Business Studies Teaching Resources

Below is a list of case studies from Business Case Studies organised by Topic where we have teaching resources available. Choose your sub topic by clicking the arrowed links below your selected business studies topic heading.

External environment

Business cycle

  Managing firms throughout the business cycle

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Graph showing the stages of the business cycle - boom, recession and recovery. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Ethics

  Providing consumers with ethically sourced garments

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Spider diagram demonstrating Primark's commitment to acting ethically. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

External influences

  Intellectual property and the external environment

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SLEPT analysis chart identifying key external influences for the Intellectual Property Office. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Use of PEST analysis at UNISON

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Table outlining the political, social, environmental and economic factors in UNISON's external environment. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Managing external influences

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PESTEL analysis wheel identifying key external influences on First Group. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Using PEST analysis to identify external influences

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PEST diagram demonstrating LSC's responses to major external influences. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Feeding and fuelling the world through technology

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SLEPT analysis showing key external influences that Syngenta needs to take into account. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Government influence

  How HMRC collects tax revenue to support Government policy

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Chart showing the government influence surrounding paying tax Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Finance

Budgeting

  Planning a budget

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Cycle diagram outlining the process of setting and reviewing budgets including benefits and drawbacks. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Cash flow

  Controlling cash flow for business growth

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Demonstrates the process used to reach 'net cash flow' using a flow diagram supported with context of management accountants. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Investment appraisal

  Investment appraisal in action

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Shows investment appraisal in context at Syngenta, looking at payback, discounted cash flows and average rate return. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Marketing

Market research

  Using market research to relaunch a brand

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Flow chart illustrating the relationship and benefits of primary and secondary research. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Marketing mix

  Using sports marketing to engage with consumers

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Highlights how Kia's marketing strategy, marketing objectives and above and below the line promotional activity all focus on sports sponsorships. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Protecting the marketing mix through intellectual property rights

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Diagram highlighting the process of market research leading to the 4 Ps and the importance of protecting the product / idea. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Using the marketing mix in the fashion industry

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Chart exemplifying how use of the marketing mix drives Ben Sherman's marketing strategies and enhances its position in the market Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Marketing strategies

  Marketing strategy for growth

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Ansoff's matrix used to highlight the marketing strategies available to Wilkinson and which used for the student campaign. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Promotion

  Using promotion to campaign for public services

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Demonstrates the purpose of promotion in the context of UNISON, looking at business objectives, above and below the line activity and evaluation of the promotional activity. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Swot

  SWOT analysis and sustainable business planning

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Diagram outlining the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for IKEA. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  SWOT analysis in action

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SWOT diagram highlighting factors Skoda addressed in enhancing brand perception. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Operations

Business organisation

  The advantages of centralisation

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Chart showing the benefits and drawbacks of centralisation and decentralisation. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Customer service

  Delivering a superior customer experience

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This bright and easy-to-digest A3 ePoster is a useful addition to any classroom, but it’s also a great revision tool for your bedroom wall. The poster is an engaging resource that explores TNT’s ‘sure we can’ slogan and how it impacts and drives the business. By stripping the curriculum down to key points supported by TNT, you get a learning resource that is going to help you achieve. You can download and print your poster as soon as your order has been processed, so there’s no waiting around for delivery. – £3.49

  Developing competitive advantage through customer service

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Outlines the key components of customer service at Morrisons and the benefits that these bring to the company in a spider diagram. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Customer service as a strategy

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The 'What, Why, Who and How' of customer service at Parcelforce Worldwide. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  The importance of customer service at Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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Chart showing what customer satisfaction is, benefits, impacts and how it can be measured Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Health & safety

  Investing in safety

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Chart showing the Health and Safety process and benefits at First Group. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Lean production

  Achieving sustainability through lean production

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This eye-opening A3 ePoster explores lean production at Nestlé, using an easy-to-digest diagram to put across key points from its case study that helps support the curriculum. The poster is a helpful addition to any business studies classroom, but it’s also a great tool to stick up on your wall to help you revise. There’s no need to be waiting around for a delivery, as soon as your order has been processed, you can download and print out your poster. – £3.49

  Becoming a lean service organisation

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Diagram showing the elements of lean production including JIT, QA and TQM. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

New product development

  New technology development in the primary sector

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Chart outlining product development from generating ideas, planning, research, development, testing and implementation. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Using innovation to create competitive advantage

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Flow chart showing how the research 'funnel' delivers innovative new products. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Research and development

  Product design through research and development

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Flow chart showing the stages of product design from research and development through to launch. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Supply chain

  Creating shared value in the supply chain

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This A3 ePoster is an open and engaging resource that works just as well on your bedroom wall as it does in the classroom. By breaking down core aspects of the curriculum and presenting it in digestible charts and diagrams, you’re able to revise in a fraction of the time. This poster displays a flow-diagram looking at what’s involved in creating shared value. There’s no need to wait for a delivery, as soon as you buy the poster you can download it, print it out and stick it up. – £3.49

  Building a sustainable supply chain

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Flow diagram highlighting the key elements of the IKEA sustainable supply chain. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

People

Communications

  Communicating with stakeholders

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Shows the communications model (sender, message, format, channel, receiver) giving examples in context of Bernard Matthews for each. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Developing people

  Training and development at NDA

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Pyramid diagram showing the stages of education and how training and development are an important part of NDA's HR strategy. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  How training and development supports business growth

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Chart showing the importance of workforce planning, training and devlopment. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Diversity

  Using diversity and inclusion to provide better service

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This A3 ePoster is a bright and engaging resource; it’s a great addition to any classroom, or a useful revision tool on your bedroom wall. The poster displays key points of Tesco’s diversity strategy, making sure you only get what you need with none of the nonsense. The poster helps ensure you learn the curriculum in a way that’s supported by top businesses in an easy-to-digest format. As soon as your order is processed, you can download and print your poster, so there’s no waiting around for delivery. – £3.49

  Competitive advantage through diversity

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Shows how Tarmac's mission supports its diversity and inclusion HR strategy, demonstrating how appraisals and motivation are important factors in the HR strategy. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Positive about disability

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Flow chart outlining key disability legislation and the importance of inclusion. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Managing change

  Developing the skills for managing change

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This A3 CMI ePoster is a bright and open learning resource that’s great on the classroom wall, or you can print it out and put it up in your bedroom. It breaks down core aspects of the curriculum into easy-to-digest bullet points and diagrams, offering an insight into business and the curriculum. This poster displays a flow-diagram exploring the process of change. There’s no waiting involved, as soon as you buy the poster you can download and print it out. – £3.49

Motivation

  Motivational theory in practice at Tesco

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Funnel diagram showing the different motivational theory and the benefits. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Developing a motivated workforce

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Funnel diagram showing the different motivational theory and the benefits of each. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Changing working patterns

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'Wheel' explaining the different categories of flexible working patterns at Lloyds TSB and the benefits to company and individuals. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Motivating through Total Reward

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Maslow's hierarchy of needs Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Organising people

  Developing responsiveness through organisational structure

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This bright and engaging A3 ePoster works well in any classroom, but it’s also a great revision tool for your bedroom wall. The poster looks at organisational structure at Unison, using easy-to-read bullet points to make sure you get all you need with none of the nonsense. You can download and print your poster as soon as your order has been processed, so there’s no waiting around for delivery. – £3.49

  Developing appropriate leadership styles

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Outlines the three main leadership styles (autocratic, democratic, laissez faire) and the key pros and cons of each. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Using teamwork to build a better workplace

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Outlines Henri Fayol's 5 functions of management in a flow chart. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  The importance of effective management

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Outlines the difference between managers and leaders and links the different leadership styles to theory X and Y managers. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Meeting business needs through workforce planning

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Flow chart demonstrating the link between workforce planning, recruitment, selection and development. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Developing a Human Resource strategy

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Spider diagram highlighting the key issues relating to Tarmac's HR strategy - covers workforce planning, recruitment and selection and employee engagement. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Management styles in the oil and gas industry

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Chart showing Henri Fayol's roles of a manager and how this relates to the different leadership styles - linking these to specific roles in the oil and gas industry. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Developing an effective organisational structure

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Chart outlining skills and competencies required in a matrix organisational structure. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Using a range of management styles to lead a business

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Diagram illustrating the variation of managemtn styles shown ont he Tannenbaum/Schmidt continuum. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Protecting people

  Negotiation and representation at work

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Chart outlining the role of UNISON and explaining collective bargaining and UNISON's work with public sector apprenticeships. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Recruitment and selection

  Recruitment and selection at Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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Flow chart showing the recruitment, selection and training process at Enterprise. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Recruitment and selection

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Flow chart showing how key aspects of recruitment and selection at Tesco fits together. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Roles and responsibilities

  Roles & responsibilities

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Demonstrates how workforce planning, training and development are vital in the oil and gas industry. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  How roles and functions contribute to organisational performance

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Organisational map showing the functions and business units of Tarmac and the role of employees within these functions. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Roles and responsibilities within an organisational structure

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Diagram highlighting the different types of organisational structure and the skills and competencies required. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Developing people through decision-making

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Pyramid diagram showing the different types of decision making such as strategic, tactical and operational. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Strategy

Aims and objectives

  Driving forward environmental aims and objectives

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Flow chart demonstrating relationship between aims, SMART objectives, strategy and tactics for UNISON's environmental campaign. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Business strategy

  Vision, values and business strategies

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This bright and engaging A3 ePoster looks at how Tesco takes its visions and values and creates strategies to help grow the business in a variety of ways. The poster uses an easy-to-digest diagram, highlighting key points from Tesco’s case study which support the curriculum and help you achieve. As soon as your order has been processed, you can download and print your poster, so there’s no waiting around for delivery. – £3.49

Decision making

  Improving strategic decision making

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Cycle diagram showing the process of decision making for management accountants including strategic, operational and tactical decisions. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Managing risk through effective team-based decision making

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Flow diagram illustrating relationships between key roles and levels of responsibility. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Financial information in decision making

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Column structure comparing responsibilities of Financial Accountants against Management Accountants. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Enterprise

  Enterprise in the fast lane

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Entrepreneurship diagram looking at risk taking and innovation. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Intellectual property rights and entrepreneurship

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Growth

  Growing a company by international aquisition

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Column structure comparing features and benefits of organic versus inorganic growth. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Mission

  Delivering the mission statement

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Flow chart showing how a mission statement links to aims, objectives, strategy and outcomes. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Sectors of industry

  Sectors of industry

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Chart outlining the three sectors of industry (primary, secondary and tertiary) with examples of typical roles and skills required. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Strategic planning

  Delivering a business strategy

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Demonstrates the relationship between TNT's strategy, mission, values and aims and objectives. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Vision

  Values into vision

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This A3 ePoster is an open and engaging learning tool, one that can be used in the classroom, or pinned to your bedroom wall. The poster explores how Syngenta’s values determine direction and focus, presented in an easy-to-understand diagram, making sure you have all you need to know it the most digestible format. There’s no need to wait around for the poster, as soon as your order has been processed you can download and print it off. – £3.49

Stakeholders

  Stakeholders as partners

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Shows BT's key stakeholders and the role that each stakeholder plays in the context of BT. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Engaging with stakeholders

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Highlights Primark's key external stakeholders in a spider diagram. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Stakeholders in recycling and re-use

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Spider diagram highlighting key stakeholders and their impacts. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  The role of stakeholders

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Wheel showing key external influential stakeholders Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Meeting responsibilities to stakeholders

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Spider diagram highlighting key stakeholders and their impacts. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49