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This is a problem-based learning (PBL) resource. Its aim is to provide you with realistic scenarios and problems from the business world. As you work through the material you will draw on your own knowledge and experience while developing information gathering, critical thinking and problem solving skills that will benefit you in the workplace.

This PBL is based on a case study of Sony, it will help you understand how issues of public concern affect an organisation and industry.


  • Title: Issues of Public Concern that affect an Organisation and Industry
  • Qualification: Business Administration
  • Level: 2
  • Time required: 3 to 5 hours
  • Learning objectives addressed: Understand what effect issues have on an organisation


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This resource was created as part of Jisc funded project to create problem based learning resources for Business Administration level 2. These online resources will be designed to provide engaging practical application of theoretical concepts and legislative requirements, in a variety of work and study contexts.

The resources were written by staff from Business Administration tutors from Hopwood Hall College, and were developed by staff from the Educational Development Unit at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

The materials have been released under a Creative Commons Attribution licence to encourage wider use and sharing.

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