External Environment Of Ford Motor Company

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Looking at the impact of external environment on select companies, we’ll look at both Ford Motor and General Motor companies. The Ford Motors company approximately had 14 percent market share in the U.S. automobile industry (David, 2011). The company had recovered a lot after the impact of recession in the year 2008. The company has been investing in developing vehicles which use alternate energy sources, and is having global presence and brand reputation for its automobiles. The company has received government support during the recession period, and had to cut down thousands of jobs and adopted latest machinery for enhancing the productivity of the company. The Ford Company has also established financial services to expand and cater to the needs of their customers to purchase a vehicle, providing direct loans from the company. Currently, the external environment is conducive for Ford Motor Company, expecting for a demand for its products in the coming three years. The tax, fiscal, and economy policies in the present automobile market are favorable for the Ford Motor Company at the national and international levels. General Motors Corporation (GM) headquarters are in Detroit, Michigan. This company has employees approximately 250,000 employees, and it had approximately 20 percent market share in the automobile industry. GM also provides finance and insurance to automobiles. The popular brands of GM are Cadillac, Pontiac, and Chevrolet. GM had experienced a

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