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Can you identify companies that use Porter's competitive strategies?
Before you begin writing your response to your discussion question you will need to do some research.
Identify one or more companies that use the strategies listed below:
- Lower cost strategy
- Differentiation strategy
- Cost leadership
- Differentiation
- Cost focus
- Differentiation focus

For each organization, be sure to understand the qualifying factors.
How is Porter's Competitive strategy used by the organization (of your choice above) impacting profitability and productivity of the organization? Based on the research that you did, should the company consider using a different strategy?

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--Companies That Use Porter's Competitive Strategies - Can you identify companies that use Porter's competitive strategies? Before you begin writing your response to your discussion question you will need to do some research. Identify one or more companies that use the strategies listed below. For each organization, be sure to understand the qualifying factors. How is Porter's Competitive strategy used by the organization (of your choice above) impacting profitability and productivity of the organization? Based on the research that you did, should the company consider using a different strategy?

The main objective in using Porter's competitive strategies are in bargaining power of suppliers, threat of new entrants, ...

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The solution provides a review into Porter's Competitiveness in businesses aiming to succeed in their targeted marketplace.

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