Case Study of J D Wetherspoon Plc Essay

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Case study of J D Wetherspoon plc


I. Introduction 2
II. Discussions 2 1. Section 1: External environment 2 1.1 SPELT analysis 2 1.2 SWOT analysis 5 1.3 How to conduct a SWOT analysis used by J D Wetherspoon plc 7 2. Section 2: Organisational culture 8 2.1 Organsation culture “taken for granted assumptions” and “shared values” 8 2.2 J D Wetherspoon’s type of culture 9 2.3 Relationship between organisational culture and organisational 9 2.4 Management approach in J D Wetherspoon 10 3. Section 3: Business strategy 10 3.1 Strategies adopted by organisation 10 3.2 Benefits J D Wetherspoon gained from strategy 11 3.3 Different strategies
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ii. Consumer proection

The legislation which has caused extreme hardship for publicans and their staff has really amounted to little more than a public relations stunt. For example, police officers have been required to recruit 15 and 16-year-olds in schools and they are paid to go to pubs, under police supervision, to try and buy drinks. This sort of "entrapment" is prohibited in most areas of the law, but has been zealously pursued against licensed premises.

2 SWOT analysis

a) Strengths

i. Fast speed of development

The strengths of J D Wetherspoon are that the speed of their development is very fast. They occupy a large part of UK’s pub market. In 2000, it acquired the Lloyds pub chain consisting of 10 pubs. It opened over 90 new pubs and over 50% of the finnalce for the new developments came from cash generated by the business. The overall result has been an increase in the numbe of pubs.

ii. Different outlets for different customers Lloyds Number One brand have a different menu to J D Wetherspoon pubs and, in contrast to them, are music base outlets with a much stronger entertainment element. J D Wetherspoon pubs have been re-branded as Lloyds No1 Bars, which became a entertainment mogul in London after renamed.

b) Weaknesses

i. Manager delay the development

The weaknesses of J D Wetherspoon in the 21st century is the managers

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