CIMA Study Systems 2006: Management Accounting- Business by Neil Botten, Adrian Sims

By Neil Botten, Adrian Sims

The 2006 variation of CIMA's legit learn structures were up to date to mirror alterations within the syllabus. enterprise approach has been written by way of the examiners to completely replicate what may be validated within the examination. up to date to include legislative and syllabus adjustments, the 2006 examine platforms offer whole learn fabric for the may well and November 2006 checks. the recent variation keeps the preferred loose-leaf layout and comprises: * perform questions all through * entire revision part * subject summaries * suggested analyzing articles from a number of journals * pilot paper *The respectable examine structures are the one research fabrics counseled by way of CIMA * up-to-date by means of the examiner to mirror alterations within the syllabus * entire built-in package deal incorporating syllabus information, complete textual content, instructed articles, revision publications and vast query perform

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The actions of these competitors will affect prices, levels of sales, promotional expenditure and product specification. They are large and well funded and to a greater or lesser extent are trying to attract the same customers. g. Seat, Skoda, Hyundai, Daewoo, Kia and Proton). The wave of mergers and acquisitions (Renault/Nissan, Ford/Jaguar/Mazda/Volvo/LandRover, General Motors/Saab, Daimler-Benz/ Chrysler) and financial crises (Kia, Daewoo, BMW/Rover) increases the uncertainty in this market. 2.

5. Substitute technologies. These can reduce demand for the firm’s product or render it obsolete altogether. As demand declines, the industry becomes oversupplied which introduces pressure on prices as each struggles to survive. Within the car industry there has been clear switching between classes of car as motorists have reduced their demand for ‘hot hatchbacks’ and small saloons and embraced small sports cars, multi-purpose vehicles and estate cars. Some manufacturers were obviously wrong-footed by this trend to substitutes.

2 Environmental segmentation The environment may be thought of as all the factors outside of management control which can affect the performance of the business and the success of its strategies. Management frequently use models to help them make sense of the environment of their organisations. These models separate the mass of factors impacting on the firm into groups, or segments, to aid closer analysis. 1 incorporates two of the main models of environmental analysis required in the Management Accounting – Business Strategy syllabus: (a) The Five Forces Model (Porter, 1980):  rivalry among existing firms,  bargaining power of buyers,  bargaining power of suppliers,  threat of new entrants,  threat of substitute products or services.

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