Business Studies Theory by Topic

- External environment

Below is a list of business studies theory articles relating to the External environment section of Business Case Studies. Choose your sub topic from the list of arrowed links below the External environment heading to find all theoretical explanations.

External environment revision theory

Business and the environment

Business in the community

This page aims to help you understand the theory of business in the community at GCSE and A-Level.

The Business Cycle

This page aims to help you understand the theory of the business cycle at GCSE and A-Level.

Reasons for regulating business activity

This page aims to help you understand the theory of reasons for regulating business activity at GCSE and A-Level.

Protecting the customer

This page aims to help you understand the theory of protecting the customer at GCSE and A-Level.

Marketing and the law

This page aims to help you understand the theory of marketing and the law at GCSE and A-Level.

Legal protection for customers

This page aims to help you understand the theory of legal protection for customers at GCSE and A-Level.

Consumer protection

This page aims to help you understand the theory of consumer protection at GCSE and A-Level.

Responding to social responsibilities and ethics

This page aims to help you understand the theory of responding to social responsibilities and ethics at GCSE and A-Level.

Planned, market and mixed economies

This page aims to help you understand the theory of planned, market and mixed economies at GCSE and A-Level.

Exchange rates

This page aims to help you understand the theory of exchange rates at GCSE and A-Level.

Growth

This page aims to help you understand the theory of growth at GCSE and A-Level.

Inflation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of inflation at GCSE and A-Level.

Economic conditions

This page aims to help you understand the theory of economic conditions at GCSE and A-Level.

Ethics

This page aims to help you understand the theory of ethics at GCSE and A-Level.

SLEPT analysis

This page aims to help you understand the theory of slept analysis at GCSE and A-Level.

The external environment

This page aims to help you understand the theory of the external environment at GCSE and A-Level.

Environmental constraints

This page aims to help you understand the theory of environmental constraints at GCSE and A-Level.

Social and other opportunities and constraints

This page aims to help you understand the theory of social and other opportunities and constraints at GCSE and A-Level.

Unemployment

This page aims to help you understand the theory of unemployment at GCSE and A-Level.

Economic environment and change

This page aims to help you understand the theory of economic environment and change at GCSE and A-Level.

External influences

This page aims to help you understand the theory of external influences at GCSE and A-Level.

Influences on businesses

This page aims to help you understand the theory of influences on businesses at GCSE and A-Level.

PEST analysis

This page aims to help you understand the theory of pest analysis at GCSE and A-Level.

Globalisation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of globalisation at GCSE and A-Level.

How businesses are affected by government policy

This page aims to help you understand the theory of how businesses are affected by government policy at GCSE and A-Level.

Legislation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of legislation at GCSE and A-Level.

Government and EU influences on business activity

This page aims to help you understand the theory of government and eu influences on business activity at GCSE and A-Level.

Multinational business

This page aims to help you understand the theory of multinational business at GCSE and A-Level.

How businesses are affected by international competitors

This page aims to help you understand the theory of how businesses are affected by international competitors at GCSE and A-Level.

International trade

This page aims to help you understand the theory of international trade at GCSE and A-Level.

International issues

This page aims to help you understand the theory of international issues at GCSE and A-Level.

Business cycle

Business in the community

This page aims to help you understand the theory of business in the community at GCSE and A-Level.

The Business Cycle

This page aims to help you understand the theory of the business cycle at GCSE and A-Level.

Reasons for regulating business activity

This page aims to help you understand the theory of reasons for regulating business activity at GCSE and A-Level.

Protecting the customer

This page aims to help you understand the theory of protecting the customer at GCSE and A-Level.

Marketing and the law

This page aims to help you understand the theory of marketing and the law at GCSE and A-Level.

Legal protection for customers

This page aims to help you understand the theory of legal protection for customers at GCSE and A-Level.

Consumer protection

This page aims to help you understand the theory of consumer protection at GCSE and A-Level.

Responding to social responsibilities and ethics

This page aims to help you understand the theory of responding to social responsibilities and ethics at GCSE and A-Level.

Planned, market and mixed economies

This page aims to help you understand the theory of planned, market and mixed economies at GCSE and A-Level.

Exchange rates

This page aims to help you understand the theory of exchange rates at GCSE and A-Level.

Growth

This page aims to help you understand the theory of growth at GCSE and A-Level.

Inflation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of inflation at GCSE and A-Level.

Economic conditions

This page aims to help you understand the theory of economic conditions at GCSE and A-Level.

Ethics

This page aims to help you understand the theory of ethics at GCSE and A-Level.

SLEPT analysis

This page aims to help you understand the theory of slept analysis at GCSE and A-Level.

The external environment

This page aims to help you understand the theory of the external environment at GCSE and A-Level.

Environmental constraints

This page aims to help you understand the theory of environmental constraints at GCSE and A-Level.

Social and other opportunities and constraints

This page aims to help you understand the theory of social and other opportunities and constraints at GCSE and A-Level.

Unemployment

This page aims to help you understand the theory of unemployment at GCSE and A-Level.

Economic environment and change

This page aims to help you understand the theory of economic environment and change at GCSE and A-Level.

External influences

This page aims to help you understand the theory of external influences at GCSE and A-Level.

Influences on businesses

This page aims to help you understand the theory of influences on businesses at GCSE and A-Level.

PEST analysis

This page aims to help you understand the theory of pest analysis at GCSE and A-Level.

Globalisation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of globalisation at GCSE and A-Level.

How businesses are affected by government policy

This page aims to help you understand the theory of how businesses are affected by government policy at GCSE and A-Level.

Legislation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of legislation at GCSE and A-Level.

Government and EU influences on business activity

This page aims to help you understand the theory of government and eu influences on business activity at GCSE and A-Level.

Multinational business

This page aims to help you understand the theory of multinational business at GCSE and A-Level.

How businesses are affected by international competitors

This page aims to help you understand the theory of how businesses are affected by international competitors at GCSE and A-Level.

International trade

This page aims to help you understand the theory of international trade at GCSE and A-Level.

International issues

This page aims to help you understand the theory of international issues at GCSE and A-Level.

Consumer protection

Business in the community

This page aims to help you understand the theory of business in the community at GCSE and A-Level.

The Business Cycle

This page aims to help you understand the theory of the business cycle at GCSE and A-Level.

Reasons for regulating business activity

This page aims to help you understand the theory of reasons for regulating business activity at GCSE and A-Level.

Protecting the customer

This page aims to help you understand the theory of protecting the customer at GCSE and A-Level.

Marketing and the law

This page aims to help you understand the theory of marketing and the law at GCSE and A-Level.

Legal protection for customers

This page aims to help you understand the theory of legal protection for customers at GCSE and A-Level.

Consumer protection

This page aims to help you understand the theory of consumer protection at GCSE and A-Level.

Responding to social responsibilities and ethics

This page aims to help you understand the theory of responding to social responsibilities and ethics at GCSE and A-Level.

Planned, market and mixed economies

This page aims to help you understand the theory of planned, market and mixed economies at GCSE and A-Level.

Exchange rates

This page aims to help you understand the theory of exchange rates at GCSE and A-Level.

Growth

This page aims to help you understand the theory of growth at GCSE and A-Level.

Inflation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of inflation at GCSE and A-Level.

Economic conditions

This page aims to help you understand the theory of economic conditions at GCSE and A-Level.

Ethics

This page aims to help you understand the theory of ethics at GCSE and A-Level.

SLEPT analysis

This page aims to help you understand the theory of slept analysis at GCSE and A-Level.

The external environment

This page aims to help you understand the theory of the external environment at GCSE and A-Level.

Environmental constraints

This page aims to help you understand the theory of environmental constraints at GCSE and A-Level.

Social and other opportunities and constraints

This page aims to help you understand the theory of social and other opportunities and constraints at GCSE and A-Level.

Unemployment

This page aims to help you understand the theory of unemployment at GCSE and A-Level.

Economic environment and change

This page aims to help you understand the theory of economic environment and change at GCSE and A-Level.

External influences

This page aims to help you understand the theory of external influences at GCSE and A-Level.

Influences on businesses

This page aims to help you understand the theory of influences on businesses at GCSE and A-Level.

PEST analysis

This page aims to help you understand the theory of pest analysis at GCSE and A-Level.

Globalisation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of globalisation at GCSE and A-Level.

How businesses are affected by government policy

This page aims to help you understand the theory of how businesses are affected by government policy at GCSE and A-Level.

Legislation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of legislation at GCSE and A-Level.

Government and EU influences on business activity

This page aims to help you understand the theory of government and eu influences on business activity at GCSE and A-Level.

Multinational business

This page aims to help you understand the theory of multinational business at GCSE and A-Level.

How businesses are affected by international competitors

This page aims to help you understand the theory of how businesses are affected by international competitors at GCSE and A-Level.

International trade

This page aims to help you understand the theory of international trade at GCSE and A-Level.

International issues

This page aims to help you understand the theory of international issues at GCSE and A-Level.

Corporate responsibility

Business in the community

This page aims to help you understand the theory of business in the community at GCSE and A-Level.

The Business Cycle

This page aims to help you understand the theory of the business cycle at GCSE and A-Level.

Reasons for regulating business activity

This page aims to help you understand the theory of reasons for regulating business activity at GCSE and A-Level.

Protecting the customer

This page aims to help you understand the theory of protecting the customer at GCSE and A-Level.

Marketing and the law

This page aims to help you understand the theory of marketing and the law at GCSE and A-Level.

Legal protection for customers

This page aims to help you understand the theory of legal protection for customers at GCSE and A-Level.

Consumer protection

This page aims to help you understand the theory of consumer protection at GCSE and A-Level.

Responding to social responsibilities and ethics

This page aims to help you understand the theory of responding to social responsibilities and ethics at GCSE and A-Level.

Planned, market and mixed economies

This page aims to help you understand the theory of planned, market and mixed economies at GCSE and A-Level.

Exchange rates

This page aims to help you understand the theory of exchange rates at GCSE and A-Level.

Growth

This page aims to help you understand the theory of growth at GCSE and A-Level.

Inflation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of inflation at GCSE and A-Level.

Economic conditions

This page aims to help you understand the theory of economic conditions at GCSE and A-Level.

Ethics

This page aims to help you understand the theory of ethics at GCSE and A-Level.

SLEPT analysis

This page aims to help you understand the theory of slept analysis at GCSE and A-Level.

The external environment

This page aims to help you understand the theory of the external environment at GCSE and A-Level.

Environmental constraints

This page aims to help you understand the theory of environmental constraints at GCSE and A-Level.

Social and other opportunities and constraints

This page aims to help you understand the theory of social and other opportunities and constraints at GCSE and A-Level.

Unemployment

This page aims to help you understand the theory of unemployment at GCSE and A-Level.

Economic environment and change

This page aims to help you understand the theory of economic environment and change at GCSE and A-Level.

External influences

This page aims to help you understand the theory of external influences at GCSE and A-Level.

Influences on businesses

This page aims to help you understand the theory of influences on businesses at GCSE and A-Level.

PEST analysis

This page aims to help you understand the theory of pest analysis at GCSE and A-Level.

Globalisation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of globalisation at GCSE and A-Level.

How businesses are affected by government policy

This page aims to help you understand the theory of how businesses are affected by government policy at GCSE and A-Level.

Legislation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of legislation at GCSE and A-Level.

Government and EU influences on business activity

This page aims to help you understand the theory of government and eu influences on business activity at GCSE and A-Level.

Multinational business

This page aims to help you understand the theory of multinational business at GCSE and A-Level.

How businesses are affected by international competitors

This page aims to help you understand the theory of how businesses are affected by international competitors at GCSE and A-Level.

International trade

This page aims to help you understand the theory of international trade at GCSE and A-Level.

International issues

This page aims to help you understand the theory of international issues at GCSE and A-Level.

Economy

Business in the community

This page aims to help you understand the theory of business in the community at GCSE and A-Level.

The Business Cycle

This page aims to help you understand the theory of the business cycle at GCSE and A-Level.

Reasons for regulating business activity

This page aims to help you understand the theory of reasons for regulating business activity at GCSE and A-Level.

Protecting the customer

This page aims to help you understand the theory of protecting the customer at GCSE and A-Level.

Marketing and the law

This page aims to help you understand the theory of marketing and the law at GCSE and A-Level.

Legal protection for customers

This page aims to help you understand the theory of legal protection for customers at GCSE and A-Level.

Consumer protection

This page aims to help you understand the theory of consumer protection at GCSE and A-Level.

Responding to social responsibilities and ethics

This page aims to help you understand the theory of responding to social responsibilities and ethics at GCSE and A-Level.

Planned, market and mixed economies

This page aims to help you understand the theory of planned, market and mixed economies at GCSE and A-Level.

Exchange rates

This page aims to help you understand the theory of exchange rates at GCSE and A-Level.

Growth

This page aims to help you understand the theory of growth at GCSE and A-Level.

Inflation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of inflation at GCSE and A-Level.

Economic conditions

This page aims to help you understand the theory of economic conditions at GCSE and A-Level.

Ethics

This page aims to help you understand the theory of ethics at GCSE and A-Level.

SLEPT analysis

This page aims to help you understand the theory of slept analysis at GCSE and A-Level.

The external environment

This page aims to help you understand the theory of the external environment at GCSE and A-Level.

Environmental constraints

This page aims to help you understand the theory of environmental constraints at GCSE and A-Level.

Social and other opportunities and constraints

This page aims to help you understand the theory of social and other opportunities and constraints at GCSE and A-Level.

Unemployment

This page aims to help you understand the theory of unemployment at GCSE and A-Level.

Economic environment and change

This page aims to help you understand the theory of economic environment and change at GCSE and A-Level.

External influences

This page aims to help you understand the theory of external influences at GCSE and A-Level.

Influences on businesses

This page aims to help you understand the theory of influences on businesses at GCSE and A-Level.

PEST analysis

This page aims to help you understand the theory of pest analysis at GCSE and A-Level.

Globalisation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of globalisation at GCSE and A-Level.

How businesses are affected by government policy

This page aims to help you understand the theory of how businesses are affected by government policy at GCSE and A-Level.

Legislation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of legislation at GCSE and A-Level.

Government and EU influences on business activity

This page aims to help you understand the theory of government and eu influences on business activity at GCSE and A-Level.

Multinational business

This page aims to help you understand the theory of multinational business at GCSE and A-Level.

How businesses are affected by international competitors

This page aims to help you understand the theory of how businesses are affected by international competitors at GCSE and A-Level.

International trade

This page aims to help you understand the theory of international trade at GCSE and A-Level.

International issues

This page aims to help you understand the theory of international issues at GCSE and A-Level.

Ethics

Business in the community

This page aims to help you understand the theory of business in the community at GCSE and A-Level.

The Business Cycle

This page aims to help you understand the theory of the business cycle at GCSE and A-Level.

Reasons for regulating business activity

This page aims to help you understand the theory of reasons for regulating business activity at GCSE and A-Level.

Protecting the customer

This page aims to help you understand the theory of protecting the customer at GCSE and A-Level.

Marketing and the law

This page aims to help you understand the theory of marketing and the law at GCSE and A-Level.

Legal protection for customers

This page aims to help you understand the theory of legal protection for customers at GCSE and A-Level.

Consumer protection

This page aims to help you understand the theory of consumer protection at GCSE and A-Level.

Responding to social responsibilities and ethics

This page aims to help you understand the theory of responding to social responsibilities and ethics at GCSE and A-Level.

Planned, market and mixed economies

This page aims to help you understand the theory of planned, market and mixed economies at GCSE and A-Level.

Exchange rates

This page aims to help you understand the theory of exchange rates at GCSE and A-Level.

Growth

This page aims to help you understand the theory of growth at GCSE and A-Level.

Inflation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of inflation at GCSE and A-Level.

Economic conditions

This page aims to help you understand the theory of economic conditions at GCSE and A-Level.

Ethics

This page aims to help you understand the theory of ethics at GCSE and A-Level.

SLEPT analysis

This page aims to help you understand the theory of slept analysis at GCSE and A-Level.

The external environment

This page aims to help you understand the theory of the external environment at GCSE and A-Level.

Environmental constraints

This page aims to help you understand the theory of environmental constraints at GCSE and A-Level.

Social and other opportunities and constraints

This page aims to help you understand the theory of social and other opportunities and constraints at GCSE and A-Level.

Unemployment

This page aims to help you understand the theory of unemployment at GCSE and A-Level.

Economic environment and change

This page aims to help you understand the theory of economic environment and change at GCSE and A-Level.

External influences

This page aims to help you understand the theory of external influences at GCSE and A-Level.

Influences on businesses

This page aims to help you understand the theory of influences on businesses at GCSE and A-Level.

PEST analysis

This page aims to help you understand the theory of pest analysis at GCSE and A-Level.

Globalisation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of globalisation at GCSE and A-Level.

How businesses are affected by government policy

This page aims to help you understand the theory of how businesses are affected by government policy at GCSE and A-Level.

Legislation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of legislation at GCSE and A-Level.

Government and EU influences on business activity

This page aims to help you understand the theory of government and eu influences on business activity at GCSE and A-Level.

Multinational business

This page aims to help you understand the theory of multinational business at GCSE and A-Level.

How businesses are affected by international competitors

This page aims to help you understand the theory of how businesses are affected by international competitors at GCSE and A-Level.

International trade

This page aims to help you understand the theory of international trade at GCSE and A-Level.

International issues

This page aims to help you understand the theory of international issues at GCSE and A-Level.

External influences

Business in the community

This page aims to help you understand the theory of business in the community at GCSE and A-Level.

The Business Cycle

This page aims to help you understand the theory of the business cycle at GCSE and A-Level.

Reasons for regulating business activity

This page aims to help you understand the theory of reasons for regulating business activity at GCSE and A-Level.

Protecting the customer

This page aims to help you understand the theory of protecting the customer at GCSE and A-Level.

Marketing and the law

This page aims to help you understand the theory of marketing and the law at GCSE and A-Level.

Legal protection for customers

This page aims to help you understand the theory of legal protection for customers at GCSE and A-Level.

Consumer protection

This page aims to help you understand the theory of consumer protection at GCSE and A-Level.

Responding to social responsibilities and ethics

This page aims to help you understand the theory of responding to social responsibilities and ethics at GCSE and A-Level.

Planned, market and mixed economies

This page aims to help you understand the theory of planned, market and mixed economies at GCSE and A-Level.

Exchange rates

This page aims to help you understand the theory of exchange rates at GCSE and A-Level.

Growth

This page aims to help you understand the theory of growth at GCSE and A-Level.

Inflation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of inflation at GCSE and A-Level.

Economic conditions

This page aims to help you understand the theory of economic conditions at GCSE and A-Level.

Ethics

This page aims to help you understand the theory of ethics at GCSE and A-Level.

SLEPT analysis

This page aims to help you understand the theory of slept analysis at GCSE and A-Level.

The external environment

This page aims to help you understand the theory of the external environment at GCSE and A-Level.

Environmental constraints

This page aims to help you understand the theory of environmental constraints at GCSE and A-Level.

Social and other opportunities and constraints

This page aims to help you understand the theory of social and other opportunities and constraints at GCSE and A-Level.

Unemployment

This page aims to help you understand the theory of unemployment at GCSE and A-Level.

Economic environment and change

This page aims to help you understand the theory of economic environment and change at GCSE and A-Level.

External influences

This page aims to help you understand the theory of external influences at GCSE and A-Level.

Influences on businesses

This page aims to help you understand the theory of influences on businesses at GCSE and A-Level.

PEST analysis

This page aims to help you understand the theory of pest analysis at GCSE and A-Level.

Globalisation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of globalisation at GCSE and A-Level.

How businesses are affected by government policy

This page aims to help you understand the theory of how businesses are affected by government policy at GCSE and A-Level.

Legislation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of legislation at GCSE and A-Level.

Government and EU influences on business activity

This page aims to help you understand the theory of government and eu influences on business activity at GCSE and A-Level.

Multinational business

This page aims to help you understand the theory of multinational business at GCSE and A-Level.

How businesses are affected by international competitors

This page aims to help you understand the theory of how businesses are affected by international competitors at GCSE and A-Level.

International trade

This page aims to help you understand the theory of international trade at GCSE and A-Level.

International issues

This page aims to help you understand the theory of international issues at GCSE and A-Level.

Globalisation

Business in the community

This page aims to help you understand the theory of business in the community at GCSE and A-Level.

The Business Cycle

This page aims to help you understand the theory of the business cycle at GCSE and A-Level.

Reasons for regulating business activity

This page aims to help you understand the theory of reasons for regulating business activity at GCSE and A-Level.

Protecting the customer

This page aims to help you understand the theory of protecting the customer at GCSE and A-Level.

Marketing and the law

This page aims to help you understand the theory of marketing and the law at GCSE and A-Level.

Legal protection for customers

This page aims to help you understand the theory of legal protection for customers at GCSE and A-Level.

Consumer protection

This page aims to help you understand the theory of consumer protection at GCSE and A-Level.

Responding to social responsibilities and ethics

This page aims to help you understand the theory of responding to social responsibilities and ethics at GCSE and A-Level.

Planned, market and mixed economies

This page aims to help you understand the theory of planned, market and mixed economies at GCSE and A-Level.

Exchange rates

This page aims to help you understand the theory of exchange rates at GCSE and A-Level.

Growth

This page aims to help you understand the theory of growth at GCSE and A-Level.

Inflation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of inflation at GCSE and A-Level.

Economic conditions

This page aims to help you understand the theory of economic conditions at GCSE and A-Level.

Ethics

This page aims to help you understand the theory of ethics at GCSE and A-Level.

SLEPT analysis

This page aims to help you understand the theory of slept analysis at GCSE and A-Level.

The external environment

This page aims to help you understand the theory of the external environment at GCSE and A-Level.

Environmental constraints

This page aims to help you understand the theory of environmental constraints at GCSE and A-Level.

Social and other opportunities and constraints

This page aims to help you understand the theory of social and other opportunities and constraints at GCSE and A-Level.

Unemployment

This page aims to help you understand the theory of unemployment at GCSE and A-Level.

Economic environment and change

This page aims to help you understand the theory of economic environment and change at GCSE and A-Level.

External influences

This page aims to help you understand the theory of external influences at GCSE and A-Level.

Influences on businesses

This page aims to help you understand the theory of influences on businesses at GCSE and A-Level.

PEST analysis

This page aims to help you understand the theory of pest analysis at GCSE and A-Level.

Globalisation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of globalisation at GCSE and A-Level.

How businesses are affected by government policy

This page aims to help you understand the theory of how businesses are affected by government policy at GCSE and A-Level.

Legislation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of legislation at GCSE and A-Level.

Government and EU influences on business activity

This page aims to help you understand the theory of government and eu influences on business activity at GCSE and A-Level.

Multinational business

This page aims to help you understand the theory of multinational business at GCSE and A-Level.

How businesses are affected by international competitors

This page aims to help you understand the theory of how businesses are affected by international competitors at GCSE and A-Level.

International trade

This page aims to help you understand the theory of international trade at GCSE and A-Level.

International issues

This page aims to help you understand the theory of international issues at GCSE and A-Level.

Government influence

Business in the community

This page aims to help you understand the theory of business in the community at GCSE and A-Level.

The Business Cycle

This page aims to help you understand the theory of the business cycle at GCSE and A-Level.

Reasons for regulating business activity

This page aims to help you understand the theory of reasons for regulating business activity at GCSE and A-Level.

Protecting the customer

This page aims to help you understand the theory of protecting the customer at GCSE and A-Level.

Marketing and the law

This page aims to help you understand the theory of marketing and the law at GCSE and A-Level.

Legal protection for customers

This page aims to help you understand the theory of legal protection for customers at GCSE and A-Level.

Consumer protection

This page aims to help you understand the theory of consumer protection at GCSE and A-Level.

Responding to social responsibilities and ethics

This page aims to help you understand the theory of responding to social responsibilities and ethics at GCSE and A-Level.

Planned, market and mixed economies

This page aims to help you understand the theory of planned, market and mixed economies at GCSE and A-Level.

Exchange rates

This page aims to help you understand the theory of exchange rates at GCSE and A-Level.

Growth

This page aims to help you understand the theory of growth at GCSE and A-Level.

Inflation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of inflation at GCSE and A-Level.

Economic conditions

This page aims to help you understand the theory of economic conditions at GCSE and A-Level.

Ethics

This page aims to help you understand the theory of ethics at GCSE and A-Level.

SLEPT analysis

This page aims to help you understand the theory of slept analysis at GCSE and A-Level.

The external environment

This page aims to help you understand the theory of the external environment at GCSE and A-Level.

Environmental constraints

This page aims to help you understand the theory of environmental constraints at GCSE and A-Level.

Social and other opportunities and constraints

This page aims to help you understand the theory of social and other opportunities and constraints at GCSE and A-Level.

Unemployment

This page aims to help you understand the theory of unemployment at GCSE and A-Level.

Economic environment and change

This page aims to help you understand the theory of economic environment and change at GCSE and A-Level.

External influences

This page aims to help you understand the theory of external influences at GCSE and A-Level.

Influences on businesses

This page aims to help you understand the theory of influences on businesses at GCSE and A-Level.

PEST analysis

This page aims to help you understand the theory of pest analysis at GCSE and A-Level.

Globalisation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of globalisation at GCSE and A-Level.

How businesses are affected by government policy

This page aims to help you understand the theory of how businesses are affected by government policy at GCSE and A-Level.

Legislation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of legislation at GCSE and A-Level.

Government and EU influences on business activity

This page aims to help you understand the theory of government and eu influences on business activity at GCSE and A-Level.

Multinational business

This page aims to help you understand the theory of multinational business at GCSE and A-Level.

How businesses are affected by international competitors

This page aims to help you understand the theory of how businesses are affected by international competitors at GCSE and A-Level.

International trade

This page aims to help you understand the theory of international trade at GCSE and A-Level.

International issues

This page aims to help you understand the theory of international issues at GCSE and A-Level.

International business

Business in the community

This page aims to help you understand the theory of business in the community at GCSE and A-Level.

The Business Cycle

This page aims to help you understand the theory of the business cycle at GCSE and A-Level.

Reasons for regulating business activity

This page aims to help you understand the theory of reasons for regulating business activity at GCSE and A-Level.

Protecting the customer

This page aims to help you understand the theory of protecting the customer at GCSE and A-Level.

Marketing and the law

This page aims to help you understand the theory of marketing and the law at GCSE and A-Level.

Legal protection for customers

This page aims to help you understand the theory of legal protection for customers at GCSE and A-Level.

Consumer protection

This page aims to help you understand the theory of consumer protection at GCSE and A-Level.

Responding to social responsibilities and ethics

This page aims to help you understand the theory of responding to social responsibilities and ethics at GCSE and A-Level.

Planned, market and mixed economies

This page aims to help you understand the theory of planned, market and mixed economies at GCSE and A-Level.

Exchange rates

This page aims to help you understand the theory of exchange rates at GCSE and A-Level.

Growth

This page aims to help you understand the theory of growth at GCSE and A-Level.

Inflation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of inflation at GCSE and A-Level.

Economic conditions

This page aims to help you understand the theory of economic conditions at GCSE and A-Level.

Ethics

This page aims to help you understand the theory of ethics at GCSE and A-Level.

SLEPT analysis

This page aims to help you understand the theory of slept analysis at GCSE and A-Level.

The external environment

This page aims to help you understand the theory of the external environment at GCSE and A-Level.

Environmental constraints

This page aims to help you understand the theory of environmental constraints at GCSE and A-Level.

Social and other opportunities and constraints

This page aims to help you understand the theory of social and other opportunities and constraints at GCSE and A-Level.

Unemployment

This page aims to help you understand the theory of unemployment at GCSE and A-Level.

Economic environment and change

This page aims to help you understand the theory of economic environment and change at GCSE and A-Level.

External influences

This page aims to help you understand the theory of external influences at GCSE and A-Level.

Influences on businesses

This page aims to help you understand the theory of influences on businesses at GCSE and A-Level.

PEST analysis

This page aims to help you understand the theory of pest analysis at GCSE and A-Level.

Globalisation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of globalisation at GCSE and A-Level.

How businesses are affected by government policy

This page aims to help you understand the theory of how businesses are affected by government policy at GCSE and A-Level.

Legislation

This page aims to help you understand the theory of legislation at GCSE and A-Level.

Government and EU influences on business activity

This page aims to help you understand the theory of government and eu influences on business activity at GCSE and A-Level.

Multinational business

This page aims to help you understand the theory of multinational business at GCSE and A-Level.

How businesses are affected by international competitors

This page aims to help you understand the theory of how businesses are affected by international competitors at GCSE and A-Level.

International trade

This page aims to help you understand the theory of international trade at GCSE and A-Level.

International issues

This page aims to help you understand the theory of international issues at GCSE and A-Level.

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What is ‘external environment theory’?

This part of the curriculum explains the purpose of the marketing function and the process of marketing planning. It shows the importance of marketing in matching the company's offer or brand to what customers want and expect, as well as how companies use their strengths to take advantage of opportunities or counter threats. This includes:

  • Identifying marketing opportunities - market research, SWOT analysis
  • Setting marketing objectives - product- versus market-orientation
  • Analysing and forecasting markets - understanding customer types and market segments
  • Identifying what customers want - market research, customer service
  • Understanding how evaluating the elements of the marketing mix (product, price, place, promotion) helps a business to achieve competitive advantage
  • Exploring the levels of risk associated with different marketing strategies (Ansoff's matrix - market penetration, market development, product development, diversification) and determining which a business should choose to fit different needs.
  • Considering what strategies are open to a company to market products that are at different stages of the product lifecycle, such as pricing and promotional strategies.