These factors affect change in business culture and leadership.
Government wants some control over business, to achieve its economic objectives, using a range of policies, regulations and laws.
Encourage growth and stability- creates more opportunity for business. Achieve low inflation (2%) for greater price stability so easier to compete with rivals at home and abroad. Low unemployment- higher consumer spending, better demand and growth. Strong current account balance- more income than expenditure to avoid national debt. Stable exchange rate- easier to forecast.
- Exchange rate policy- how are they set? Floating/fixed?
- Taxation- Indirect/direct. More tax=less profits. VAT (rises= higher prices, therefore reduced demand for the same goods and services), Excise Duty, Income Tax, Corporation Tax. All these affect business strategy e.g. Pringles
- Deregulation- removing legal barriers to entering industry, more efficiency, lower prices therefore better economy.
- Protectionism- restricting levels of imports from non EU…