Sweet Papaya Case Study

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AS GCE APPLIED BUSINESS
Case Study Information: Sweet Papaya

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Contents
Stake Holders
Volunteers:
Cooperatives
Definition:
How to identify:
Types of cooperatives:
Sweet Papaya as a CoOp
PESTLE
Exam Questions
Sweet Papaya Quiz
Sweet Papaya Practice Questions
Stake Holders
Sweet Papaya has multiple stakeholders in separate categories:
Volunteers:
Roger Fries ­ He is in the second year of University at St Martin's, and is the other main
manager of the cooperative.…read more

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How to identify:
They can be identified by the following features:
A company owned by at least 2 members
Shares are sold privately to members
Members have limited liability
Each member has one vote
Profits belong to the members and are shared equally
The value of shares does not change
Types of cooperatives:
Worker Coops
Workers invest equal amounts of money, the decision making is shared and also profits are
shared between all the members.…read more

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Members have limited liability this is helpful The value of the share decreases in value,
especially for the two people who started so people are less likely to get involved when
Sweet Papaya the shares drop so suddenly
Members are likely to work hard, since they More members means profits have to be
get to share the profit more profit more shared with more people linking to more
money for students people joining to cooperative
Buying in bulk reduces costs, which is Will take a…read more

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Using a SWOT analysis, evaluate Sweet Papaya's decision to expand its
product range. (12 marks)
Strengths: Trends are constantly changing and this is a big advantage for Sweet Papaya as
they can change their opinion so Sweet Papaya are flexible with what they can sell.
Weaknesses:
Opportunities: Can increase their customer base as they may want more products than what
they currently sell
Threats: There could be more problems with finance and keeping orders if they haven't
improved their current situation with order forms.…read more

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Another impact is the change in social views if more people join the idea of healthy
eating, then it's more likely that the business will start gaining more customers and so
they may become more busy and more problems to happen such as losing order
forms.
2. List and explain 4 different types of technology that Sweet Papaya could use to help
streamline its running of the business.…read more

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