Definition of vertical integration in English:

vertical integration

Line breaks: ver|ti¦cal in¦te|gra¦tion


[mass noun]
The combination in one firm of two or more stages of production normally operated by separate firms.
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  • Finally, size of firm, vertical integration, diversification, and form of organization were found to be important direct influences.
  • And Cendant's vertical integration of brokerage, settlement, and other services helps attract franchisees.
  • The direction of vertical integration, that is, forwards or backwards, depends on where the business is positioned in the supply chain.

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