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Integration Strategy
azeem, Student (MBA), Pakistan, Member
Here's my summary of integration strategies:
1A. Forward (Vertical) integration:
= Seeking ownership or increased control over distributors or retailers.
Forward integration involves gaining ownership or increased control over distributors or retailers.
You can gain ownership or control over the distributors or retailers using forward integration.
1B. Backward (Vertical...Sign up

Is There a Third Dimension?
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, Premium Member
Hi Azeem. Have you ever consider a diagonal integration, where you may gain ownership in a market that can be used to support other products or market...Sign up

3. Orthogonal Integration
Leonard Caillouet
To the strategic integration models suggested by azeem, I would suggest a third dimension would be partnerships orthogonal (Editor: ~independent, non-...Sign up

Strategies beyond Competition
srinivas, Lecturer, India, Member
The integration strategies discussed above are based on control and taking ownership of other firms (assumptions).
If the focus and object...Sign up

Vertical and Horizontal Integration are the Main 2
Ajaya Shankar Gupta, Management Consultant, India, Member
The main classification of Integration Strategies is Vertical and Horizontal.
All other strategies can be based on these two dimensions with diff...Sign up

FMCG Multinationals are Practicing Horizontal Integration
Murtaza Syed, Consultant, Pakistan, Member
I appreciate azeem has shared the summaries of these strategies, it seems vertical integration is a more traditional, conventional practice and horizo...Sign up

Only 2 Dimensions in Strategic Integration
Onyango Lucius, Events Marketer, Uganda, Member
I think there really are only two dimensions in strategic integration, but other options can be based on these two (vertical and horizontal)....Sign up

Focus Strategy on Own Firm's Strategy or Think Beyond that?
Adonis, Business Consultant, France, Member
@srinivas proposes a good view. We don't need geometric figures for something related more to flows than to static pr...Sign up

Horizontal Integration Tends to Monopolizing
Walter Berns, Strategy Consultant, United States, Member
The unfortunate thing about mergers and takeovers is the overall niche of the business would tend to become monopolized in a fashion and thus fall to ...Sign up

Integration Strategies Reaction to External Enviroment
James Mudzikitiri, Business Consultant, Zimbabwe, Member
Integration strategies can also be embarked on as a platform for strategic change to counter changes in m...Sign up

The Third Dimension
Jay Lo, Partner, Taiwan, Member
To me the third dimension would be people. Integration is not just about merging two businesses to achieve a better set of formality. Depending on the...Sign up

Limited Dimensions of Integration Strategy Models
Leonard Caillouet
To those who point out that there are primarily these two dimensions for strategic integration, I understand that.
But no model can completely...Sign up

Example of Diagonal Integration
faisal, Manager, Pakistan, Member
@David Wilson: Can you give any example of such 'diagonal integration'? I would really appreciate that......Sign up

Integrating All Activities in the Strategy
Sandhya.R, Professor, India, Member
Integration strategy is not only a concept applicable to mergers and acquisitions but in the broader sense it could also mean how an individual firm i...Sign up

Horizontal and Vertical Integration
Tom Wilson, HR Consultant, United States, Premium Member
The military depends upon the chain of command for vertical integration and staff officers, the Military Entrepreneurs in the French sense of the word...Sign up

Flexible Integration Strategies
eduardo oliva, Professor, Mexico, Member
May I suggest that we could approach this integration subject in a flexible manner?
Consider that our business climate and our negotiating capabi...Sign up

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