Porter’s Structural Analysis – “The Five Forces”

“To be ignorant of went before you

is to remain a child”

“To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.
For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?”

Marcus Tullius Cicero


40 years ago Michael Porter published the “Five Forces”.

Today it still stands as the foundation of Strategic Analysis upon all else has been built on!

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Porters five forces with instructors highlights

focus on following questions – answer all in a pdf file format and upload below

Page 13 as printed on article lower right)

proprietary product tech: – even 40 years ago pre internet Porter knew this…who has it today?

favorable locations: think this thru about internet “domains”, AWS (if you don’t know AWS – find it)
and-also to where Amazon has actual warehouses.

Govt subsidies: how does govt protect/support tech?

Page 14

know Econ of scale (from your Econ 101 freshman year) explain?

Learning curve…explain?

Page 14-15:

Would Amazon be the retaliate type?

Page 16

Experience – why could a new entrant have methods?

Price Competition – You have hit bottom why?

Page 18 – Emotional barriers – totally no economic sense but understand the power of emotions!!!!

Page 19 – 2×2 Matrix – exit and entry barriers

Article overall: What is the problem with commodities or shall we say welling a commodity?

Page 21 – If you were to redo the five forces would Govt: be a separate force

Page 23 – The golden bullet CHANGE – give an example of exploding change?

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