Why Competition in the Politics Industry is Failing America: A strategy for reinvigorating our democracy

Source: Katherine M. Gehl and Michael E. Porter, Harvard Business School, September 2017

The lens of industry competition helps diagnose why the U.S. political system is failing to deliver results for the average American. A Five Forces analysis explores the nature of competition in the politics industry, identifies the root causes of poor political outcomes for customers (citizens), and provides a strategic framework to determine reforms that are powerful and achievable.