Political Analysis for Business: Actors, Interests, Power

Published 15 Dec 2017
Reference 6357
Topic Strategy
Region Global
Summary

This technical note provides the basis for political analysis. In particular, it presents politics as a key process for changing institutions, and thus the rules of the game for business, and it lays out how politics can be analyzed in terms of actors, interests and power.

Teaching objectives

The note aims to enable managers and executives to analyze political processes in simple terms. It lays the foundation for further exploration of political structures and dynamics.

Keywords
  • politics
  • political analysis
  • institutions
  • actors
  • interests
  • power
  • state
  • path dependency
  • Q21718