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A. Natural Physical environment: Sustainability issues
1. What forces from the natural physical environmental are currently affecting the corporation and the industries in which it competes? which present current or future threats? Opportunities?
a. climate, including global temperature, sea level and fresh water availability
b. weather related events, such as sunspots and solar wind
c. Solar phenomena such as sunspots and solar wind

2. Do these forces have different effects in other regions of the world?
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B. Task Environment
1. What forces drive industry competition? Are these forces the same globally or do they vary form country to country? Rate each force as high, medium, or low.
a.Threat of new entrants
b. Bargaining power of buyers
c. Threat of substitute products or services
d. Bargaining power of suppliers
e. Rivalry among competing firms
f. Relative power of unions, governments, special interest groups, etc.

2. What key factors in the immediate environment (that is, customers, competitors, suppliers, creditors, labor unions, governments, trade associates, interest groups, local communities, and shareholders) are currently affecting the corporations? What are current or future threats? Opportunities?

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(Panera Bread Company Case Study 2010)

A. Natural Physical environment: Sustainability issues

1. What forces from the natural physical environmental are currently affecting the corporation and the industries in which it competes? Which present current or future threats? Opportunities?

---> Forces from the natural physical environment that effect Panera and related industries as a "current threat" would be:

a. climate, including global temperature, sea level and fresh water availability

---> Weather, and off-planet Solar phenomena is a potential "future" threat that affects everyone; all business and industries. The company put together a report to answer this question, and the info begins on page 41: Climate Change Risks to Our Business. Also see pages 34 + ...

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A. Natural Physical environment: Sustainability issues
1. What forces from the natural physical environmental are currently affecting the corporation and the industries in which it competes? which present current or future threats? Opportunities?
a. climate, including global temperature, sea level and fresh water availability
b. weather related events, such as sunspots and solar wind
c. Solar phenomena such as sunspots and solar wind
2. Do these forces have different effects in other regions of the world?
_________________________________________________________________________
B. Task Environment
1. What forces drive industry competition? Are these forces the same globally or do they vary form country to country? Rate each force as high, medium, or low.
a.Threat of new entrants
b. Bargaining power of buyers
c. Threat of substitute products or services
d. Bargaining power of suppliers
e. Rivalry among competing firms
f. Relative power of unions, governments, special interest groups, etc.
2. What key factors in the immediate environment (that is, customers, competitors, suppliers, creditors, labor unions, governments, trade associates, interest groups, local communities, and shareholders) are currently affecting the corporations? What are current or future threats? Opportunities?

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