Discussion 4: Porter – Chapter 6 – Competitor Selection

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Discussion 4: Porter – Chapter 6 – Competitor Selection

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Initial Post – Instructions: Book called, “Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance” by Michael Porter, ISBN # 9781422157985.
After reading Chapter 6 in Porter’s Competitive Advantage text – Competitor Selection, prepare the following discussion post as noted below. Do not just copy from the textbook, but present your response in your own words:

  1. Describe how to distinguish a “good competitor” from a “bad competitor” and why this is useful according to Porter.  Be sure to present this in enough detail to demonstrate your knowledge of the topics covered in the article. Type this analysis in a Word document. The content length should be from 500 to 1,000 words.
  2. Prepare three (3) to five (5) important questions that this article answers. For example, “What is the difference between operational effectiveness and strategy?”  You will not answer your own questions – just post the questions (not the answers).

Click REPLY and post your prepared response as follows:

  1. Attach your Word document (containing your detailed analysis of the chapter).
  2. Type your 3-5 questions in the discussion text box.
  3. Submit your post.


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