Government as 6th Force in Porter's Five Forces

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Naveen Ahuja, India

Government as 6th Force in Porter's Five Forces

Who can give an explanation of the government factor in Porter's Five Forces? What is it? Who introduced it?

  Abdur Rob, Bangladesh

Example Goverment Force in Five Forces

I can't tell you who introduced this 6th Force, but the example below can justify the reason.
Nowadays, many Governments have established regularity bodies. As an example, in Bangladesh, Bangladesh Telecom Regularity Commission (BTRC) fixed the price ceiling (BTD 0.25 - BDT 2.00) for cellular phone. This is one of the forces for the cellular operators to maintain this price range.

  Alchui, Singapore

Government and 5 Forces

The Government plays the role of "Caregiver/Policeman" who regulates the economy [See Porter's Diamond of National Advantage]. Government "provides" the land space for development, upgrading and funding schools and skills, size of population and labour force, attract foreign investors, encourage entrepreunership, regulates the imports and exports, regulates the industries and its business policies, etc. The Government will "nurture" the growing industries, thus some firms/industries benefit from this force more than the others.

  Dr. Uditha Liyanage, Sri Lanka


Government, the proposed sixth factor may well imp...

  Anders Nystrom, Sweden

The 6th force

I have a background in systemical thinking, the th...

  K. Gopalakrishnan, India

Govt. as the 6th Force

I had modified the Five Forces of Porter with Gove...

  Stefan Guenther, Germany

Government as the 6th Force

I work in the financial industry and particularly ...

  David Paul, India

Re: Government sixth factor?

If you give a chance of reading the Book 'Only the...

  Deb M, Singapore

Role of Government

Government Forces can either be categorized as a B...

  Jeswan SinghPS
Engineer, Malaysia

Free Market or Controlled Economy

Porters model works well or is more suited to a fr...

Turnaround Manager, Netherlands

Government in Five Forces

Hi, if you believe Mr. Porter then government is n...

  Jagdish B Acharya
Consultant, India

Let Government Be Out of the 5 Forces Model

Governmental controls normally affect all forces a...

  Mario A. G. Lopez, Philippines

Early Enrichments of the Original Model by Austern

Sometime in the late '80s, Porter's Harvard collea...

  Elliot Wood
Business Consultant, Australia

Porter's Original Article

I think in his original article on the Five Forces...

  Martyn Richard Jones

Originator of the 6th Force of the Model

According to most references, the sixth force is g...


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