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'''Horizontal integration''' is the process by which a [[corporation]] acquires unrelated businesses, creating a more financially stable [[conglomerate]].  For example, a [[steel]] mill purchasing a [[pharmacy]] is horizontal integration.
 
'''Horizontal integration''' is the process by which a [[corporation]] acquires unrelated businesses, creating a more financially stable [[conglomerate]].  For example, a [[steel]] mill purchasing a [[pharmacy]] is horizontal integration.
  
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Latest revision as of 09:06, 13 July 2016

Part of the series on
Corporations
Corporate Players

Board of Directors
Officers
Shareholders

Business Forms

Sole Proprietorship
Partnership
Closely-Held Corp.
Corporation

Economic Concepts

Agency Cost
Mergers & Acquisitions
Transaction Cost
Horizontal Integration
Vertical Integration

Horizontal integration is the process by which a corporation acquires unrelated businesses, creating a more financially stable conglomerate. For example, a steel mill purchasing a pharmacy is horizontal integration.