External and Internal Environmental Factors at First Solar, Inc. First Solar, Inc., has a presence in Vietnam, China, Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Malaysia, Australia, Canada and the United States. As a consequence, the political and economic forces acting on the organization are of primary importance especially during this turbulent time of fiscal uncertainty in the United States and the European Union. However, technological and ecological factors are also necessary to explore by virtue of the nature of the solar industry and how quickly new materials and technologies emerge. REMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL FORCES Political and Economic Forces Integrally Related Although one of First Solar’s strategic objectives is to become “subsidy...The end:
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