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UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS General Certificate of Education Advanced Subsidiary Level and Advanced Level

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May/June 2007 1 hour 15 minutes Additional Materials: Answer Booklet/Paper

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BUSINESS STUDIES Paper 1 Short Answer and Essay


READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST If you have been given an Answer Booklet, follow the instructions on the front cover of the Booklet. Write your Centre number, candidate number and name on all the work you hand in. Write in dark blue or black pen. Do not use staples, paper clips, highlighters, glue or correction fluid. Section A Answer all questions. Section B Answer one question. You are advised to spend no more than 35 minutes on Section A. At the end of the examination, fasten all your work securely together. The number of marks is given in brackets [ ] at the end of each question or part question.

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2 Section A (Short Answer) Answer all questions. 1 (a) Explain one objective of a public sector organisation in your country. (b) Briefly outline the main features of a ‘public limited company’. 2 [2] [3]

(a) State the formula for an accounting ratio that might be used to measure the profitability of a business. [2] (b) Explain two factors that might affect the profitability of a business. [3]


Briefly explain two ways in which a manufacturer of tinned foods might find break-even analysis useful. [5] (a) Distinguish between the mean and the median. [2]


(b) Briefly describe one business situation in which the median might be a more useful measure than the mean. [3] Section B (Essay) Answer one question only. 5 (a) Outline the main factors which a manager of a large hotel might consider when carrying out manpower planning. [8] (b) Discuss the extent to which the hotel manager might improve workers’ motivation by re-designing their jobs....
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