Strategic Management:

Strategy Formulation

Business Environment

A Combination of Political, Economic, Social, and Technological (PEST) Forces

By: Vadim Kotelnikov

Founder, Ten3 Business e-Coach Inspiration and Innovation Unlimited!

 Author of the Smart & Fast mini-course "Strategic Management"



"The business world is an extension of the kindergarten sand box but with quick sand."   Richard F Stiegele, banker  



Business Environment Business Ecosystem Strategic Landscape Business Designs Enterprise Business Process Management BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT: External and Internal Domains in and around your company

PEST Analysis

Politics / legislation

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5 Strategic Questions

You Should Ask to Understand Where Your Business Is Going

By: Jack Welch

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Structuring a Strategic Alliance

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Business Environment Defined

Business environment is a set of political, economic, social and technological (PEST) forces that are largely outside the control and influence of a business, and that can potentially have both a positive and a negative impact on the business.1


PEST Analysis

Today's world is a rapidly changing place. Developments across a range of factors will have an impact on your business or industry. The classic PEST framework (political, economic, social, technological)  identifies four major categories of  external factors that affect the ability of your organization to survive and prosper.

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Strategy Formulation

Strategy formulation is the process of determining appropriate courses of action for achieving organizational objectives and thereby accomplishing organizational purpose... More

Corporate Strategy: 2 Logics

What is Your Competitive Strategy?

Competitive strategy means deliberately choosing a different set of activities to deliver a unique and superior mix of value to the customer. These activities are the basis of your competitive advantage... More

SWOT Analysis: Questions To Answer


The Tao of Business Success

3 Market Leadership Strategies

The market leader is dominant in its industry and has substantial market share. If you want to lead the market, you must be the industry leader in developing new business models and new products or services. You must be on the cutting edge of new technologies and innovative business processes. Your customer value proposition must offer a superior solution to a customers' problem, and your product must be well differentiated... More

3 Strategies of Market Leaders

Creating a Culture for Innovation

By viewing corporate culture as the result of various explicit and implicit decisions, actions and events that have transpired over time, it becomes possible to identify the factors that shape and drive culture.

Inspiring Culture: 5 Elements

The following model suggests that culture results from the ongoing interplay between several variables including:

  • The external environment emerging trends, competition, customer, technology, environmental, regulatory and other factors that influence the organization from the outside... More


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