PESTL Environment

GLOBALIZATION is characterized by networks of international linkages that bind countries, institutions, and people, in an interdependent economy (Deresky, 2017). INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT is the process of developing strategies, designing and operating systems, and working with people around the world to ensure sustained competitive advantage (Deresky, 2017).

The global Political, Economic, Sociocultural, Legal, and Technological, environment impacts leadership and management’s perspectives and decision-making. Risks must be carefully evaluated prior to decision-making for entry into markets or creation/revision of organizational strategies.

Instructions: Please post your initial post (by 9/18), which should include no less than 120 words that are well informed, well written, and in-text cited (APA 7) as necessary. Your substantive response to 2 classmates (due by 9/20) should be no less than 60 words. Please include statistics and cite your scholarly source(s) within the paragraph(s). Include an APA 7 Reference section at the end of document. The textbook and lecture notes provide foundation and are obviously a creditable source. However, consider the textbook as foundation and do not limit your responses to only the textbook. Consider (but do not be limited to) the following sources — the Financial Times, The Economist, Wall Street Journal, East Asia Economic Forum, Global Times, Bloomberg News, Goldman Sachs podcasts, BBC News, Indian Economy, Harvard Business Review. (HINT – Professor appreciates a basic definition of terms — two sentences from the e-textbook (Deresky, 2017) is suitable.

Please discuss and substantiate the following:

1. Define and explain the risks involved in the global political, economic, sociocultural, legal, and technological environments? There are several risks. List and explain 3 risks for each of the 5 environments. In your discussion, provide EXAMPLES attached to the chosen risks.

2. Specifically, what can managers/leaders do to manage/mitigate the risks you have chosen?