Please pick between one of the 2 prompts and write 2.5-3 pages using Verizon as the company.
A. Drawing from Porter’s Five Forces analysis, which factors seem to be affecting the profitability of the industry? Are there strong buyers that push the prices low? Are there strong suppliers that hike up the cost of production? Is threat of substitutes high? … etc. Reevaluate all the 5 factors and define the most critical forces.
2.Discussion: What are some problems / challenges facing the company? For example: Are there any risky changes in the industry? Are there strong rivals challenging the company? Are there any issues regarding powerful stakeholders such as investors, shareholders, community…etc.?