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Definition of

competitive forces


external factors forcing organization to become more competitive the external business and economic factors that compel an organization to improve its competitiveness

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Definitions of ’competitive forces’ and meaning of ’competitive forces’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’competitive forces’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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