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Marketing Strategy course presentation for ITM, Mumbai. Sessions 4 & 5

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  • Key Words - adequate quantities, in convenient locations, and at times when customers want to buy them
  • World is not just flat but also small. Half of what you use is not made in your home town. Check yourself and jot down the list of items on you and guess where they are made and how it is possible! The world is your market and of course there are niche markets, but still everything and anything can be available at your arms length today.
  • India is not a major hub for manufacturing ‘tech products’, but is amongst the largest consumer. How would it be possible if:The producer / marketer did not identify this ‘need’The producer / marketer did not find a ‘nearby’ manufacturing hubThe producer / marketer did not find a way to make these products available in India.Example: Dell products.
  • Producers may not have knowledge of all markets. More often than not, the channel provides effective and inexpensive ways to reach end consumers and the information required to decide on such markets.
  • Speciality Store: Ex: The Body Shop, CromaDepartment Store: Ex: Big BazaarSupermarket: Ex. HypercityConvenience Store: Mom-and-pop stores, Kirana storesNon-Store Retailing: Direct Selling: Financial Services products (Ex: Mutual Funds) Direct Marketing Telemarketing: Cards Television Direct Response Marketing: TSN Network products Electronic Shopping: All internet stores Automatic vending: Not a concept in India yet Buying service: Catalogue marketingCorporate Retailing: Bulk retailers
  • Retailing in itself is a huge topic and there are specialist courses for retailing as a subject.With the advent of international trade and availability of investments across the world, logistics and channels have become increasingly important. How else would you have Aldo, Tag Heuer, Fossil, Benetton, FCUK etc in India?
  • Probably the biggest game-changer in marketing as it stands today.Selling / marketing / communicating etc has been made easy to a larger section of the public because of internet.
  • Forward & Backward Flow
  • Analyze Customers’ Desired Service Output LevelsLot sizeWaiting timeSpatial convenienceProduct varietyService backup=====Establish Objectives and ConstraintsIdentify Major Channel AlternativesTypes of IntermediariesNumber of IntermediariesExclusive distributionExclusive dealingSelective distributionIntensive distribution=====Terms and Responsibilities of Channel MembersPrice policyConditions of saleDistributors’ territorial rightsEvaluate the Major AlternativesEconomic Criteria=====
  • Selection:Identification of candidates(trade sources, reseller enquiries)Development of selection criteria (knowledge (market, product, customer); market coverage; quality and size of sales force}Motivation:Motivate channel members to (act as distributors; Allocate adequate commitment and ;resources to producer’s lines)Possible motivators( financial rewards; Territorial exclusivity Development of strong work relationshipTraining:Product knowledgeCompany knowledgeEvaluation:Identification of shortfalls in distributor skills and Competencies; lack of distributors motivationImportant for (retention, training and motivation decisions)Criteria include (sales volume and value; Profitability, Level of stocks, Quality and position of display)Managing Conflict:Sources of channel conflict: differences in goals; Differences in desired product lineAvoiding and resolving conflict: training in conflict handling, Developing a partnership approach, Channel ownership, coercion
  • McDonalds in India has a logistics chain which is highly effective.The trucks never go empty. On way up to ‘picking up produce’ like lettuce, they deliver the buns (which are centrally produced) thereby achieving maximum efficiency.
  • Product Life Cycle StagesProduct Development. Development begins when the company finds and develops a new product idea. During development the product has costs but no sales. Development costs must be strategically weighed against the projected length of the product's PLC.Introduction. During the introduction of new products initial sales growth is slow as the market is just becoming aware of the product. Profits are usually nonexistent at this stage due to heavy promotional spending.Growth. This stage is characterized by rapid market acceptance of the product and increasing profits.Maturity. In maturity there is a slowdown in sales growth as the product has achieved acceptance by most potential customers. Profits may level off or decline as marketing costs increase to defend existing market share.Decline. In this period sales begin to fall off and profits decline dramatically.
  • The PLC graph isn’t as simple as that. We marketers love complicating things. Hence…
  • Product Development: Begins when the company finds and develops new product ideas. During the development stage, the product has costs but no sales. Development costs must be strategically weighed against the projected length of the product’s PLCIntroduction: During the introduction of new products initial sales growth is slow as the market is just becoming aware of the product. Profits are usually nonexistent at this stage due to heavy promotional spending.Growth: This stage is characterized by rapid market acceptance of the product and increasing profits.Maturity: In maturity there is a slowdown in sales growth as the product has achieved acceptance by most potential customers. Profits may level off or decline as marketing costs increase to defend existing market share.Decline: In this period sales begin to fall off and profits decline dramatically
  • McDonalds again.After being successful in many markets across the world, McD launched in India & today the menu is entirely changed.Many of the Indian experiments on the menu has also been exported back to other countries successfully!
  • Introduction. In this stage marketers spend heavily on promotions to inform the target market about the new product's benefits. Low or negative profits may encourage the company to price the product high to help offset expenses. companies can concentrate on skimming strategies to generate high profits now or on penetration strategies to build market share and dominant the market for larger profits once the market stabilizes.Although this is a broad guideline, this may not be entirely true for some categories. For instance, pricing say Nokia Lumia on a cost plus basis would be impossible. Margins would be high because of the ‘novelty’ factor and tech products typically end up skimming. And they spend the most on advertising their new products.
  • Product Life-Cycle StrategiesGrowth. In this stage the company experiences both increasing sales and competition. Promotion costs are spread over larger volume and strategic decisions focus on growth strategies. Strategies include adding new features, improving quality, increasing distribution, and entering new market segments.
  • Product Quality:3M example of improving their own product and killing their earlier version.New Models: Swift / Swift D’zireTelecom companies keep working on new licenses to maximize on their brand efforts nationally.Most ‘washing soap ads of today is based on ‘product preference’ advertising. Tide for instance.
  • Colgate – Brush twice a day?Colgate – Increased size of the nozzle so more paste would be released with each squeeze of the tube
  • Product Life Cycle StrategiesMaturity. In this stage the company must manage slower growth over a longer period of time. Strategic decisions made in the growth stage may limit choices now. Marketing managers must proactively seek advantage by either market modification to increase consumption, product modification to attract new users (quality, feature, and style improvements), or marketing mix modification in an attempt to improve competitive position.
  • HUL’s attempt of ’30 power brands’ where many brands were phased out and many national brands which were bleeding were made ‘regional’. Hamam for instance.
  • Product Life Cycle StrategiesDecline. In this stage the costs of managing the product may eventually exceed profits. Rate of decline is a major factor in setting strategy. Management may maintain the brand as competitors drop out, harvest the brand by reducing costs of support for short term profit increases, or drop the product (divest) altogether.
  • Attempt to explain why different SBU had different profitability

Msitmdec 2011sessions-4&5 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. DAY 4Place Strategy AND PLC StrategyBUSINESS STRATEGIES AND THEIR MARKETING IMPLICATIONS
  • 2. Place Strategies
  • 3. Place Strategies - Distribution The ―place ‖ element of the marketing mix. Distribution makes products available in adequate quantities, in convenient locations, and at times when customers want to buy them.
  • 4. Consider this IBM‘s sales force sells to large accounts, outbound telemarketing sells to medium-sized accounts, direct mail sells to small accounts, retailers sell to still smaller accounts, and the Internet to sell specialty items ICICI Direct enables its customers to do transactions in branch offices, over the phone, or via the Internet Today most consumer durable companies market through traditional retail, direct-response Internet sites, virtual malls and affiliated sites.
  • 5. Learning Objectives Functions of marketing channels? Designing, managing, evaluating, and modifying their channels Trends in channel dynamics Channel conflict Channel Intermediaries Types of distribution channel Channel strategy & management
  • 6. What is the need for a Marketing Channel? Many producers lack the financial resources to carry out direct marketing In some cases direct marketing simply is not feasible Producers who do establish their own channels can often earn a greater return by increasing their investment in their main business
  • 7. Role of Intermediaries Greater efficiency in making goods available to target markets. Intermediaries provide  Contacts  Experience  Specialization  Scale of operation Match supply and demand
  • 8. What does a channel do? Key functions include:  Gather information about potential and current customers, competitors, and others  Develop and disseminate persuasive communications to stimulate purchasing  Reach agreements on price and other terms so that transfer of ownership or possession can be effected  Place orders with manufacturers  Acquire funds to finance inventories at different levels in the marketing channel  Assume risk connected with carrying out channel work  Provide for the successive storage and movement of physical products  Oversee actual transfer of ownership from one organization or person to another
  • 9. What does a channel do? Breaking bulk Reduce number of transactions and create bulk for transport Accessibility to markets Provide specialist support service M C M C M C M C I M C M C
  • 10. Channel intermediaries - Wholesalers Break down ‗bulk‘  buys from producers and sell small quantities to retailers Provides storage facilities  reduces contact cost between producer and consumer Wholesaler takes some of the marketing responsibility e.g sales force, promotions
  • 11. Wholesaling Selling and promoting Buying and assortment building Bulk breaking Warehousing Transportation Financing Risk bearing Market information Management services and counseling
  • 12. Wholesaler Marketing Decisions Target Market Product Assortment and Services Price Decision Promotion Decision Place Decision
  • 13. Channel intermediaries - Agents Mainly used in international markets Commission agent - does not take title of the goods. Secures orders. Stockist agent - hold ‗consignment‘ stock Control is difficult due to cultural differences Training, motivation, etc are expensive
  • 14. Channel intermediaries - Retailer Much stronger personal relationship with the consumer Hold a variety of products Offer consumers credit Promote and merchandise products Price the final product Build retailer ‗brand‘ in the high street
  • 15. Types of Retailers Specialty Store:  Narrow product line with a deep assortment. Department Store  Several product lines with each line operated as a separate department Supermarket  Relatively large, low-cost, low-margin, high volume, selfservice operation Convenience Store  Relatively small store located near residential area Nonstore retailing  Categories of nonstore retailing  Direct selling  Direct marketing  Telemarketing  Television direct-response marketing  Electronic shopping  Automatic vending  Buying service Corporate Retailing
  • 16. Retailing Marketing Decisions Target Market Product Assortment and Procurement  Breadth  Depth Product-differentiation Strategy Possibilities  Feature exclusive national brands that are not available at competing retailers  Feature mostly private branded merchandise  Feature blockbuster distinctive merchandise events  Feature surprise or ever-changing merchandise  Feature the latest or newest merchandise first  Offer merchandise customizing services  Offer a highly targeted assortment
  • 17. Channel intermediaries - Internet Sell to a geographically disperse market Able to target and focus on specific segments Relatively low set-up costs Use of e-commerce technology (for payment, shopping software, etc) Paradigm shift in commerce and consumption
  • 18. Six basic channel decisions Direct or indirect channels Single or multiple channels Length of channel Types of intermediaries Number of intermediaries at each level Which intermediaries? Avoid intrachannel conflict
  • 19. Marketing Flows in the Channel
  • 20. Channel-Design Decisions Analyzing Consumer Service NeedsSetting Channel Objectives & Constraints Identifying Major Alternatives Intensive Selective Exclusive Distribution Distribution Distribution Evaluating the Major Alternatives
  • 21. The Value-Adds versus Costs of Different Channels
  • 22. Channel Strategy Channel Strategy Decisions Channel selection Distribution Intensity Channel Integration•Market factors •Intensive distribution •Conventional channels •Buyer behavior, •use of all available markets •Independence of channel geographical concentration (e.g. cigarettes) members, little or no control of customers •Selective distribution (e.g. pricing, brand image)•Producer factors •use of a limited number of •Franchise operation •Available resources outlets in a geographical •Legal contract in which product mix offered area (e.g. computers) producer and channel•Product factors •Exclusive distribution intermediaries agree each a •Product size, bulky or •only one intermediary is member’s rights and difficult to handle? used in a geographic area obligations•Competitive factors (e.g. cars sold by only one •Channel ownership •Competitor’s control over dealer in each town) •By purchasing retail outlets, traditional distribution producers control their channels) purchasing, production and marketing activities
  • 23. CHANNEL MANAGEMENT • Identification of candidates Selection • Development of selection criteria • Motivate Channel members on various parameters Motivation • Rewards & recognition Training • Requisite training on various competences • Identify an take corrective action to keep channel Evaluation motivated and performing • Sources of conflictManaging Conflict • Identify & avoid / resolve conflict
  • 24. Channel Behavior and Conflict The channel will be most effective when:  Each member is assigned tasks it can do best.  All members cooperate to attain overall channel goals and satisfy the target market. Focus on individual goals leads to conflict  Horizontal Conflict occurs among firms at the same level of the channel.  Vertical Conflict occurs between different levels of the same channel.
  • 25. Channel Management Decisions Selecting FEEDBACK Motivating Evaluating
  • 26. Logistics Involves entire supply chain Increasing importance of logistics  Effective logistics is becoming a key to winning and keeping customers  Logistics is a major cost element for most companies  The explosion in product variety has created a need for improved logistics management  Information technology has created opportunities for major gains in distribution efficiency
  • 27. Goals of Logistics systemProvide a Targeted Level of Customer Service atthe Least Cost.Maximize Profits, Not Sales. Higher Distribution Costs/ Higher Customer Service Levels Lower Distribution Costs/ Lower Customer Service Levels
  • 28. Logistics Functions Order Processing Warehousing Inventory Management Transportation Design system to minimize costs of attaining objectives
  • 29. Transportation Modes RailNation’s largest carrier, cost-effectivefor shipping bulk products, piggyback Truck Flexible in routing & time schedules, efficient for short-hauls of high value goods Water Low cost for shipping bulky, low-value goods, slowest form Pipeline Ship petroleum, natural gas, and chemicals from sources to markets Air High cost, ideal when speed is needed or to ship high-value, low-bulk items
  • 30. Selection consideration Market segment - must know the specific segment and target customer Changes during plc - different channels are exploited at various stages of plc Producer-distributor fit - their policies, strategies and image Qualification assessment - experience and track record must be established Distributor training and support
  • 31. Product Life Cycle Strategies
  • 32. Product Life CycleA new product progresses through a sequence of stagesfrom introduction to growth, maturity, and decline....impacting the marketing strategy and the marketingmix
  • 33. Product Life-Cycle Marketing Strategies To say that a product has a life cycle asserts four things  Products have a limited life.  Product sales pass through distance stages, each posing different challenges, opportunities, and problems to the seller.  Profits rise and fall at different stages of the product life cycle.  Products require different marketing, financial, manufacturing, purchasing, and human resource strategies in each life-cycle stage.
  • 34. Product Life Cycle Development Introduction Growth Maturity Saturation DeclineSales Time
  • 35. Cost Product Life-Cycle Patterns
  • 36. Style, Fashion, and Fad Life Cycles
  • 37. Product Life Cycle Product Life Cycle – shows the stages that products go through from development to withdrawal from the market Product Portfolio – the range of products a company has in development or available for consumers at any one time Managing product portfolio is important for cash flow
  • 38. Product Life Cycle Each product may have a different life cycle PLC determines revenue earned Contributes to strategic marketing planning May help the firm to identify when a product needs support, redesign, reinvigorating, withdrawal, etc. May help in new product development planning May help in forecasting and managing cash flow
  • 39. Product Life Cycle Extended stages of the Product Life Cycle:  Development  Introduction/Launch  Growth  Maturity  Saturation  Decline  Withdrawal
  • 40. Product Life Cycle - Development The Development Stage:  Initial Ideas – possibly large number  May come from any of the following –  Market research – identifies gaps in the market  Monitoring competitors  Planned research and development (R&D)  Luck or intuition – stumble across ideas?  Creative thinking – inventions, hunches?  Futures thinking – what will people be using/wanting/needing 5,10,20 years hence?
  • 41. Product Life Cycle - Development Product Development: Stages  New ideas/possible inventions  Market analysis – is it wanted? Can it be produced at a profit? Who is it likely to be aimed at?  Product Development and refinement  Test Marketing – possibly local/regional  Analysis of test marketing results and amendment of product/production process  Preparations for launch – publicity, marketing campaign
  • 42. Product Life Cycle - Introduction Introduction/Launch:  Advertising and promotion campaigns  Target campaign at specific audience?  Monitor initial sales  Maximise publicity  High cost/low sales  Length of time – type of product
  • 43. Marketing Strategies: Introduction Stage The Pioneer Advantage Inventor Product pioneer Market pioneer Long-Range Product Market Expansion Strategy (P = Product; M = Market)
  • 44. Marketing Strategies: Introduction Stage Sales Low sales Costs High cost per customer Profits Negative Create product awareness andMarketing Objectives trial Product Offer a basic product Price Use cost-plus basis Distribution Build selective distribution Advertising Build awareness among innovators, early adopters
  • 45. Toyota Hybrid : Introductory stage product 45
  • 46. Product Life Cycle - Growth Growth:  Increased consumer awareness  Sales rise  Revenues increase  Costs - fixed costs/variable costs, profits may be made  Monitor market – competitors reaction?
  • 47. Marketing Strategies: Growth Stage Sales Rapidly rising sales Costs Average cost per customer Profits Rising profitsMarketing Objectives Maximize market share Offer product extensions, service, Product warranty Price Penetration PricingDistribution Build intensive distribution Advertising Build awareness in the mass market
  • 48. Marketing Strategies: Growth Stage Improve product quality and add new product features and improved styling Add new models and flanker products Enter new market segments Increase distribution coverage and enter new distribution channels Shift from product-awareness advertising to product-preference advertising Lower prices to attract next layer of price sensitive buyers
  • 49. Flipkart – Growth Stage Offering
  • 50. Product Life Cycle - Maturity Saturation:  New entrants likely to mean market is ‗flooded‘  Necessity to develop new strategies becomes more pressing:  Searching out new markets:  Linking to changing fashions  Seeking new or exploiting market segments  Linking to joint ventures – media/music, etc.  Developing new uses  Focus on adapting the product  Re-packaging or format  Improving the standard or quality  Developing the product range
  • 51. Product Life Cycle - Maturity Maturity:  Sales reach peak  Cost of supporting the product declines  Ratio of revenue to cost high  Sales growth likely to be low  Market share may be high  Competition likely to be greater  Price elasticity of demand?  Monitor market – changes/amendments/new strategies?
  • 52. Marketing Strategies: Maturity Stage Market Modification  Product modification  Expand number of brand  Quality improvement users by:  Converting nonusers  Feature improvement  Entering new market  Marketing-Mix segments  Winning competitors‘ Modification customers  Prices  Convince current users to  Distribution increase usage by:  Using the product on more  Advertising occasions  Sales promotion  Using more of the product  Personal selling on each occasion  Using the product in new  Services ways
  • 53. Marketing Strategies: Maturity Stage Sales Peak sales Costs Low cost per customer Profits High profitsMarketing Objectives Maximize profit while defending market share Product Diversify brand and models Price Price to match or best competitors Distribution Build more intensive distribution Advertising Stress brand differences and benefits
  • 54. A product at the Mature Stage 54
  • 55. Product Life Cycle - Decline Decline and Withdrawal:  Product outlives/outgrows its usefulness/value  Fashions change  Technology changes  Sales decline  Cost of supporting starts to rise too far  Decision to withdraw may be dependent on availability of new products and whether fashions/trends will come around again?
  • 56. Marketing Strategies: Decline Stage Increase firm‘s investment (to dominate the market and strengthen its competitive position) Maintain the firm‘s investment level until the uncertainties about the industry are resolved. Decrease the firm‘s investment level selectively by dropping unprofitable customer groups, while simultaneously strengthening the firm‘s investment in lucrative niches Harvesting (―milking‖) the firm‘s investment to recover cash quickly Divesting the business quickly by disposing of its assets as advantageously as possible.
  • 57. Marketing Strategies: Decline Stage Sales Declining sales Costs Low cost per customer Profits Declining profitsMarketing Objectives Reduce expenditure and milk the brand Product Phase out weak items Price Cut price Go selective: phase out unprofitable Distribution outlets Advertising Reduce to level needed to retain hard-core loyal customers
  • 58. Product at the decline stage
  • 59. Sales Effects of Extension Strategies on PLC Time
  • 60. Product Life Cycle and ProfitsSales/Profits PLC Profits Time Losses Break Even
  • 61. Importance of a Portfolio of products Four products in the portfolio (1) (2) (3)Sales D B A C Time
  • 62. 62
  • 63. END OF DAY 4
  • 64. DAY 5Portfolio Evaluation Matrix
  • 65. BCG & GE Matrix
  • 66. Introduction The creation of SBUs enables the setting of SBU‘s mission and objectives and the allocation of resources across SBUs in the organization Senior management need to have a framework to evaluate SBUs and to assign limited resources among them; hence portfolio analysis
  • 67. BCG (Boston Consulting Group) Matrix Provides a framework for senior management in allocating resources across business units in a diversified firm by  Balancing cash flows among business units, and  Balancing stages in the product life-cycle (PLC)
  • 68. BCG Product Portfolio MatrixProductSalesGrowthRate Relative Market Share (Log Scale)
  • 69. BCG Matrix (cont‘d) The horizontal axis is the Relative Market Share shown in a log scale Vertical line is usually set as 1.0 Relative Market Share An SBU to the left of this line means it is the market leader in the industry or segment in which it operates Conversely, an SBU to the right of this line (1.o RMS) means it is not the leader
  • 70. BCG Matrix (cont‘d) The vertical axis is the growth rate 5 levels may be used: product, product lines, market segment, SBU and business growth rate Horizontal line is usually set as 10% Growth Rate SBUs above the set value (10% line) represents high growth rates Conversely, SBUs below this value depicts slower growth rate
  • 71. Measuring Market Growth Rate SalesNow SalesEarliergrowthRate SalesEarlierMeasure of a Market‘s Attractiveness
  • 72. Measuring Market Share mySales marketShare mySales competitors Sales mySalesrelativeMarketShare leadingCompetitorsSales Measured in terms of Volume or Revenue
  • 73. Matrix Quadrants Relative Market Share High Low HighProduct SalesGrowth Rate Low
  • 74. Key Assumptions of BCG Matrix Stable cost/price relationship  Not valid if the firm is pricing on projected lower average unit costs in the future Market leader influences the average costs Profit margin is a function of market share  This ignores profitable niches
  • 75. Strategic Perspectives of Products in Different Quadrants Four different strategic perspectives  Investment  Earnings  Cash-flow, and  Strategy Implications
  • 76. Question Marks (Problem Children) Low market share in an expanding industry Investment—heavy initial capacity expenditures and high R&D costs Earnings—negative to low Cash-flow—negative (net cash user) Strategy Implications  If possible to dominate segment, go after share. If not, redefine the business or withdraw
  • 77. = “?”
  • 78. Stars Is a leader in an expanding industry Investment—continue to invest for capacity expansion Earnings—Low to high earnings Cash-flow—Negative (net cash user) Strategy Implications  Continue to increase market share—even at the expense of short-term earnings
  • 79. Cows Investment—Capacity maintenance Earnings—High Cash-flow—Positive (net cash contributor) Strategy Implications Maintain market share and cost leadership until further investment becomes marginal
  • 80. ―Cash Cow‖
  • 81. Dogs Investment  Gradually reduce capacity Earnings—High to low Cash-flow  Positive (net cash contributor) if deliberately reducing capacity Strategy Implications  Plan an orderly withdrawal to maximize cash flow Or differentiate for niche
  • 82. BCG Matrix (Three Paths to Success) Continuously generate cash cows and use the cash throw-up by the cash cows to invest in the question marks that are not self-sustaining Stars need a lot of reinvestments and as the market matures, stars will degenerate into cash cows and the process will be repeated. As for dogs, segment the markets and nurse the dogs to health or manage for cash
  • 83. Three Paths to Success (cont‘d) Relative Market Share High Low HighMarketGrowthRate Low
  • 84. BCG Matrix (Three Paths to Failure) Over invest in cash cows and under invest in question marks  Trade further opportunities for present cash flow Under invest in the stars  Allow competitors to gain share in a high growth market Over milked the cash cows
  • 85. Three Paths to Failure (cont‘d) Relative Market Share High Low HighMarketGrowthRate Low
  • 86. GE McKinsey Multi-Factor Matrix Originally developed by GE‘s planners drawing on McKinsey‘s approaches Market attractiveness is based on as many relevant factors as are appropriate in a given context Business-position assessment also made on a many factors  SBU needs to be rated on each factor
  • 87. GE Multifactor Portfolio Matrix High Medium Low Protect Invest to BuildHigh Position Build selectively Invest/Grow Selectively Limited Build manage for expansion SelectivityMedium selectively earnings or harvest /earnings Harvest Protect & Manage for /Divest refocus earnings Divest Low Industry Attractiveness
  • 88. Some Limitations of the GE Model Subjective measurements across SBUs Process also highly subjective  From the selection and weighting of factors to the subsequent development of both a firm‘s position and the market attractiveness Businesses may have been evaluated with respect to different criteria Sensitive to how a product market is defined
  • 89. END OF DAY 5