Four Actions Framework

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Raise
Which factors should be raised well above the industry’s standard?
Eliminate
Which factors that the industry has long competed on should be eliminated ?
New Value Curve
Create
Which factors should be created that the industry has never offered?
Reduce
Which factors should be reduced well below the industry’s standard?

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The Four Actions Framework developed by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne is used to reconstruct buyer value elements in crafting a new value curve or strategic profile. To break the trade-off between differentiation and low cost in creating a new value curve, the framework poses four key questions, shown in the diagram, to challenge an industry’s strategic logic.

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