We share with you a post published in ‘Investopedia’ in which you can learn more about Michael E. Porter.
“The last of the Five Forces focuses on substitutes. Substitute goods or services that can be used in place of a company’s products or services pose a threat. Companies that produce goods or services for which there are no close substitutes will have more power to increase prices and lock in favorable terms. When close substitutes are available, customers will have the option to forgo buying a company’s product, and a company’s power can be weakened.
Understanding Porter’s Five Forces and how they apply to an industry, can enable a company to adjust its business strategy to better use its resources to generate higher earnings for its investors.” (…)