Michael Eugene Porter (born May 23, )[2] is the. Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at The Insti- tute for Strategy and Competitiveness, based at . The threat of entry is low when the barriers to entry are high and vice versa. The main barriers to entry are: Economies of scale/high fixed costs. Experience and. young economist and associate professor, Michael E. Porter. “Porter's five forces” have shaped a generation of academic research and business practice.

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5. Critique. 1 Introduction. The model of the Five Competitive Forces was developed by Michael E. Porter in his book. „Competitive Strategy: Techniques for. Awareness of these forces can help a company stake out a position in its industry that is less vulnerable to attack. Michael E. Porter . 5. Access to distribution channels. The newcomer on the block must, of course, secure distribution of its. “Porter's five forces” have shaped a generation of academic research and business practice. With prodding and assistance from Harvard Business.

Five external industry forces affecting an organization. Porter in to understand how five key competitive forces are affecting an industry. The five forces identified are: These forces determine an industry structure and the level of competition in that industry. The stronger competitive forces in the industry are the less profitable it is. An industry with low barriers to enter, having few buyers and suppliers but many substitute products and competitors will be seen as very competitive and thus, not so attractive due to its low profitability. Threat of new entrants. This force determines how easy or not it is to enter a particular industry. If an industry is profitable and there are few barriers to enter, rivalry soon intensifies. When more organizations compete for the same market share, profits start to fall. It is essential for existing organizations to create high barriers to enter to deter new entrants.

Airfares go down in real terms let alone after adjusting for inflation and on-board products are getting better, travel becomes safer, i. The five force analysis shows why this is the case.

How Competitive Forces Shape Strategy

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Five forces analysis Uber Now to our own Five Forces analysis. I have written a lot about Uber.

This plays a role in a number of the forces. Similar to the drivers, customers are multi-homing. But this may change if the industry ends up becoming a winner-takes- almost -all. Lower transaction and search costs, shorter waiting times and lower costs. This is in comparison to other means of transport.

But in comparison to other ride-hailing companies there is very little differentiation, thus price will play a big role Buyer information availability: high. Those people who know about Uber also know Lyft and other ride-hailing companies Power of distribution channels: low.

In this case, we are talking about the app and all competing apps can be equally easily installed.

All competing ride-hailing can be used equally easily. I have not yet seen elasticity data for the supply side, i. But there is lots of discussion on public level of Uber underpaying drivers Uber of course states the opposite. Some drivers are multi-homing by driving for Uber and Lyft or other ride-hailing companies at different times. Due to the indirect network effects and the scale that Uber has reached in some cities, they can offer low idle times which lead to comparable per hour wages as taxi drivers but in less absolute time on the street.

One of the first things the new CEO did was give in to a long-standing request of the drivers to introduce tipping which Kalanick had refused for so long.

Porter's five forces analysis

Also, in some European legislation, riders for food delivery companies now have been ruled to be employees of the platform. This could set a precedence for ride-hailing companies further increasing their bargaining power. Anyone can program an app. But will you be able to scale it up?

Any new entrant needs to get to critical mass. This is often costly in terms of acquiring the supply side and the demand side Uber has spent billions on demand generation. Customer acquisition costs are very high as seen in the battle with Didi.

Will investors be willing to fork out capital for a new entrant to fight an already established brand like Uber? Will a new entrant be able to get to critical mass on the driver side to provide a comparable value proposition e. Could new entrants come from unexpected areas?

Maybe Apple, Microsoft, Ford, Toyota, Volkswagen or other companies that already have a huge customer bases and a brand who can mobilise them at low marginal costs? Economies of scale: Can Uber scale up in a way that they have lower unit costs that makes it very hard for new entrants? The answer likely is yes Can this help Uber increase their lead?

Strategy: Porter’s Five Forces explained (plus example Uber)

This will discourage investors to support new entrants in markets where Uber is strong mainly the US The most likely scenario here is not that another global Uber emerges but rather several local competitors. Buyers exert strong bargaining power when: Buying in large quantities or control many access points to the final customer; Only few buyers exist; They threaten to backward integrate ; There are many substitutes; Buyers are price sensitive.

Threat of substitutes. This force is especially threatening when buyers can easily find substitute products with attractive prices or better quality and when buyers can switch from one product or service to another with little cost.

Rivalry among existing competitors.

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This force is the major determinant on how competitive and profitable an industry is. In competitive industry, firms have to compete aggressively for a market share, which results in low profits.

Rivalry among competitors is intense when: There are many competitors; Industry of growth is slow or negative; Products are not differentiated and can be easily substituted; Competitors are of equal size; Low customer loyalty.

Although, Porter originally introduced five forces affecting an industry, scholars have suggested including the sixth force: complements. For example, iTunes was created to complement iPod and added value for both products. But how to use this tool?

We have identified the following steps: Step 1. Gather the information on each of the five forces Step 2. Analyze the results and display them on a diagram Step 3.

Formulate strategies based on the conclusions Step 1. Gather the information on each of the five forces. We have already identified the most important factors in the table below.

Porter's Five Forces Factors.

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