Shelves: books-i-own , business-finance , cheap-books , e-book , non-fiction , dnf Okay Yet Simms seemed to be more concerned about painting a picture of an individual supermarket heralding the start of some Orwellian future - brimming with data breaches, informational control and mind-games - whilst completely bypassing many of the positive elements which larger businesses can bring. True, large businesses can have a detrimental impact on community enterprises. True, we are witnessing a fall in the number of independent pharmacists, doctors, bakeries, etc. And, true, Tescos among supermarket structures is going to continue to try to expand into several different areas of business to strengthen their hold on the market.
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And this identification, he finds, is shared by both Kurdish and Turkish communities as well as by those with religious and non-religious beliefs. The book provides detailed insights into these migrant experiences, while also considering the theoretical explanations. It is a really welcome contribution for everyone concerned with the problems and challenges of integration and of identify today.
It is to be welcomed that the study spans macro and micro levels. Also to be welcomed is that it eschews the idea that identity and culture is fixed and unchanging, providing some fascinating and important examples to the contrary, and that it moves beyond essentially culturalist approaches to entrepreneurship and even more so, mainstream individualist ones.
Having relatively limited education and knowledge in the English language together with discrimination in the mainstream labor made the transition attractive. However, competition is fierce and authorities hardly supportive.
To stay in business owners, their family members and hired co-ethnics have to engage in long working hours leading to social isolation. Most business owners are men and relations within the family are patriarchal. I found this scholarly and well written book a valuable and welcomed contribution to the literature on how ethnic minorities in rich countries make their living.
Tescopoly (eBook, ePUB)
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Taking on Tesco
Tesco, he recalls, was the "most vigorous" in its response, pledging to address criticisms about poor pay and conditions. The result is Tescopoly. It controls a third of the UK grocery market and has enough land and assets in the UK to further double in size. Under the guise of creating employment, choice and low prices, he aims to show that the reality is that they are destroying jobs, diversity and the social glue that holds communities together. People have taken on trust their promises about jobs and choice, but one of the reasons they are so profitable is that, pound for pound of consumer spending, they employ fewer people. When you see a Tesco Extra hypermarket on the edge of town what you are seeing is the surgical removal of the economic underpinning of neighbourhood and communities, to a sort of sanitised, laboratory environment, physically removed from the body. The book is littered with them.
Tescopoly by Andrew Simms
I read this book as an introduction to economics as it revolved around something I was already so familiar with — supermarkets! When applying for university, it is easy to get drawn into complex subject books which you may struggle to grasp, all in order to make your personal statement stand out from the crowd. An argument which arises from this discussion is whether the government should be able to intervene in the growth of business in a capitalist society, or whether that constitutes a restriction to our political freedoms. The paradoxes in language and tone really drew me into this book. I felt that instead of being weighed down with extensive facts, I would be showered with relevant information conveyed in a humorous and therefore much more interesting way! I first picked up this book in the summer after my GCSE exams and I would recommend it to anyone who has even a remote interest in economics or politics!