Written at a level appropriate for a BTEC Higher National core module, each of the workbooks is directly linked to the new learning outcomes of the fully revised BTEC syllabus providing the definitive and authoritative coverage for students. The material has been designed to permit a paced progression through each module allowing for the individual learning style of each student, and delivering approximately 80 hours of fully supported learning. Case studies are built into the workbooks.
Part I: The National Economic Context:.
1: The UK labour force.
2: The UK economic system.
3: The financial sector.
4: Economic policy.
5: Industrial policy.
Part II: Environmental Factors Affecting Business Activities:.
1: Social stratification.
2: Social welfare and state policy.
3: Technology and society.
4: The political process.
Part III: Business Firms in Markets:.
1: The competitive environment.
2: The legal regulation of business.
3: Regulatory agencies.
Part IV: Resources:.
1. ′Samsung plans #450 m UK plant′.
2. ′Fresh ferment for the brewers′.
3. ′The price police – the sleuthing skills of the EU′s competition division′.