horizontal integration

/hɒrɪˌzɒnt(ə)l ɪntə'greɪʃ(ə)n/ noun
the process of joining similar companies or taking over a company in the same line of business as yourself

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  • horizontal integration — Gen Mgt the merging of functions or organizations that operate on a similar level. Horizontal integration involves the union of companies producing the same kinds of goods or operating at the same stage of the supply chain. It may also describe… …   The ultimate business dictionary

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  • horizontal integration —   the merging of firms at the same stage of production …   Geography glossary

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