Connell, CM ~ Vertically Integrated Chain

Connell, Carol M.
Vertically Integrated Chain in Wankel, Charles ~ Encyclopedia of Business in Today’s World
Sage; Thousand Oaks, California
pp. 1680-1683

Definition-vertical integration:
“A vertically integrated chain represents a series of make or buy decisions made by firms, beginning with raw materials and manufacturing (backward integration) and moving forward to distribution and marketing (forward integration). To this end, a firm may build or buy a wholly owned subsidiary, secure a minority shareholding or join in a formal or informal strategic alliance to provide a specific segment of its value chain anywhere in the world where costs are lower and access to consumer markets are closer.”

About the author

Woitek Konzal

Producer, Consultant, Lecturer & Researcher. I love working where technology meets media in novel ways. Once, I even won an Emmy for digital innovation doing that. Be it for a small but exciting campaign about underground electronic music collectives or for a monster project combining two movies, various 360° videos, 72 ARG-like mini puzzles, and a Unity game, all wrapped up in one cross-platform app – I have proven my ability to adapt to what is required. This passion for novel technologies has regularly allowed me to cross paths with tech startups – an industry and philosophy I am all set to engage with more. I intensely enjoy balancing out my practical work with academic research, teaching, and consulting. Also, I have a PhD in Creative Industries, a M.Sc. in Business Administration, and love to kitesurf.

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