Business & People Asad
De-industrialisations: The reduction of importance of the secondary sector of business activity in a country.
Dividend: A payment made to shareholders from the profits made by a private or public limited company.
Sole proprietor: One person who owns the business.
Horizontal integration: Merger or takeover of another business at the same stage of production in the same industry.
Vertical integrations: Merger or takeover of another business not at the same stage of production in the same industry.
Footloose: A business is able to locate anywhere it chooses.
Sleeping partner: A person who has invested capital in the business but who does not take an active part.
Globalisation: The worldwide interdependence of business activity.
Multinational company: A company with facilities in several different countries.
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Line of communication: The route a message travels between the sender and the receiver.
Line manager: This is the person who is directly responsible for other workers in the organisation.
Subordinates: The workers that a line manager is responsible for.
Span of control: The number of subordinates who report directly to the line manager.
Delegated: The process of giving a manager authority to a subordinate to make decisions for which that manager is responsible.
1. Sate and explain the objectives of most businesses.
Profit – Most businesses main target is to gain profit. This may be the only reason they have set up the business. Some businesses may want to maximise profits, which means they will try to make as much profit as possible. This may mean, however, that consumers feel they are not being treated well.
Growth – This is important to a business as it is seen as a way to raise profits. This is especially important to larger businesses such as public limited companies, which need the growth to pay increased dividends to their shareholders.
Survival – This objective is particularly important to a new business for the first few months. Just to keep going after first opening a business may be something of an achievement.
Providing a service – This is linked with profit. The better the service the more customers attracted hence more profit made.
2. Explain the difference between a plc and a ltd.
Public companies - Ownership rights (Shares) are traded on the stock exchange. Anyone can have part ownership of the company. Their accounts need to be audited and are of public information.
Private company - Ownership is usually just a few people. These are commonly smaller businesses. Their shares are not traded on the stock exchange. Their accounts don’t need to be audited and their financial statements are private.
3. Explain what happens at the secondary sector.
This sector generally takes the output of the primary sector and manufactures finished goods or where they are suitable for use by other businesses.