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……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…(D)Recommend TWO profitability strategies that management could use to improve itsprofitability in 2013.4………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
172012 HIGHER SCHOOL CERTIFICATE TRIAL EXAMINATIONBusiness StudiesSection III20 marksExamination Number: ____________Attempt Questions 25Allow about 35 minutes for this sectionAnswer the questions in the writing books provided.________________________________________________________________________In your answer you will be assessed on how well you:demonstrate knowledge and understanding relevant to the questionapply the hypothetical business situationcommunicate using relevant business terminology and conceptspresent a sustained, logical and cohesive response in the form of a business report_____________________________________________________________________Question 25(20 marks)‘Natal Sharks Electrical’ is a large domestic manufacturer of air-conditioners.The business has lost market share to cheaper imported products in recent years and hence themarketing and financial objectives of the business were not met.It is experiencing cash flowproblems due to excessive credit and an increasing accounts receivable turnover ratio.The management have investigated relocating part of its operations to cheaper labour costcountries in Asia and selling their products not only in Australia but also to the globalmarket.You have been employed as a consultant to prepare a report for ‘Natal Sharks Electrical’.In your report:Explain ONE legal and ONE economic influence on human resources in Australia whichlead to management considering relocating operations to Asia.Describe TWO global marketing strategies that ‘Natal Sharks Electrical’ could use.Analyse ONE cash flow management strategy and ONE working capital managementstrategy which could be used to improve the business’s financial position.
182012 HIGHER SCHOOL CERTIFICATE TRIAL EXAMINATIONBusiness StudiesSection IV20 marksExamination Number: ____________Attempt Questions 26Allow about 35 minutes for this sectionAnswer the questions in a SEPARATE writing booklet. Extra writing booklets are available.________________________________________________________________________In your answer you will be assessed on how well you:demonstrate knowledge and understanding relevant to the questionapply relevant business case study/studies and contemporary business issuescommunicate using relevant business terminology and conceptspresent a sustained, logical and cohesive response___________________________________________________________________________Question 26(20 marks)Explain how operations strategies can help a business sustain its competitive advantage and meetits financial objectives.
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