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Déterminants du choix d’intégration et de désintégration verticale des entreprises

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  • Yvan Dufeu

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    (Université de Bretagne Occidentale)

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    (VF)Cet article présente une analyse des déterminants des stratégies d’intégration et de désintégration verticale sur un échantillon de 200 entreprises industrielles résidant en France. À partir de l’exploitation de réponses à un questionnaire, l’estimation d’un modèle probit bivarié met en évidence deux résultats principaux : d’abord, la spécificité des actifs impliqués dans la relation influence significativement le choix d’organisation verticale ; ensuite, ce choix est lié à la phase du cycle de vie de l’industrie à laquelle appartient le secteur d’activité considéré, et ce conformément à la prévision de Stigler (1951).(VA)This paper provides an empirical analysis of the determinants of vertical integration and vertical disintegration strategies for a group of 200 manufacturing firms located in France. Using data obtained from a survey, we estimate a bivariate probit model and find two main results:firstly, asset specificity helps to explain vertical integration, while asset standardization helps to explain vertical disintegration;secondly, strategic choice is directly related to the stage of the industry life cycle, the relation being correctly predicted by Stigler (1951).

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    Article provided by revues.org in its journal Revue Finance Contrôle Stratégie.

    Volume (Year): 11 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 131-154

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    Handle: RePEc:dij:revfcs:v:11:y:2008:i:q1:p:131-154

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    Keywords: intégration verticale; désintégration verticale; cycle de vie; spécificité des actifs; vertical integration; vertical disintegration; life cycle; asset specificity.;

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    1. Ivan Dufeu, 2004. "Market Size and Vertical Equilibrium in the Context of Successive Cournot Oligopolies," Post-Print hal-00581571, HAL.
    2. Manuel González & Benito Arruñada & Alberto Fernández, 1999. "Causes of subcontracting: Evidence from panel data on construction firms," Economics Working Papers 428, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
    3. Dufeu Ivan, 2004. "Market Size and Vertical Equilibrium in the Context of Successive Cournot Oligopolies," The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, De Gruyter, vol. 4(1), pages 1-18, April.
    4. George J. Stigler, 1951. "The Division of Labor is Limited by the Extent of the Market," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 59, pages 185.
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