Micro Environmental Factors Of Nike

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Micro and Macro Environmental factors that influence Marketing decisions (LO 2.1) Micro Environment: This indicates those elements over which the marketing firm has control or which it can use in order to gain information that will better help it in its marketing operations. Furthermore, these are the factors close to a business that have a direct impact on its business operations and success. It is important to carry out a full analysis of micro environmental factors prior to decide corporate strategy. Competitors: PUMA, K-Swiss Inc., LaCrosse Footwear, Inc., Dick 's Sporting Goods, Inc., New Balance Athletic Shoe and Adidas – (Adidas have currently branched out into customization of footwear products. To sustain its competitive advantage over competitors, Nike has to take this to consideration). However, a large number of competitors in an industry usually indicates lots of demand for the products or services provided and this will help Nike to succeed in the long run. Suppliers: Nike outsources almost all of its footwear production to independent third party suppliers. As Nike has a minor control over quality of the products. This is due to Nike gets its merchandise generally from foreign manufacturers. To operate profitably, Nike need to get good value on products and supplies and, in turn, offer good value to its customers with accessible solutions. Publics: Many colleges and universities, especially anti-globalization groups as well as several anti-sweatshop groups

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