4-1 Discussion: Porter’s Five Forces and Strategy

The discussion this week is based on two articles from Harvard Business Review: “What Is Strategy?” and “The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy.” These articles and the questions that follow will inform your thought process as you work through the remaining milestones for your final project.

How do you see Porter’s five forces affecting your company’s financial strategy for being competitive in the marketplace? How do the same five forces affect your projections and ideas for future business opportunities?

Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. Provide insight to your classmates as to how you see the five forces affecting their strategy and projections

Note: Harvard Business Publishing does not allow direct linking to articles in the Harvard Business Review from course management systems such as Blackboard. To locate the “Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy” article, click on the article’s title. This will open the search page for the Business Source Complete database. Type in the article title “The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy” and click the Search button. That will bring up the article’s record and link to its text.