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[mass noun] The combination in one firm of two or more stages of production normally operated by separate firms.
- ‘These problems led them toward increasing vertical integration.’
- ‘But vertical integration presents new business and competitive issues which today seem increasingly likely to require some future form of regulation.’
- ‘And Cendant's vertical integration of brokerage, settlement, and other services helps attract franchisees.’
- ‘In this setting, coordination is achieved via vertical integration.’
- ‘There was an apparent lack of clear theoretical linkages between vertical integration and market power in the model tested here.’
- ‘Finally, size of firm, vertical integration, diversification, and form of organization were found to be important direct influences.’
- ‘But however Acer evolves, Shih vows he won't return to vertical integration.’
- ‘What have you learned from that experience of almost total vertical integration?’
- ‘They have total vertical integration and all of the costs savings that go with that in addition to economies of scale.’
- ‘AT&T fought these efforts and made enormous concessions to the government to retain its vertical integration - until 1995.’
- ‘A vertical agreement is to some extent a substitute for vertical integration.’
- ‘We could find no evidence that cost accounting was used to make decisions about the vertical integration of firms.’
- ‘Tyson says it's not aiming for the same kind of vertical integration in beef that it has in chicken.’
- ‘The direction of vertical integration, that is, forwards or backwards, depends on where the business is positioned in the supply chain.’
- ‘The bill will look at horizontal and vertical integration of business.’
- ‘Market share and vertical integration were seen as potential indicators of market power.’
- ‘Although Black Swan was itself vertically integrated, vertical integration had drawbacks.’
- ‘The idea that vertical integration increases monopoly power is highly suspect.’
- ‘Less expensive technology makes vertical coordination better than vertical integration, Sonka said.’
- ‘Through vertical integration the same stars are marketed to the public through music, films, television, and advertisements.’
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