of a Bulgarian woolen textile firm "Wooltex AD".
BULGARIAN TEXTILE INDUSTRY A CASE STUDY OF A BULGARIAN WOOLEN TEXTILE FIRM "WOOLTEX AD"1,2 Industry Background Wooltex AD is the biggest joint stock company for the production of wool textile in the country. It has a full production cycle from the input of washed raw wool to the finished fabric, including a small tailoring workshop. Wooltex AD is located in a relatively large town in the central-east part of Bulgaria. The town, with a high concentration of wool and cotton fabric production, is considered to be one of the three main textile centers (Sliven, Kazanlak, Gabrovo) in Bulgaria. It is also the town with the country's earliest traditions in organized industrial wool textile production. The town's first wool processing factory was established in 1834, and was the first modern industrial enterprise in Bulgaria. By the beginning of the twentieth century, seven such factories were in existence. Wooltex' history started in 1891, with the establishment of "Antov & Mishkov"3, a private company. The company was nationalized in 1947; the communist government took over the company from its owners and ran it as a state-owned enterprise. At that time "Antov and Mishkov" was the biggest textile company in the country, and had modern (for its time) machinery and equipment, a full production cycle, and a developed wholesale network in Sofia. In the 1940s, it employed no
BABYZONE JSC BUSINESS PLAN Tung oi, please help to insert a logo or picture to present company or product/service Nguyen Thi Thanh Xuan, CEO Chu Thu Thao, COO Nguyen Thi Thanh Minh, Product Director Nguyen Thanh Tung, CTO Mr. Mr. Pham Anh Tuan - Commercial Director Nguyen Luong Qui - CFO Company address: Head Office: Room 1201 Pacific Buidling 83 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hanoi, Vietnam Store: Km12 Highway No. 1A Hoang Liet, Hoang Mai, Hanoi, Vietnam. Company's website: www.babyzone.com.vn July 26, 2010 TABLE OF CONTENT (Tung oi phan nay nho lam ho chi cai link xuong muc duoi) . Statement of Confidentiality and Non-disclosure 2. Executive Summary 2.1. Summary (Xuan) 2.2. Solution (Tung) 2.3. Market (Tung) 2.4. Opportunity (Tung) 3. Company Overview (Thao 4. Product Summary (Minh) 5. Market Analysis Summary (Minh) 6. Marketing Strategy (Tung) 7. Technology (Tuan) 8. Financial plan (Xuan) 8.1. Assumption(Xuan) 8.2. Start-up funding (Xuan) 8.3. Use of fund (Xuan) 8.4. Exit strategy (Tung) 8.5. Breakeven analysis (Xuan) 8.6. Sales forecast (Xuan) 8.7. Personnel plan (Xuan) 8.8. Projected profit and loss (Xuan) 8.9. Projected balance sheet (Xuan) 8.10. Projected cashflow (Xuan) 8.11. Business ratios (Xuan) 9. Appendix (Xuan) Statement of Confidentiality and Non-disclosure Executive Sumary Summary Babyzone JSC is a joint stock company
Azat Sakebaev EAP course Report on consumer Behaviour and its importance in the business world Acknowledgments The first thing I would like to say is that I am very grateful for this course work given by my tutor Charlotte Coope because I get acquainted and gained some very crucial information about my course at the university next year. I also would like to mention my tutor for the patience and understanding because it was not easy even to start this course work due do it wide and sometimes confusing direction of the aim given us. Even my classmates made a contribution because they encouraged me and made me staying positive and that is why I am very thankful to them. Eventually, I would like to thanks to my parents, who gave me this opportunity to study here and become independent and probably mature. It was a pleasure to know that you did such long way and achieved good results with hopefully good prospects. Also the marketing classes made a big impact on, especially Gavin Nattras, who was very creative, positive and very helpful with some wise advises. Brief summery Summarising this report I can highlight that big companies, today, are focusing and concentrating very much on consumer behaviour because it is a way to success in business. I explained detailed and hopefully clearly what exactly consumer behaviour is at all and what processes it has. Observing the way