The five forces of Porter's work on corporate strategy were defined in 1979. Its founder, Michael Porter, professor at Harvard, draws on his specialty to create the matrix bearing his name.
As part of his business strategy, Michael Porter's specialty was based on optimizing the resources and expertise of the company to match them with threats and market opportunities.
His best known model is the SWOT (strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats). Many researchers have improved upon the matrix of Porter, including Igor Ansoff (Professor of Industrial Administration) and Henry Mintzberg (professor, Management Sciences University).
Three approaches are adopted in the corporate strategy. Firstly, the marketing approach of differentiation will compete and define the adequacy of client needs, through the awakening of interest. Then, the financial approach to global challenge will mention the profitability of financial resources. Finally, the organizational approach, aims to promote synergies and the flow of information.
The objective is to adopt a macro-economic vision of the business problem. The Five Forces Model of Porter presents the factors affecting business performance. Initially presented on the basis of five characteristics incident on an organization, some add a sixth force through the government.
Moreover, in recent years, Michael Porter has defined the role of "ins" with the recent presentation of 5 (+1) Forces of Porter. The objective is to control the environmental factors in order to obtain a competitive advantage.
The analysis using matrix Porter allows an overall view of the competitive
environment of the company.
For Porter, a market is an energy that is equivalent to the sum of the forces within it. A competitive industry is composed of 5 forces whose objective is to recover each force profit. This test can identify these forces to better understand their evolution in the future. Also helps to select the most attractive markets and guide business strategy so that it plays on some of these forces for change in the competitive market structure when it is possible
The matrix of Porter is still a recognized model, topical and operational. The five forces are initially identified by the element of the business environment. It is necessary to take into account the internal environment in particular the humans within the company.
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[...] The main risk is to lose the sales of products benefiting from lower production costs. Market analysis leads to different strategies: business strategies to compete The most influential classification of business strategies has been developed on the basis of the study of the forces of competition described above. This is due to Porter who distinguishes between strategies of cost leadership, product differentiation and domination by time. - Cost leadership "Be cheaper than the competition" - Product differentiation: "Be different than the competition" - Domination by time: "Be faster than the competition" A company that offers a product with the same utility as its competitors (homogeneous product) may request a maximum price equal to that of its competitors to be competitive. [...]
[...] Finally, it appears that the matrix is difficult to apply in the state in small structures. In addition, government intervention is not negligible given the impact that national policies can have on business competitiveness on an international scale. The scale is increasingly common in a globalized room. Finally, it is certain that the tool Porter gave us is interesting and is sometimes widely adopted within certain structures, but its implementation still requires adaptation to the context. The matrix is a diagnostic tool, but it does not provide all the answers. [...]
[...] The traditional method of analyzing an industry is the 5 forces of Porter. However as most of a company's activities are carried out through alliances, a need was felt to be competitive: the cooperative advantage. Burton wrote a strategy paper that offers "five sources of advantages in the framework of cooperation with the forces of Porter. Together, these analytical frameworks allow the incorporation of collaboration in industry analysis and strategy that allows an increased competitive advantage. III) Critics of the Matrix The previous sections have identified the various actors in the Porter model. [...]
[...] This is why the latest books and articles on the subject speak of the 5 forces of Michael Porter. For example, in some industries, the number of companies may be limited by licenses issued by the state. These include the necessary license for mobile phones with their own relay network in France ( the fourth was denied Free (Iliad Group) in October 2007 Other industries must meet safety criteria defined by laws to protect workers or consumers (e.g. food or toys for children). [...]
[...] As we have seen, this part has highlighted the main limitations that have been made regarding Porter model. This is a non-exhaustive list, but can still support the fact that this model should be used with caution, since it is clear that it does not deal with all situations a company can meet in a given market. However, all of these limits cannot question the usefulness of this model. Conclusion Porter matrix is still a recognized model, which is reported and operated. The five forces are initially identified as components of the business environment. [...]
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