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Definition Competitive Environment. Description.

The Competitive Environment is the part of a company's external environment that consists of other firms trying to win customers in the same market. It is the segment of the industry that includes all immediate rivals.

Levels of Competition

With regard to competition, there are at least four levels that can be distinguished:

  1. Product Competition. This is competition focused on the same market segment. For example: Diet Pepsi and Diet Coke.
  2. Product Category Competition. This is between products with the same characteristics, such as various soft drinks.
  3. Generic Competition. This is competition between products that respond to the same needs of customers, such as drinks.
  4. Budget Competition. This competition is for the money of the customer (share of wallet), such as between food and entertainment.

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  The Role of Competitors in Strategy and Business Failures - Competitive Strategy, Competitive Environment, Competitive Intelligence, Industry Analysis

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Michael Porter on Competiveness of a Nation - Global Competition, Comparative Advantage, Competition Between Nations and Regions
PEST Analysis for Small and Medium-sized Companies - Initial Understanding of PEST Analysis, Summary
Interview Porter: How to Apply the Five Forces Framework? - Applying the 5 Forces for Fundamental Industry Analysis
Interview Michael Porter: Getting Started with the 5 Forces and Involving Everybody - Initial Understanding of Industry Analysis
Understanding Value Proposition - Introduction to Value Proposition, Teaching

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