It was a great delivery. Great theory, need some time to absorb and to apply it to my situations. There was a problem loading your book clubs. The book is very basic and takes you back to your college/MBA days. Philip Kotler S.C. Johnson & Son, Distinguished Professor of International Marketing, Northwestern University Porter's books on competitive strategy are the seminal works in the field. To avoid needless repetition, the term "product" rather than "product or service" will be used to refer to the output of an industry, even though the principles of structural analysis developed here apply equally to product and service businesses. Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? Doesn’t give anything incremental to what you learnt from your MBA days. In 1983, Professor Porter was appointed to President Reagan's Commission on Industrial Competitiveness, the initiative that triggered the competitiveness debate in America. Competition in this broader sense might be termed extended rivalry. The book is the epitome of competitive strategies. All five competitive forces jointly determine the intensity of industry competition and profitability, and the strongest force or forces are governing and become crucial from the point of view of strategy formulation. A number of important economic and technical characteristics of an industry are critical to the strength of each competitive force. I'm very impressed, this is the original. Reviewed in the United States on July 15, 2017. Download ebook Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors EPUB By Michael E. Porter Download ebook Conflict Management: A Practical Guide to Developing Negotiation Strategies EPUB By Barbara A. Budjac Corvette Ph.D. The essence of formulating competitive strategy is relating a company to its environment. The intensity of competition in an industry is neither a matter of coincidence nor bad luck. Now nearing its sixtieth printing in English and translated into nineteen languages, Michael E. Porter's, Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance, On Competition (Harvard Business Review Book), Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy, Porter's Five Forces: Understand competitive forces and stay ahead of the competition (Management & Marketing Book 1), Competitive Advantage of Nations: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance, Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant, Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works. Please try again. Although such factors may have tactical significance, the focus of the analysis of industry structure, or "structural analysis," is on identifying the basic, underlying characteristics of an industry rooted in its economics and technology that shape the arena in which competitive strategy must be set. For example, even a company with a very strong market position in an industry where potential entrants are no threat will earn low returns if it faces a superior, lower-cost substitute. Companies diversifying through acquisition into the industry from other markets often use their resources to cause a shake-up, as Philip Morris did with Miller beer. Competitive strategy : techniques for analyzing industries and competitors by Porter, Michael E., 1947-Publication date 1980 Topics I recently looked at books on strategy in the Amazon lists and found that of the top 20 selling books only one had some new ideas on strategy. How could this book get anything less than 5 stars? Rather, competition in an industry is rooted in its underlying economic structure and goes well beyond the behavior of current competitors. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Economies of scale refer to declines in unit costs of a product (or operation or function that goes into producing a product) as the absolute volume per period increases. The underlying structure of an industry, reflected in the strength of the forces, should be distinguished from the many short-run factors that can affect competition and profitability in a transient way. I recently looked at books on strategy in the Amazon lists and found that of the top 20 selling books only one had some new ideas on strategy. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. The strength of the competitive forces in an industry determines the degree to which this inflow of investment occurs and drives the return to the free market level, and thus the ability of firms to sustain above-average returns. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors. The recipient of the Wells Prize in Economics, the Adam Smith Award, three McKinsey Awards, and honorary doctorates from the Stockholm School of Economics and six other universities, Porter is the author of fourteen books, among them. For example, scale economies in production, research, marketing, and service are probably the key barriers to entry in the mainframe computer industry, as Xerox and General Electric sadly discovered. The threat of entry into an industry depends on the barriers to entry that are present, coupled with the reaction from existing competitors that the entrant can expect. Reads fresh and easy to follow. Industry structure has a strong influence in determining the competitive rules of the game as well as the strategies potentially available to the firm. Hardcover, 396 pages. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. You are listening to a sample of the Audible narration for this Kindle book. 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