Porter 5 Forces Analysis Paper

Read the following article:

Porter, M.E. (2008). The five competitive forces that shape strategy. Harvard Business Review, 86(1),
79-93. Retrieved from Business Source Complete. ( Find the attached article pls)

At the end of Week 1 students will be assigned a company to research. In this business analysis paper students are to thoroughly analyze the assigned company and prepare a five forces analysis specific to the assigned company and industry. ( My company is Entegris, Inc.)

Criteria for the paper:

  • Minimum of four (4) pages, to maximum (5) five pages (not including Porter Model illustration, title page, or reference page and any additional appendices).
  • APA style and formatting required. However, no abstract is required for this paper
  • Include a 1-page Porter model illustrating your analysis
  • Reference page and title page
  • Include at least two outside references (not including the Porter article)

Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Analysis is concise, detailed, thorough; accounts for all five forces


Demonstrated understanding of article concepts


Research sources are thorough and appropriate for business analysis


Applies article concepts appropriately to selected business and industry


Prepares five forces model that clearly ties in with analysis


Writing style: concise, clear, master’s-level, APA format


Flawless spelling, punctuation, grammar; Business-style writing




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