Define: Vertical Integration

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Definition: Vertical Integration


Quick Summary of Vertical Integration


Vertical disintegration is said to occur when a company withdraws from a stage in the value chain, usually because it decides it would be more cost effective to hire another company to carry out said activities.



What is the dictionary definition of Vertical Integration?

Dictionary Definition


The combination of 2 or more companies at differing stages in the value chain.

For example: a manufacturer may purchases one of it’s suppliers or an organisation involved in distributing it’s products.


Full Definition of Vertical Integration


Vertical disintegration is said to occur when a company withdraws from a stage in the value chain, usually because it decides it would be more cost effective to hire another company to carry out said activities.



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Definition Sources


Definitions for Vertical Integration are sourced/syndicated from:

  • Oxford Dictionary Of Economics
  • BusinessDictionary.com
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 5th May 2019.