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PDF | ï¾ ï¾ “All practicing managers and business decision makers should be Business and Competitive Analysis begins with end-to-end. STRATEGIC AND COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS: 1 Methods and Techniques for Analyzing Business Competition STRATEGIC AND COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS. Business and Competitive Analysis. What surprises us about competitive and strategic analysis is the relatively limited number of tools and techniques used by .
Competitor analysis Instead, we have extensively reviewed the literature in the field, considered survey research and our own experiences in determining those we view as potentially being the most valuable across a broad range of applications in the analysis process. We have tried to make the book easy for the reader to use. Ultimately though, drawing boundaries or boxes around industries, products and markets is a matter of judgment and judgment needs to take account of the purpose of the analysis. Enter the email address you signed up with and we'll email you a reset link. By Ricardo Sousa.
We wanted to provide our readers with a helpful text that would assist them in understanding the business and competitive factors impacting their organizations. We know from our own experience and research and most experts recognize that better analysis is positively associated with better decision-making and strategic thinking.
We trust our readers will find this guide of value in your endeavors to understand and evaluate your competitive world. The Audience The book was written with both the CI specialist and non-specialist in mind. The book encourages readers to review, understand and improve the current practices of business and competitive analysis with which they are engaged.
How to Use the Book To assist our readers, the majority of this book is self-contained with the array of analytical techniques being supported by references for further reading for those individuals that want lengthier treatments.
The book is organized into three main sections. Section one provides an introduction that establishes the context for the comprehensive selection of analytical tools.
As such, it includes several chapters that describe and discuss the basic facts about analysis, and how analysis relates to strategy, business and competitive intelligence. We strongly recommend that readers thoroughly review it before progressing into the remaining sections containing the analytical techniques themselves. We have tried to make the book easy for the reader to use. The basic structure of the chapters containing the analytical techniques is common throughout the book.
Readers will benefit themselves by becoming comfortable with the template that we describe thoroughly in chapter 4. We did not design the book for the reader to complete in one sitting.
Instead, we have designed it in order that it may be frequently used as a handy comparison and reference source. In this respect, it can be applied in a "just in time" fashion so as to proactively or concurrently meet analytical needs as they arise in the larger CI process The book features conceptual ideas about business and competitive analysis along with a strong bias toward practical application.
Among the unique aspects of this book that readers should find valuable are that: Here, for the first time, the most commonly used models are defined and explained in one book.
The Strategy and CI Process 2. Analysis and its Pitfalls 3. Strategic Analytical Techniques 4. GE business screen matrix 6. Industry analysis 7.
Strategic group analysis 8. SWOT analysis 9. Value chain analysis Section 2: Competitive and Customer Analysis Techniques Blindspot analysis Competitor analysis Customer segmentation analysis Customer value analysis Functional capability and resource analysis Management profiling Section 3: Environmental Analysis Techniques Issue analysis Your target market may be willing to pay more for peace of mind, expedited shipping or just overall website experience.
You must maintain profitable margins in order to run your business. You cannot compromise in this arena. Take the time to find as many reviews of your competitors as possible, including everything from product reviews on their website to business reviews on social media to comments left on their blog. You may see an opportunity to let your customer service shine above the other players in your competitive environment. Also our rewards program has driven sales to us from customers who normally purchase from our competitors.
Take a look at all of the social media channels you can think of — including Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Reddit and Twitter — and ask:.
Also use tools like Ahrefs to gauge the amount of organic traffic your competitors are receiving. TreadBands growth has happened by word of mouth highlighted with social media, specifically Instagram, to help entice a new buyer. From here people started buying the product, telling their friends and searching online for more info. Strategic and competitive analysis: Juli Lin. Methods and Techniques for Analyzing Business Competition By Craig Fleisher and Babette Bensoussan Prentice Hall, Book Description Given the priority of competitiveness in modern companies, practitioners of competitive or strategic corporate intelligence CI need to come to terms with what business and competitive analysis is and how it works.
More importantly, they need to be able to convert the wealth of available data and information into a valuable form for decision-making and action. Collected data must be converted into intelligence. This is accomplished through analysis. Strategic and Competitive Analysis comprehensively examines the wide spectrum of techniques involved in analyzing business and competitive data and information including environmental analysis, industry analysis, competitor analysis, and temporal analysis models.
It helps business analysts and decision-makers to draw effective conclusions from limited data and to put together information that does not often fit together at first glance. The Analysis Iceberg Strategic management involves all aspects of a business and requires a knowledge and understanding of the environmental impacts on an organization to ensure that correct decisions are made and taken.
It is not just about looking at best fit but of taking into account the needs of different stakeholders and diagnosing the factors required to formulate a good strategy. So how do you formulate strategies and ensure they are the right ones? Instead, it is the examination and evaluation of the information through analysis that is the key to defining appropriate strategies.
This process requires skill, time and effort. While most organizations gather some forms of competitive information, few formally analyze it and integrate the results into their business strategy. When we use the word analysis we mean the separation of the whole into its constituent parts to understand each parts value, kind, quantity or quality.
It is not about reasoning from the universal or general to the particular called synthesis nor is it about summarizing the information collected. It is about breaking down an issue into its parts. Analysis is a multifaceted, multi-disciplinary combination of scientific and non-scientific processes by which an individual interprets the data or information to provide meaningful insights. It is used to derive correlations, evaluate trends and patterns, identify performance gaps and above all to identify and evaluate opportunities available to organizations.
The reason we do analysis is that although there may be plenty of information around, the issues being analyzed are often quite complex and the overall reality of the situation may not be all that obvious at first glance. Ultimately though, drawing boundaries or boxes around industries, products and markets is a matter of judgment and judgment needs to take account of the purpose of the analysis. Fortunately the precise delineations used in establishing boundaries is seldom critical to the outcome of the analysis as long as we remain wary of the influences that are operating and understand the assumptions, biases and mindsets that we bring to any analytical process.
Premises Underlying the Development of the Book There are literally hundreds of business and competitive analysis techniques that we could have included in this book. It was not our intention to offer an exhaustive listing of the population of these techniques assuming that it could be accurately done in the first place.
Instead, we have extensively reviewed the literature in the field, considered survey research and our own experiences in determining those we view as potentially being the most valuable across a broad range of applications in the analysis process. Although we have tried to include both "classic" and evolving techniques, we recognize that some techniques that are being used in consulting and industry may not be included here.
We recognize and hope that analysts will creatively develop techniques not included in this book that provide for better outcomes in their specific contexts. The reader should also be alert to the fact that any listing of techniques is bound to run into a variety of problems of semantics and definitional confusion. Some of the techniques included in this book are known by multiple names. This may have occurred because the technique came to be associated with a particular originating organization e.
We recognize that some of the techniques included in this book have seen modifications in use over the years or are derivatives of other closely related techniques.
In all cases, we have tried to include and describe the most popularly known versions of the techniques as opposed to all of a technique's possible derivatives. We have tried to alert the reader to where there is overlap between techniques by suggesting that the reader refer to the overlapping constructs elsewhere in the text. We must also note to our readers that it was not our intention to "invent a new wheel" when it comes to the analytical techniques.
The techniques we have included herein all have a history.