EzyBusiness Weekly 5 - 3rd May
The Weekly 5 returns after the Easter Break and what an edition we have in store for you this week! If anyone is unfamiliar with this regular feature it aims to provide you with a short summary of some of the most significant and interesting stories of the week in business and industry. This helps keep you up to date with the news, whilst at the same time provide you with examples of business theories in action in the real world.
This week's top 5 Business stories, as chosen by our EzyBusiness team:
Boeing Uncertainty - Boeing released their first set of company results since the most recent fleet of planes were grounded, we assess the financial and reputational implications of this episode for the company.
Guardian's Profit Recovery - The Guardian newspaper returned to profitability in the most recent financial year, we discuss how the newspaper has managed to achieve this strategic turnaround.
Sports Sponsorship - Global sports sponsorship deals are estimated to reach a potential value of £35bn in 2019, we discuss why firms sponsor sports teams for significant amounts of money.
Sainsbury's/Asda Merger - The proposed merger between Sainsbury's and Asda has been blocked by the competition authorities, we discuss why this merger has been blocked and relate this to Porter's Five Forces Model.
Starbucks HR Perks - The global coffee chain have extended their online degrees programme to employees in the UK, we analyse why companies offer such HR policies to their employees.
For each topic, we have designed a question to help your students use the skills they have developed in class and apply them to real-world situations.
Stay tuned for further editions of the Weekly 5 released on Friday's during term time!