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Unit 6 External Influences and Objectives and Strategy

The business cycle and growth
Interest rates
Exchange rates
Analysing the effects of economic variables
labour market
International competitiveness
Measuring competitiveness
The European Union and other overseas opportunities
What is the European Union and other trading blocs 
The Euro
Government policies affecting business
Social responsibilities 
Business ethics 
Environmental pressures and opportunities
Political change 
Pressure group activity.
Social auditing
Financing growth 
Management re-organisation during growth
Problems of transition in size 
Change in ownership 
Mission and organizational culture
Decision-making to achieve objectives
Decision trees.
Corporate plan 
Contingency planning



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