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Is CC REALLY Different from FF?

The trouble with this article and concept is that it begins by suggesting that CC is opposite to Porter's FF approach in that it places CC at the start as opposed to FF which places market, competition and customer first. Then you read down to the "Three test for identifying a Core Competence" and find market, competitor and customer.

  Kim Warren
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Core Competence differences versus Five Forces

Of course CC is different from FF. FF is an industry-level framework for assessing profit opportunities generally, and says nothing about any particular firm at all. CC seeks deep competences that may allow a firm to perform strongly in its industry. No-one said you only need CC and can forget about the competitive environment. Like most strategy tools CC and FF are merely individual tools that may be necessary to identify a strong strategic position.

  Christine Nakimbugwe
 

Core Competencies and Five Forces

CC and FF are both tools that an organisation can (...)

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