Here we will consider the internal political dimension as in the internal relationships and decision making processes with an organisation and the external dimension where political representatives of a region play their part in convincing a company to choose their region.
In an earlier article we looked at various factors that will play a role during location decisions. Among the most important factors to consider are the political dimensions which can come into play in several different ways. They are likely to play a part where the company is faced with a choice between two close or reasonably close alternatives.
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When companies set up new
operations, things are moving pretty fast. There is a lot of pressure to
make deadlines and many tasks to complete in what never seems enough
time. Things are moving so fast that in the heat of the battle it is
easy to overlook something or perhaps more likely, you may need to take
decisions that are acceptable at the time but not necessarily the
best in the long term and that need to be revisited when things settle
down. The start-up process is important but the settling down process is
just as important and should not be ignored. Based on our own experience
and conversations with recently established companies we believe that
there is an opportunity to help companies confirm that they have not
overlooked anything critical.
Just before the summer break, we’d like to offer you Newsletter edition 3.
In the previous edition we promised you part two of “How location decisions are really made”, offering you some insight in the two political dimensions you may encounter in the process.
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