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English definition of “vertical disintegration”

vertical disintegration

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
(Definition of vertical disintegration from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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