Usually, customers do not constitute a homogeneous group they may be individuals, business enterprises, institutions and government. Factors like falling stocks, lack of dividends, below par quality, employee lay-offs, bankruptcy, etc. The micro environment of the business is usually affected by the following factors. Governments worldwide also greatly impact of the economy by making laws, having taxes and controlling the flow of money etc. One of the most important microeconomic concepts that Emmanuelle must factor into her business decision is the supply and demand for residential dwellings, such as single and multifamily housing units, potential home owners and potential tenants. For example, when we buy a pizza, the first few slices give us immense satisfaction. Such is, when we purchase a pizza, the first few pieces give us great satisfaction.
The export showed a positive sign of growth. The application of modern technology in industry, it is now felt, leads to rapid economic growth at a huge social cost of deterioration of the physical environment around us, i. As a business owner, you should look at ways to harness technological potential to identify and service new and emerging markets. I thought this could be a good example of how e-commerce business is being affected by competition. Example In most economic environments, when prices go up, the total revenue generated has a high chance to go down because there might be a decrease in demand.
This has increased the costs for firms who are committed to pension payments for their employees because their staff are living longer. Of course, if taxes, interest rates and inflation are low, the business environment is safer for a new business. The manufacturing units and factories, for instance, will not be suitably located in the hilly regions for difficulties in transport, unless raw materials availability or suitable climatic conditions justify its location in that region. These forces are customer, creditors, competitors, government, socio-cultural organisations, political parties national and international organisations etc. Lesson Summary Let's review what we've learned.
Geography also effects weather and weather has an effect on the internet from a technological point of view. In other words, one can say that behaviour and attitude actually reflect the prevailing norms within a society or an organisation. Suppliers are the arteries pumping vital supplies and resources to you for production. Technological Factors The only thing permanent about technology is change. These laws protect them against unfair discrimination at work and when applying for jobs. Also, the availability of raw materials like minerals and other products in a particular geographical region affects locational decisions of a business.
Therefore, only a few of these well-educated citizens are willing to work at low paying jobs such as janitors and farm workers The Immigration Debate. For example, corporations, limited partnerships, partnerships, limited liability partnerships, limited liability limited partnerships and limited liability companies all of which have different legal status and issues. Raising cattle in the grasslands of Alberta is also part our Canadian sociocultural environment. Smaller organizations may find it difficult to survive in recession due to lack of financial funds or availability of loans. This led to a decrease in the supply of sugar, which in turn resulted in a steep rise in the sugar prices. Technological factors Technology makes the business simple, each day brings new technology and old ones become obsolete. But, its entry was allowed under the New Industrial policy of 1991.
Interest Rates A rate that is charged or paid for the use of money. Result: the grocery stores are selling less plain white bread and the fast-food places are selling less sandwiches as they switch menu items. Technological environment Political factors Business growth depends on the political environmental factors. Environmentalism has now sprung up. Because the interest rate is higher, then people get more for their money if they choose to save. Many economic factors act as external constraints on your business, which means that you have little, if any, control over them. It is always better to have customers from various groups and regions, it maximizes the scope of business.
Recession — An economic recession of whatever scale has the potential to change the purchasing attitude of customers, which might force companies to drop their prices or clear smaller volumes. Business, therefore, should have all the information required and study the impact of these factors on the business. Canadian exporters are at a disadvantage when the distance to the customer is farther than another source in Australia or New Zealand. Customers Customers are the most important element of the micro environment. The ability of a company to be competitive also includes access to high speed communications - some parts of the world have highly developed fiber optic cables, other parts don't even have land lines for phones.
The business sector has to maintain a sound and steady interaction with other sectors of the economy viz. In the present world, government intervention in business activity is a hard fact. Because it is colder in Canada, you have to feed the cattle more grain because these animals burn more calories in colder weather. Monetary policy also showed same new elements such as deregulation of interest rates, reduction of interest to make a conducive atmosphere of growth of industry and higher productivity. All businesses want to maximize on their profits.
These people are not easily converted into website designers or other new millennium workers and it would be heartless to expect them to make such a sacrifice. Environmental Factors The environment can have a direct and indirect affect on how a business operates. The positive or negative nature, level of family-friendliness, effectiveness of communication and value of employees are cultural implications that result from leadership approaches. The Bank of England needs to increase interest rates in order to reduce inflation. Economic systems are aggregation of various strategies which determine a coordinated structure suitable for a particular country. I thought this was an interesting article that I sent to her too. Whether you operate in a concentrated industry with a few major competitors or a large industry with many competitors, you need to know the competition.