2021-22 Update: Global Trends

by Jim Power
access120 days access
cpd hours4 CPD hours
price£75+vat

This course will enable you to:

  • Identify the political factors most likely to impact your organisation
  • Understand the economic trends resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic and how these could affect your business
  • Explore a variety of regional and global social trends you need to be aware of
  • Discuss key technological factors and how they might drive change for your organisation
  • Complete your own PEST analysis to inform your business planning

As business becomes increasingly international, it's important that you are aware of the different global and regional trends that impact on your organisation. Examining these trends will not only help you to understand the current environment in which your business operates and likely future developments, but also to make effective decisions, inform your strategic planning and develop a competitive advantage.

This course will bring you up to date with the latest global trends for 2021-22, through a detailed PEST analysis of different geographical regions. Explore the political, economic, social and technological factors that have been prevalent throughout the pandemic and consider what they mean for your business.

Political

  • PEST analysis
  • Political overview
  • UK
  • Ireland
  • Brexit
  • Australia
  • Hong Kong
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Global politics

Economic

  • Economic overview
  • UK
  • Ireland
  • Australia
  • Tough growing
  • Hong Kong
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Global economy

Social

  • Social overview
  • UK
  • Ireland
  • Australia
  • Hong Kong
  • Workforce age structure
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Global social issues

Technological

  • Technological overview
  • UK
  • Making Tax Digital
  • Ireland
  • Australia
  • Hong Kong
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Intellectual property
  • Global technology

Jim Power is the chief economist for Aviva Ireland, and owner-manager of Jim Power Economics Limited, an economic and financial consultancy that he set up in 2010. The company carries out consultancy projects, public speaking, and training, for a variety of public and private sector entities.

He writes a weekly column in the Irish Examiner, is chairman of Love Irish Food, and was chairman of Three Rock Capital Management, an investment company, until it was purchased by Julius Baer in January 2020. He is a member of the Institute of Directors in Ireland.

He is the author of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) Quarterly Motor Industry Review, and the Aviva Ireland Economic Outlook.

He is a graduate of UCD and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Politics, and a Master of Economic Science Degree from the same college. He lectures part-time on the MSc Management and full-time on the MBA at Smurfit School of Business, UCD.

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