vertical disintegration

vertical disintegration
vertical disintegration UK US noun [U] ECONOMICS, MANAGEMENT
a situation where different parts of an industrial or commercial process are given to different companies to do, where before they were done by only one: »

The strategy of vertical disintegration can be used to restore competitive advantage as specialized suppliers are better placed to respond to market needs.

Compare VERTICAL INTEGRATION(Cf. ↑vertical integration)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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