There are More than Porter's 5 Forces!

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There are More than Porter's 5 Forces!
Wasike, Kenya
We also have other forces that operate together with Porters model. For example Government, Society and natural phenomena. These other three factors can be a threat or an opportunity to any business venture:
- Government with its legal policies
- Society with its demands and pressures on organizations, and
- Natural disasters.
Take an example of a slaughter house in dry areas where cows are dying out of draught, a textile company in Nakuru where cotton growing in Kenya collapsed because the government allowed the importation of second hand clothe, talk of a mining company that requires the residents to leave their land for another settlement and yet the residents are feel cheated out of the deal. Therefore, in industry competitiveness, government, society and natural phenomena can not be ignored.

Additional Factors in Porter's Five Forces
Maria Mosha-Mtenga, Chartered certified accountant, South Africa
Remember that all these models (porter's models; pestel etc) are academic and are purely a guideline for the business world to interpret/use in their practical world. There are other factors that should be taken into account (government, society pressure... etc) and you will find that all of these factors are integrated.

There are More Forces Than the Original 5
Martyn Richard Jones, Strategy Consultant
According to most references, the sixth force is government or the public. Martyn Richard Jones, whilst consulting at Groupe Bull, developed an augmented 5 forces model in Scotland in 1993. It is based on Porter's model and includes Government (national and regional) as well as Pressure Groups as the notional 6th force. This model was the result of work carried out as part of Groupe Bull's Knowledge Asset Management Organisation initiative.
Source: Wikipedia.



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