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PEST analysis

noun [C or U]
 
 
( also STEP analysis)
FINANCE, ECONOMICS, MANAGEMENT abbreviation for Political, Economic, Social, and Technological analysis: a management method that examines the effect that events or influences from outside may have on the performance of a company or organization: A PEST analysis is concerned with the economic influences on a business. →  Compare PESTLE analysis
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