The Costs of Support Activities: The Neglected Costs

  • Paul R. Ferguson
  • Glenys J. Ferguson
  • R. Rothschild
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Part of the Macmillan Texts in Economics book series

Abstract

Laura Ashley, the UK-based retailer of clothing and furnishings, operates over 500 shops in around 30 countries and also sells through mail order. In the late 1980s the firm found itself operating at a loss. Steps were taken to reduce operations costs by closing several factories and attention was given to improving the cost-effectiveness of the other areas of the firm that supported operations activities.

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© Paul R. Ferguson, Glenys J. Ferguson and R. Rothschild 1993

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  • Paul R. Ferguson
  • Glenys J. Ferguson
  • R. Rothschild

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