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Methods and concepts for Value Based Management (VBM)


The Five Forces model of Porter is an outside-in business unit strategy tool that is used to make an analysis of the attractiveness (value...) of an industry structure. The Competitive Forces analysis is made by the identification of 5 fundamental competitive forces:

Porter's competitive forces model is probably one of the most often used business strategy tools and has proven its usefulness on numerous occasions. Porter's model is particularly strong in thinking outside-in. Care should therefore be taken not to underestimate or underemphasize the importance of the (existing) strengths of the organization (inside-out) when applying this five competitive forces framework of Porter.

From a Value Based Management point of view, the Five Forces model (Market/Industry Attractiveness) of Porter can be seen as one of two dimensions in maximizing corporate value creation. The other value creation dimension is how well a company performs relatively towards its competitors (Relative Competitive Position), for which two other Porter-models are frequently used: the Value Chain framework and Porter's Competitive Advantage.