HP and DELL personal Computers. Consider the following problems about competitive strategy in personal computers.
1. Does easy access to distribution channels at Best Buy, Office Depot, and the direct- to- consumers on the Internet, and small minimum efficient scale in assembly operations indicate high or low entry threat in the PC business? Why?
2. Do suppliers appropriate little or most of the value in the PC value chain? Why?
3. What factors determine the intensity of rivalry in an industry? Is the intensity of rivalry in the PC industry high or low? Why?