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Industry's intensity of competition

Select an industry of your choice from the list below. Evaluate the industry in terms of the five factors that determine an industry's intensity of competition. Based on your analysis what are your expectations about the industry's profitability in the short run (1-2 years) and the long run (5-10 years)? The response does not have to include assessments of the specific rates of return; this is more of a qualitative exercise. The industries are (as defined by the S&P 500):

Consumer discretionary
Consumer staples
Health Care
Information Technology

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Five forces model is given by Michael Porter to analyze the industry magnetism and the competitive intensity. Five forces that are used to analyze the intensity of competition existing in the industry are entry of competitors, threat of substitutes, bargaining power of buyers, bargaining of suppliers and rivalry among the existing players. These five forces are helpful for assessing the condition of the industry, in order to find out the rationale for competitive advantage.

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Industry analysis

Telecommunication industry is selected for the five force analysis. It is evident that industry ...

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