Blue Ocean Strategy Vs. Five Forces

The blue ocean strategy is a theory that states companies can gain a competitive advantage by creating whole new markets through value innovation (so-called blue oceans) where competition doesn’t exist yet. Porter’s five forces is a model that looks at five core forces to assess the completion in a given marketplace.

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A blue ocean is a strategy where the boundaries of existing markets are redefined, and new uncontested markets are created. At its core, there is value innovation, for which uncontested markets are created, where competition is made irrelevant. And the cost-value trade-off is broken. Thus, companies following a blue ocean strategy offer much more value at a lower cost for the end customers.
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Porter’s Five Forces is a model that helps organizations to gain a better understanding of their industries and competition. Published for the first time by Professor Michael Porter in his book “Competitive Strategy” in the 1980s. The model breaks down industries and markets by analyzing them through five forces

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