Business Networking: Forces are Getting Connected

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Anil Kshatriya
Professor, India

Business Networking: Forces are Getting Connected

I think, there is an interesting phenomena around us due to business networking. Can't we say that the basic model has now evolved into a more integrated one? I believe the 'forces' are now getting connected. For example, threat of new entrant and threat of a substitute consolidate in the case of "Chinese" product entering competition. Similarly other forces are forming permutations. I would like to hear from all on this...


Porters 5 Forces

My personal view is not to struggle at the same place, rather in today's economy the best is to have a Blue Ocean Strategy. Of course the choice would depend on the SWOT/TOWS matrix.

  Pradip Kumar
Educator, India

Five Forces Theory of Porter - Substitutes

Well, the Chinese (for that matter any country) entering into a market (read country) is not a substitute. A substitute is a product or sometimes product category that might be used as replacement for the product of the industry. For example, polycarbonate is a substitute for glass eyeglasses used in spectacles; nylon bags used in grains transportation are substitute of jute bags.

  John D. Ramos

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  Mario A. G. Lopez

Porter Model should Evolve for Current Turbulence

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  Mario A. G. Lopez

The Rubustness of the Porter Five Forces Model

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  Anil Kshatriya
Professor, India

@ Everybody

Deal all, by use of the term Chinese I don't inten (...)

  Anders Nystrom
Management Consultant, Sweden

More Integration in the Factors of the Model

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Use Bidirectional Arrows in Porter's Five Forces

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  Anil Kshatriya
Professor, India

@ Sara F

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  Anders Nystrom
Management Consultant, Sweden

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  Ser Wah Oh
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Porter's 5 Forces is a Static Model

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