What Are Business Environment ?
Business Environment refers to the sum total of all individuals, institutions and other forces that are outside the control of a business enterprise which can affect its performance.
Features Of Business Environment
- Totality of external forces: Business environment is the sum total of all things external to business firms and, as such, is aggregative in nature.
- Specific and general forces: Business environment includes both specific and general forces. Specific forces (such as investors, customers, competitors and suppliers) affect individual enterprises directly and General forces (such as social, political, legal and technological conditions) affect the enterprise indirectly.
- Dynamic nature
Importance Of Business Environment
- It enables the firm to identify opportunities and getting the first mover advantage
- It helps the firm to identify threats and early warning signals
- It helps in tapping useful resources
- It helps in coping with rapid changes
- It helps in assisting in planning and policy formulation
- It helps in improving performance
Dimensions of Business Environment
Economic Environment In India
Since 1991 India has been going on economic reforms and adopted the policy of liberalization, privatization and globalization. Unproductive control are being removed and private investment (including foreign investment) is being encouraged.
- Liberalisation: It is the end of the licence-permit-quota raj and freedom in deciding the scale of business activities.
- Privatisation: It adopted the policy of planned disinvestments of the public sector and decided to refer the loss making and sick enterprises to the Board of Industrial and Financial Reconstruction.
- Globalisation: The integration of the various economies of the world leading towards the emergence of a cohesive global economy.
On November 8, 2016 the Government of India made an announcement that two largest denomination notes, ₹500, ₹1,000, were ‘demonetized’ with immediate effect.
- Demonetization is viewed as a tax administration measure.
- Demonetization indicates that tax evasion will no longer be tolerated or accepted.
- Demonetization also led to tax administration channelizing savings into the formal financial system.
- To create a less-cash or cash-lite economy.