Which of these is not one of Porter's 5 competitive forces?

a) Threat if new entrants
b) Threat of subsitute goods
c) Rivalry from existing competition
d) Threat of government policy

Correct answer: Government policy influences Porter's 5 forces but is not considered one of the factors (d)

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