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vertical combination

the integration within one company of individual businesses working separately in related phases of the production and sale of a product.
Also called vertical integration. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Another explanation for the growth in multinationalism is vertical integration.
  • vertical integration solved the problem of imperfect information.
  • vertical integration ensures supply and quality, but leads companies into non-core areas better done by others.
  • The need to protect relationship-specific investments created incentives for contracts and vertical integration.
  • vertical integration is the extension of a business to different stages of production or distribution.
  • Further vertical integration involving packers is expected.
  • vertical integration may help on both counts, as discussed presently.
  • These systems were expected to be the product of concerted efforts at vertical integration.
  • The focus on generation has precluded thoughtful consideration of the useful role played by vertical integration.
  • These traditional industries are also characterized by a high degree of vertical integration and/or coordination.

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