Category: Industry Forces


Competitive Analysis Strategic Groups

Elements of Competitive Analysis Strategic Groups: Adapt to: geography/vertical integration – price/quality – differentiation/low cost etc. Principle: Selecting and grouping competitors by key differentiation parameters Issues: Management judgement of parameters Applications: Give idea of...


Porter’s Five Forces

Elements Porter’s Five Forces: Threat of new entrants: Economies of scale, Product differentiation, Capital requirements, Switching cost, Access to distribution channel, Cost advantage independent of scale. Bargaining power of suppliers: Concentration, Substitutability, Vertical integration,...