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Door welke krachten wordt de concurrentie in een bedrijfstak beheerst? Hoe zullen de concurrenten zich opstellen? Hoe zal de bedrijfstak zich ontwikkelen? Hoe reageren de strategische planners op acties van de concurrenten? Wat is de beste uitgangspositie van het bedrijf op lange termijn? Michael Porters Concurrentiestrategie is het onbetwiste hoogtepunt van de actuele dis ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 401 pages
Published 1998 by Wolters-Noordhoff (first published October 1st 1980)
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Oct 16, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book a lot relative to something most people would find dry and uninteresting. For anyone curious about how industries are structured and how that relates to the strategy they should adopt I would highly recommend this book.

The book is slightly dated by its mention of "microcomputers" along with other now extinct technologies and companies. However, the basic principal's still apply. If Michael Porter's work was not still relevant to managers and industry executives, business profes
Mar 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Harvard professor and management consultant analyzes how countries develop capabilities to maintain or further competitiveness in the global market. The development of software engineers in Bangalore, India is an excellent example of how a region can carve out a niche in the global market. Another example is high-end fashion in Italy. In this era of hyper-competition, countries must look ahead and develop those skills and capabilities that would position it in a place of advantage.
Apr 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Michael Porter's book, Competitive Strategy, forms the basis for much of what is taught in a modern Business Strategy course in an MBA program. Porter lays a foundation for understanding an industry at a macro level. How is the industry structured? With few or many competitors, similarly sized or varied? Understanding the 'lay of the land' for an industry using Porter's framework provides a good schematic of the 'spaces' occupied by different firms. Clusters of firms that target the same custome ...more
Apr 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is probably the best business book I have read. Although it was written over 30 years ago, nearly all of Porter’s points about analyzing industries are still relevant today. Because he establishes a foundational structure at a high enough level, in many cases it seems timeless.

Many of the points Porter makes seem obvious at first, but he backs up each assertion with specific examples and he outlines topics in such a structural manner that everything makes sense and fits together to build t
J.F. Garrard
Sep 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Porter is the gold standard for MBA courses on Strategy. It's a very general book and it teaches you how about how to analyze different businesses depending on what their rivals, industry and market is doing, etc. For example, in looking at competitors, you would think about what their risks are, what their financial goals are , any economic/non-economic organizational values, what kind of managers are in their leadership ranks, etc - things that make them tick. This book teaches you how to thin ...more
Ankur Gupta
Jun 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant and comprehensive! A must read for consultants and managers to learn the basic strategies of business and avoid common pitfalls that seem common sense but give you much wisdom only in hindsight after having make the mistakes (if you haven't read about them already).

The book is an easy read but takes it will take time if you want to internalize well. But that time invested will hopefully be worth it! The examples are obviously dated but the concepts are perfectly applicable even today.
Alaeddin Hallak
The key message in this book:

If you want to be the top dog in your industry, then you’re going to have to put in the time analyzing and understanding your competitors. Everything they do and everything they say can give you insights into how to anticipate their moves and get an edge on the competition.
A concept that Warren Buffett has popularized in the world of investing is circle of competence. It describes what industries and businesses the investor understands well enough to be able to make an informed investment decision. It may be easy to understand the notion but its realization surely is harder than it seems. An integral part is to grasp the inner workings of an industry and the competitive situation of the specific business. A book that has stood the test of time and that will give t ...more
Harikrishnan Thamattoor
After reading this book, what i felt was Mr. Porter has brought a well defined crystal clear structure (framework) to competitive analysis. This book has provided the logic to those people who are responsible for formulating strategic decisions in any company.

The book has divided into three sections. The first section begins with the famous Porter's five force model and provides the general foundation through subsequent chapters. Section 2 explains the more specific analysis of strategy in impor
André Gomes
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business, management
I think that reading this book is essential for executives and entrepreneurs.
The most important concepts in my option that you can learn from it are:
- The five forces of an industry: You will learn how to analyse and understand an industry to then position your company, and create a strategy that can help you win.
- The 3 general competitive strategies: cost leadership, differentiation and focus (niche).
- How to analyse a competitor moves.
Dr. Pete Meyers
While the core concepts are important and I can understand why Porter's 5 Forces are such an integral part of business education, the actual book turned out the be excruciating. It doesn't help that the industries and examples are now decades old, but this is one of the first books in a long time I willfully and guiltlessly stopped reading.
May Ling
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business
This is one of those books that you have to read if you're to take yourself as a business person seriously. If you haven't gone to b-school and already studied this extensively then you should. Thinking about the market, buyers, sellers and competitors this way, particularly if you are doing something new could not be more important. A true 5 star must read.
Bùi Ngọc Liên
I Love competition after reading this book
Florian Herzog
Study book but quite interesting
Victor Volpe
Jul 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve always had this book on my list but had a bit of fear to start it. Always seemed too technical and dense. Because of quarantine and the shortage of options on my library, I decided to finally face it.

And it was exactly what I expected: a very thoughtful and detailed book, yet very dense and hard to read. I’d say it is needed for people that are in business, but not a fun experience.

Why is it needed?

This book is the birth of nowadays business competitive strategy. Pretty much everything aft
Scott Wozniak
Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the greatest books on corporate strategy that's ever been written--and there have been many, many books on that topic.

The starting idea is that it's not just about being good in isolation. It's about offering something better than your competitors can. Many people who have never read the book have heard of Porter's Five Forces: Current Competitors, Bargaining Power of the Buyers, Bargaining Power of the Suppliers, New Entrants into the Market, Availability of Alternative Products/
Anjar Priandoyo
Porter's competitive strategy usually only covered 15-20 minutes in the business school, along with other historical people in management such as Ansof, Schumpeter or Mintzberg. However what makes Porter different is that he is the founder of Monitor, which is at the end a failure, indicating that there is something wrong with his theory, but in the other hand Porter is very popular and like standard jargon among the business school student, which ironically, there are so many cheat sheet and re ...more
Abhi Yerra
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is dense and takes a while to read because it is so full of information on the strategy of a business. Essentially there are four strategies of a business to optimize for profits and if you are outside of these four strategies you end up being stuck in the middle a place where you don’t have any strategic advantage. However, to practice these four strategies: broad market cost advantage, focused market cost advantage, broad market differentiation and focused market differentiation mean ...more
Rob Mills
Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It all seems very obvious today but remains a great read. The book walks through, in detail, how to conduct a reasonable competitive analysis. It's a good checklist and I would re-read it if ever tasked with competive research or strategy work, while it all seems common knowledge now, it's easy to forget this or that angle when you're in the fray. The bit about signalling rang very true to me as I had just gotten off a Texas Instruments conference call where they warned [ADI &al] yet again that ...more
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The value of the insight and research in this book readily apparent. The microeconomic approach applied to the firm strategy level defines the industry approach to competitive strategy. Furthermore, Porter illustrates the use of his own tools and others' in order to analyse an industry, firm, and opportunities. That being said, the exact same knowledge can be gained from a short strategy textbook, with more rigorous proof and contemporary examples. This book is best left to those who want to und ...more
Masatoshi Nishimura
Jun 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business
I used to believe Innovator's Dilemma was the business book, but this one beats every business book. It covers pretty much every situation about any company. While this teaches you the basic principles of business landscape, the concept was too level to apply to your daily business decision making. I would like to read more of his application books.
Sep 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The foundation for academic corporate stategy literature. Porter's 5 forces framework have served Its purpose for over 30 years both in theory and practice. Recommend both for business students to get an entry level understaning, but also more seasoned leaders looking to reflect on their business experiences.
Sergey Dudko
Jul 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The goal of competitive strategy: to find a position in the industry where the company can best defend itself against competitive forces or can influence them

Customers, suppliers, substitutes, and entrants are all “competitors” to firms in the industry

Being the lowest cost producer and being truly differentiated are rarely compatible. Becoming “stuck in the middle is a recipe for disaster
Jun 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finance
Versatile descriptions about companies and it's industries. Strategies to be considered, weighing the pros and cons of every strategy. Though sometimes stuff repeat often, but it only helps in reinforcing the concepts.
Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An exhaustive analysis of competitive dynamics and strategies available in the competitive arena
Personally found it a little overwhelming but hopefully, I will be able to better comprehend the book's central message with multiple readings.
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: management
Strategies even today its applicable. Porter worked on all aspects from Brand strategy to Improving the product line-ups. Simple strategy which gives huge value to our company, employees and end users. Kudos to the author who worked on extensively in these areas.
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-business
Great education. It is essentially a strategy text book, which means there is a new lesson on every single page. The edition I have is from 1980, so the examples are dated, but they are still very clear and illustrate the point. Definitely want to find more by Porter.
Augusto Restrepo
A fantastic book that never gets old!

This book is a great tool to start getting deep knowledge n Competitive strategy. The concepts and the way it approaches the competitive issues never seem to get old. Reads fresh and easy to follow.
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is so useful for strategy students who wants to know more about strategic management in industry and also it can help all strategy lovers to know more about classic strategic environments in business world.
Viktor O.
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors is all about the strategy. It covers a big number of topics in the modern strategy science. Everyone will certainly benefit from the book reading!!!
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Michael E. Porter is the leading authority on competitive strategy, the competitiveness and economic development of nations, states, and regions, and the application of competitive principles to social problems such as health care, the environment, and corporate responsibility.

Professor Porter is generally recognized as the "Father of Strategy", as has been identified in a variety of rankings and

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