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An Extended Industry Analysis of the Water Facilities Design Industry in British Columbia

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This paper presents an extended industry analysis of British Columbia’s water facilities design industry. The paper analyzes the industry using two models to determine the competitive position, profitability, linkages and competitive scopes of typical engineering consulting firms with water facilities design practices in British Columbia. Strategies to be pursued are then recommended based on these analyses. The extended industry analysis is first conducted using the Five Forces model. This model determines the overall competitive position and profitability of typical engineering consulting firms with water facilities design practices in the industry. The Value Chain model is then used to identify linkages and competitive scopes that exist within the larger water facilities industry. Through the analyses conducted with the two models, sources of competitive advantage or key success factors are identified and critical ones are recommended for implementation.
EMBA Project-Simon Fraser University
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