In business, there are many other factors that do influence the operation of a business in the environment. Since the businesses take from the environment its also has to give back to the environment/society. To ensure fair play in the business world, there are factors that act as impediments to business prosperity or they act as facilitators of business prosperity. These factors can be categorized into inter-business factors and intra-business factors. Inter-business factors are the external factors that do influence the way business operates both locally and globally. Among other factors political and legal barriers always go hand in hand .Hence this literature will try to integrate the legal and political factors aside discuss other factors that might likely to influence the manner in which business is being operated at both local and global level. Qwest communications is a business that offers internet services to both its local consumers and global consumers, and it is an example of a business whose way of operation has been influenced by political and legal factors among others.
Each and every country has regulations that govern the way in which things are done. The political/ Legal can be described as an environment that is put in place as a result of acts of parliaments or the body in power for businesses to follow in order to make sure business comply to such regulations for fair competition and environment of operation that offers opportunity to all. The relationship that exist between the legal regulation and political environment is that most of thee regulations are put in place by politicians or parties that are in power to safeguard the interests of the consumers or citizens in general, hence this regulations are what favors or disfavors the exist of business in a certain market.
Qwest communication as an enterprise that operates in this environment is being affected by these enacted rules. Through its services that it offers to the general public, the legal regulations might be enacted by politicians to protect the interest of the public. Based on its services, the above regulations might arise as a result of the socio-cultural environment; which explains the interest of the public in terms of the language they speak, the ethnic group they come from e.t.c. and also to a certain extent the legal regulation may arise from geographical environment; these are in terms of the locality, natural resources, the proximity, weather, seasons and many others.
Hence as a result of the above regulation the business way of operation may be affected in terms of Cost; the services being offered by Qwest communication may be affected in terms of the cost of the services they offer to the public. This will be judged in terms of taxes paid, tariffs, transportation cost, input i.e. raw materials, labor, and production e.t.c. Intensification; this is the level in which the business is likely to spread in the market or in a specific region. (Investment)
Other barriers that might arise a part from the legal and political barriers are demand, competition, market niche, living standards, and availability of resources e.t.c
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