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vertical integration


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  • n. The integrating of successive stages in the production and marketing process under the ownership or control of a single management organization.

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  • n. absorption into a single firm of several firms involved in all aspects of a product's manufacture from raw materials to distribution


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  • I can see the tremendous vibrancy in, say, the Malaysian telecom sector compared to U.S. sector. In the U.S. everything is vertically integrated and sewn up, so you don’t have a free market. In Malaysia, you have a broad spectrum of players, and you can see the benefits for all as a result.

    December 4, 2010