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The Group has overall diversifications in energy management, electrical conrracting and power generation (France and USA), waste managemenr, urban maintenance (France and Spain), construction (UK, Germany and France), and media and entertainment, leisure, healthcare and other community services. Thus, while the product range stays relatively static in the water sector, GDE's Group product range is undergoing rapid expansion in the 1990s. • Life cycle analysis The water service industry in France has reached a state of maturity.
It might well prove beneficial to sound out any awkward stakeholders with potential new strategies whenever the occasion arises . 7, considers stakeholders in terms of power level and level of likely interest to the strategies which an organisation formulates. It provides an indication of required organisation posture to these various stakeholders to help ensure success. The strategy makers should be aware, and this is where problems might arise, that stakeholder positions are not fixed and repositioning can occur at any time.
GDE is the top company in water supply in France but, due to the static nature of the industry, they have also looked beyond France, as city services around the world become privatised. o 2 United Kingdom Opportunities for foreign investment in the UK are greater with the privatisation of water companies; this has enabled GDE to invest here. They own three water companies, employing some 1,500 people, and supply 900 million litres of drinking water each day. Rather than delegated management, as in France, management by private companies which own the infrastructure is the current practice in England and Wales.