The state of social stability within the environment also often becomes the cause of vast development in a certain industry and insufficient funding in another.
The extent of influence produces by various conditions within the environment differs for one industry and for another. There are companies, which businesses are so vital to the community, which government strives to maintain stability within their environment. On the other hand, there are companies that must adjust themselves to changes in their environment without significant bargaining powers to question the situation. It is important to recognize the differences of corporations regarding to this issue.
Within this elaboration, I am discussing the effect of political and economic changes in the environment to the telecommunication industry. The objects of study are Orange Mobile, one of the market leader of the telecommunication industry in Europe, and several of its competitors. The purpose of the elaboration is to define the extent to which environmental changes contributes to the changes of corporate strategy or corporate operation within the telecommunication industry. ...
To date, Orange Group companies have a strong business in United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, and various other nations in Europe. Furthermore, the Orange brand has also operated in several Asian countries. The company launched its business to the public of United Kingdom in 1994. However, it is not until 2 April 1996 has the company underwent its first initial public offering with the shares being listed in the London and Nasdaq markets. The company obtained its first million customers in 1997 and named as the best performing share in 1998 under the name Orange Plc. In June 1999 Orange is described as 'one of the outstanding business success stories of the past few years' and a company who has 'courageous vision and commitment to the long running potential of mobile telecoms ('History of Orange', 2005).
III. Influential Aspects
III.1 Earlier Market Condition
In its first year of operations, the group faced difficult times. The social condition of the market was hardly conducive for development of mobile phone business. The mobile phone markets in 1994 were a confusing place for customers in UK. Digital networks are new stuffs and only few people understand the benefits. Tariffs regulations are complex and prices are high making the industry only attractive to business customers. For illustration of the inconvenient system, users had to sign-up to a three year contract, with high monthly rental fees, high call tariffs and with little flexibility regarding the type of services offer ('History of Orange', 2005).
Today however, the business has developed into millions of dollars worth of industry in UK. Rapid innovation produces new types of communication services, competing in terms of prices and service qualities.