For our study we will analyze some of the typical external environment issues such as demographics, economic conditions, and socio- cultural conditions, as well as political, legal and global conditions. Demographics The population of the world has been increasing on a rate of 1. 10% for the lasts years. Up to date the human population of the planet is estimated to now have passed 6 billion people. The greatest growth of rate was 2. 19% during 1963 after that the rate starts going down and it is expected to be less than 1 % by 2020 and .
5% by 2050 (Shah, 201 1).According to the statistics the oral populations will increase another 50% by 2042 leading to a 9 billion people in world. After 21 00 the United Nations projections say that the population will stabilize near to 10 billion people (Shah, 2011). It is vital to ensure women’s rights can be upheld, and realizing that women play a crucial role in the development of society, there are many underlying issues which lead to conflict and problems can be tackled more effectively. Better care, education and rights for women mean that children should also benefit.Thus in every region of the world UNAPT is working to promote women’s rights and ND discrimination against them (Shah, 2011 As the trafficking of women is increasing is extremely important for world leaders to effectively address these issues against women. The population of the world is growing, however, the there are great disparities of wealth around the globe. Data informs us that 1.
2 billion people live with less that $1 a day and 800 million going to bed hungry every day (Shah, 2011).Around the globe there are 3 billion people that do not have the opportunity to fulfill their very basic needs. According to statistics 20% of the world’s people in the highest-income entries account for 86% of total private consumption expenditures while the poorest 20% a minuscule 1.
3%; all these statistics are according to the United Nations Development (Shah, 201 1). Economic conditions: Countries around the world invest millions and even billions of dollars in helping people with low resources to have the same outcomes that other people have.The problem is that creating same outcomes for everyone will hurt more the society than what it help everyone. For example the European Union and its members spend about 40 billion Euros annually on assistance to developing countries (Shah, 2011). But they spend about 60 billion Euros each year on agricultural subsidies (Shah, 201 1). Which hurt the developing countries more than what it really help them, because people will do better it they have the opportunity to sell their good freely in the world market. During 2004 the world output growth was the highest in three decades, at over 5 percent.
Then the year 2005 projected China to surpass European Union and the United States in a few years as well India is expected to better Japan during the next year or two, and it will exceed the Euro area in 20 years (Shah, 2011 All these changes help to construct a statistic that projects that he average of GAP per capita will grow 3% per year on the non COED area while in the COED area will be only 1. 7% per year (Shah, 2011). With the global inflation growing up slightly, however it has remained moderate, despite the hike in oil prices. Some industrialized countries have been able to deal with it and generate wages according to it.For the high oil prices countries can that produce oil should consider increasing their investment (Shah, 2011 As well the consumer of oils can work on increasing their capacity on refining the oil as well as improve the conservation and energy efficiency.
The major idea is that producers as well as Consumers work together to generate better results for everyone (Shah, 201 1). Socio-cultural Poverty is the number one health problem, in developing and developed nations alike. Many people refer to these diseases as “diseases of poverty’ (Dabbled, 2008). Malaria has played a huge impact on the result of poverty. Malaria has significant measurable direct and indirect costs, and has recently been shown to be a major constraint to economic development.
The annual economic growth is countries with high malaria transmission have been lower impaired to the countries with low malaria transmission” (Dabbled, 2008). Malaria hampers with children’s schooling and social development through absenteeism and neurological damage. The World Health Organization adds that, “Contrary to popular opinion, available data demonstrate that nearly 80% of incommunicable disease deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries” (Dabbled, 2008). 999 Report from the World watch Institute suggests that the global economy could be seriously affected by environmental problems, such as the lack of access to enough resources to meet growing population demands.
At least% of the world’s economy and 80% percent of the needs of the poor are derived from biological resources. In addition, the richer the diversity of life, the greater the opportunity for medical discoveries, economic development, and adaptive responses to such new challenges as climate change” (Dabbled, 2008). Preserving species and their habitats is important for ecosystems to self- sustain themselves.There are several pressures to destroy habitats for logging, illegal hunting, and other challenges are making conservation a huge struggle (Dabbled, 2008). Technological (2003) The tunes Music Store, songs In digital format for less than a buck and let buyers play them whenever and wherever they like.
The tunes Wi-If Music Store gives fans the ability to browse, search, preview, purchase, and download songs and albums from the tunes store with a Wi-If network directly to their I-pods or I-pads (Roth & Murray, 2007). This will make enjoying music so much easier and faster without having to have a computer hook up.Once the customer connects their apple device too PC or Mac, their downloaded music will go instantly to their tunes library (Roth & Murray, 2007). “The tunes Wi-If Music Store is really fun- you can browse, search, freely preview, buy and instantly download music right onto your pod touch or phone,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Innovative products like this keep tunes at the forefront of the digital music revolution” (Roth & Murray, 2007). Camera phones open up a new and surprisingly spontaneous way to communicate.The fan can snap as many pictures as they would like and with the push of a few buttons, you can put all the photos in an e-mail or upload them to the Web (Forbes).
Camera phones are coming the norm in wireless technology. In January 2004, Gibson will be the first musical-instrument maker to release an electric guitar with a digitizing microprocessor and circuit board built right in. With this, when a player strums the guitar the signal from each of the six strings is converted instantly to a digital file and then pushed through the guitar through an Ethernet connection attached to the guitar (“Best inventions of 2003,” 2004).The new sound coming from the guitar is much clearer and less susceptible to all sorts of distortion. Political/legal New bankruptcy law that is stated to make it harder for consumers to prove that they should be allowed to clear their debts in what’s known as a “fresh start” or bankruptcy. Those who do file will be paying much higher fees to bankruptcy attorneys.
The bankruptcy attorneys are expected to raise their rates by as much as 100% (Jihads 2005). This is to account for the increased liability the new law imposes on them. This ultimately means more time verifying and filing client documents.If consumers plan to file bankruptcy in the next couple of months, they may experience delays at the courts because f debtors scrambling to file under the less stringent requirements of the old law. “Based on preliminary data for the week ending October 15th, researchers at Lindquist Consulting estimate that there will be more than 200,000 personal bankruptcy filings. That is almost triple the number of filings in the week ending October 1st, which itself was a record high” (Jihads 2005). Key changes will have to be made due to the new law. Changes such as credit counseling money management, tougher homestead exemptions, and lawyer liability.
Lastly, under the old law the judge could determine if our case qualifies for bankruptcy. Under the new law, your income will be subject to a two-part means test. First, it will be subject to a formula that exempts certain expenses to determine whether you can afford to pay 25 percent of your “nonprofit unsecured debt” such as your credit card bills (Jihads 2005). Second, your income will be compared to your stats?s median income. New laws have been made concerning obesity. The legislation puts a lot of focus on making communities ore conductive places for healthy eating and physical activity especially for children (Elliott, 2008).Mississippi as given a scare when it was proposed that restaurants were banned from serving obese dinners.
This measure was simply written to bring attention to the problem rather than becoming a law. This idea quickly died in committee due to the opposition from many quarters of the country. Other laws involving children in school settings have had the most success and granted the most support. The American Medical Association policy calls for schools to incorporate nutrition standards and address the benefits of exercise. We will do best if we target the young, and school is a place where we can get a retreat amount of benefit by increasing physical activity and access to healthy food,” said Mary Armstrong, MD, an AMA delegate and a health officer for the Mississippi Department of Health, although she was speaking personally. “We develop habits early in life, and lots of times students teach their parents and all the adults around them what they learned in school” (Elliott, 2008). Twenty seven states have passed laws on school nutrition and laws on physical activity have been added by twenty four states.
The Obama election is known for the epic election that chose the first African-American president. This election was so epic to the public that it made the 2008 top ten stories as voted by U. S. Editors and new directors (Kaolin, 2008). Along with the U. S.
Election, the economic meltdown, oil prices, Iraq, Beijing Olympics, Chinese Earthquake, Sarah Plain, Iambi terrorism, Hillary Clinton, and the Russia- Georgia War. “As far as I am concerned, there were only two stories this year,” wrote Linda Grist Cunningham of the Rockford Illinois Register Star. Global economy collapses sending every country into financial, political and personal chaos and Obama elected U. S.
President, changing the way that America does business financial, political and personal” (Kaolin, 2008). Global The war on terrorism in Afghanistan, and the war in Iraq, global uncertainty remains a major concern. Many events take place during this time period in this hostile environment. Amid increased violence in 2003 which enforced NATO to take over security in Kabul (“Afghanistan and the,” 2006). This effort is the security organization’s first ever commitment outside of Europe.In 2004, presidential elections are held.
More than 10. 5 million Afghans register to vote and choose among 18 presidential candidates. In 2007, the Afghan overspent and NATO confirmed that Taliban commander Mullah Adulate was killed during a U. S.
– led operation in southern Afghanistan (“Afghanistan and the,” 2006). Africa is experiencing quite serious land degradation. Anyone who has traveled through the land has experienced this degradation and knows that it is very widespread (“Land and environmental,” 1995). Africans wealth depends strictly on their ability to conserve and manage land resources.Africa is also suffering from low soil fertility. African rocks are among the oldest rocks in the world (“Land and environmental,” 1995). With this being stated the land surface has undergone a series of shifts in vegetation and climate changes which have ultimately made the relationship between the parents’ soils and the soil forming factors are very complex (“Land and environmental,” 1995).
Africa is geologically old and suffers from a harsh climate, but there are parts of the country that have been occupied with human beings longer than any other continents (“Land and environmental,” 1995).The report said that that up to 20 percent of those areas had already suffered some loss of plant life or economic use as a ensconce of desertification. China’s most devastating earthquake in recorded history hit northern Shania province in 1556, killing an estimated 830000 people (Piddling, 2010). Prior this earthquake, China experienced a severe earthquake that claimed 240,000 in 1976 (Piddling, 2010). After, China required that new structures withstand major quakes. Many schools, factories, and hospitals were destroyed which raised many questions on how the buildings are being built.