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                                      Porters Five Forces - Competitive Analysis

                                      The Threat of New Entrants

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                                      Introduction to the Threat of New Entrants

                                      An analysis of the threat of new entrants will discover how high the entry barriers are in your industry. An industry with high barriers to entry will have less risk from new competitors than an industry with low barriers to entry.

                                      You will find that new entrants to an industry tend to increase the competitive rivalry of the industry.


                                      Why does competitive rivalry increase when a new competitor enters your industry?

                                      A new competitor to an industry has no existing customers, if they intend to survive in the industry they will need to quickly gain market share. To do this they will generally adopt an aggressive growth strategy.

                                      As they start to poach customers the existing competitors respond to protect their business. This response tends to reduce margins across the industry.

                                      The exception to this is when an industry is in rapid growth, in this scenario the new entrants growth comes from growth in the industries customer base.

                                      Now, let’s find out how you can use Porters Five Forces to assess the the threat of new entrants to your industry.

                                       

                                       

                                      Analyzing the threat of new entrants

                                      Your analysis of the threat of new entrants seeks to identify the “barriers to entry” or the things about your industry that will make it harder for a new entrant to shift into your industry.

                                      To analyses the threat of new entrants to your industry, you will need to consider the following factors,

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                                      Analysis Criteria

                                      Description

                                      Economies of scale

                                       

                                      Refers to the total size of an industry and the level of concentration within that industry

                                      A large industry dominated by a few high volume competitors is going to be harder for a new entrant to enter than an industry with a large number of small to medium competitors.

                                      Proprietary product differences 

                                       

                                      Refers to tangible product differences with either your product or your services that your customers value

                                      Are products in your industry seen as a commodity, interchangeable, or do unique differences between products?

                                      Brand identity

                                       

                                      Refers to an intangible quality about your product or service that your customer’s value, the question you seek to answer is

                                      Is your industry dominated by competitors that have brands that customers prefer to use?

                                      Switching costs

                                       

                                      Refers to any cost incurred by your customers to switch to another or a new competitor

                                      Capital requirements

                                       

                                      Refers to the total up front capital investment required for another organization to setup in competition with you.

                                      The more start-up capital that is required the less likely additional competitors will enter the market. If limited capital is required then additional new entrants could be expected.

                                      Access to distribution

                                       

                                      Refers to the ease with which a new entrant could gain access to distribute their products or services.

                                      You will have developed methods to distribute your products to your customers, the harder it is for new entrants to replicate this distribution system the less likely new entrants are to enter and remain in your industry.

                                      Absolute cost advantage

                                       

                                      Refers to the cost of producing your product or service

                                      Do you have a good location, long term arrangements for access to raw materials or unique production or distribution system that makes it hard for anyone to compete with you?

                                      Government policy

                                       

                                      Refers to a government regulation or policy which prevents or prohibits others from entering your industry

                                      If a permit or licence is required this will make it less likely that you will have new competitors in your industry. Commercial fishing, logging and mining, banking and insurance are a few examples where in some countries regulation will act as a barrier to entry.

                                      Expected retaliation

                                       

                                      Refers to the response existing competitors may take to the emergence of a new competitor.

                                      Types of retaliation include dropping prices, offering increased incentives to buy, offering additional service for the same price.

                                      The greater the profitability of an industry the more likely retaliatory action will be. 

                                      Industry Profitability

                                       

                                      The more profitable your industry the more attractive it will be to new competitors.

                                      The less profitable your industry the less likely there will be a new competitor to your industry.

                                      Do not assess your profitability it is the profitability of your industry that you need to look at. If your business is a poor performer or a star in your industry it does not matter, you need to focus on the industry average.

                                      Stage in industry life cycle 

                                      If an industry is new or emerging you will expect to see an increase in the number of competitors in that industry, however if an industry is mature or in decline you are less likely to see new entrants.

                                      For example: The Internet is making it possible for more people to produce and distribute music, this is re starting the music distribution life cycle and is increasing competitors for the major recording labels.

                                       

                                       

                                      Template to Assess the Threat of New Entrants

                                      Analysis Criteria

                                      Risk Rating

                                      High

                                      Medium

                                      Low

                                      Economies of scale

                                       

                                       

                                       

                                      Proprietary product differences 

                                       

                                       

                                       

                                      Brand identity

                                       

                                       

                                       

                                      Switching costs

                                       

                                       

                                       

                                      Capital requirements

                                       

                                       

                                       

                                      Access to distribution

                                       

                                       

                                       

                                      Absolute cost advantage

                                       

                                       

                                       

                                      Government policy

                                       

                                       

                                       

                                      Expected retaliation

                                       

                                       

                                       

                                      Industry Profitability

                                       

                                       

                                       

                                      Stage in industry life cycle 

                                       

                                       

                                       

                                      Overall Risk Rating

                                       

                                       

                                      Alternative Template for the Threat of New Entrants

                                      The following free strategic planning template can be used to determine if each of the factors that affect the threat of new entrants has a positive or negative risk.
                                      You can then give an overall rating for this force.

                                      Analysis Criteria

                                      Comments

                                      Rating

                                      Economies of scale

                                         

                                      Proprietary product differences

                                         

                                      Brand identity

                                         

                                      Switching costs

                                         

                                      Capital requirements

                                         

                                      Access to distribution

                                         

                                      Absolute cost advantage

                                         

                                      Government policy

                                         

                                      Expected retaliation

                                         

                                      Industry Profitability

                                         

                                      Stage of Industry Life Cycle

                                         

                                      The threat of new entrants overall rating

                                       

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                                      After completing your Analysis

                                      After completing your analysis you should transfer the key highlights to your SWOT analysis. Generally, you only need to add high level commentary to your SWOT.

                                      Given that Porters five forces is an industry analysis technique you will only need to update the opportunities and threats in your SWOT analysis.

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