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Alan S. Michaels
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About Me:
Provide strategically relevant information on the top 12,000 global industries, covering over 98% of the world's economy.

I also manage the LinkedIn Group:

"Corporate Planning & Global Industry Segmentation"

With over 7,700 members, we focus on best practices for corporate planning and strategic marketing, including line-of-business (Michael Porter five forces) industry analyses.

We also have 19 Industry Sector subgroups which you are welcome to join if you have an interest in industry expertise and networking with industry specialists.

And there is one special subgroup for discussing industry classification systems, including the new Industry Building Blocks Classification System [TM].

We would be happy to have you join us.

To join group:
My Interest in Competitive Intelligence is:
Understanding competitors by line of business for every industry.

Alan S Michaels, president, eCompetitors Inc

I provide Global Market Research at:

Alan S. Michaels, Consultant


September 2001Present 

        Working on developing the best available industry segmentation of the global economy by line of business (leveraging Michael E. Porter's five forces industry analysis methodology). 

I'd like to meet potential customers and business partners that can leverage the Industry Building Blocks Classification System [TM]. The IBBCS defines and includes an industry analysis for each of the top 12,000 global industries (which account for more than 98% of the global economy). Each of the unique, non-overlapping industries in the IBBCS is analyzed using the same industry template which includes: industry name, definition, size, competitors, substitutes, vendors, customers, channels, end users, buyer decision criteria, product / service varieties, industry trends, industry uncertainties, industry success factors, and more.

I am also available for small to very large market research assignments that can leverage the above information, as long as it requires super-fast turnaround times.

For more information, please visit:


If you use LinkedIn, come join my group "Corporate Planning & Global Industry Segmentation" which has over 7,700 members.

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At 11:01am on July 11, 2009, August Jackson said…
Alan, I'm sorry to say I don't see an article or column by you in this edition. You can always give Bonnie a shout to find out the ETA for your article.
At 10:58am on February 8, 2009, Douglas Mazanec said…

Thanks for the welcome .. I look forward to learning and sharing CI ideas and insights with this august group ..

At 2:06pm on February 2, 2009, Steven D. Audino said…

Thank you for the heads up. At first glance it would appear that there may be some mutually significant synergies.

Very best
Steven D. Audino
At 3:23pm on January 22, 2009, Douglas Hartley said…
Thanks for the website address. I'll check it out.
At 9:33pm on January 21, 2009, Douglas Hartley said…
Thanks for the welcome. I look forward to meeting other members and learning new CI skills. I am currently trying to find distributors for 2 acoustic ceiling manufacturers worldwide. They are Barrisol and Whisper Walls. Is there a resource of directories world wide you know of.
At 5:34pm on January 18, 2009, Mark Chussil said…
Thanks, Alan! Hope all is well with you.

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