Title: The global environment through the SLEPT framework

Authors: Jaime Ortiz

Addresses: Division of International Programs, A.R. Sanchez Jr. School of Business, Texas A&M International University, 5201 University Blvd., Laredo, TX 78041, USA

Abstract: This paper offers a holistic approach to dissect the most relevant social, legal, economic, political and technological (SLEPT) conditions of a country for investment purposes. Such a framework, when combined with a scoring model, proves useful to multinational companies, governments and international organisations at the time to assist them to make strategic decisions and establish investment priorities. The ever changing nature of the operating environment defines the scope and limitations of the SLEPT framework as a scanning management tool.

Keywords: globalisation; social conditions; legal conditions; economic conditions; political conditions; technological conditions; business conditions; scoring models; investment priorities; scanning management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2010.035479

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2010 Vol.5 No.4, pp.475 - 492

Published online: 30 Sep 2010 *

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