How General Environment Affects Organizations

2493 Words Oct 30th, 2008 10 Pages
In this essay, I will make an abstract of the definition about “General environment”. With examples behind to support my points in defining “General environment”. Moreover, I will list out the challenges provided by several types of general environment factors that make difficulties to managers. I will choose an organization (Cathay Pacific) to be an example to describe the elements that may exist in its general environment. Of course, related references will be provided to backup the points.

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This assignment aims to define “General environment”. Also to point out the challenges that “General environment” provides for managers. And then, choose an organization as I selected Cathay Pacific, to
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In Europe, for example, they have entered into cooperative agreements with local companies, conducted research with local partners, and worked with local governments on legal matters (Schermerhorn, 2008). Political and legal conditions are the prevailing philosophy and objectives of the political party or parties running the government, as well as laws and government regulations. In other words, political and legal conditions include federal, state, and local government regulations and political activities designed to influence company behavior. Let’s take the U.S political system as an example, the U.S political system encourages capitalism, and the government tries not to overregulate business (hongkong follow this way as well). On the other hand, government laws do specify rules of the game. The Federal government influences organizations through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), fair trade practices, libel statutes allowing lawsuits against business, consumer protection legislation, product safety requirements, import and export restrictions, and information and labeling requirements. The Federal Communications Commission, which regulates broadcast television to limit potentially offensive material, has been striving to extend its regulatory authority to the cable networks (Richard, 2008). In respect to the technological environment, it includes
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