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Geographical Agglomeration as an Alternative to Vertical Integration

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  • Isabel Diez-Vial

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  • Emilio Alvarez-Suescun

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Review of Industrial Organization.

    Volume (Year): 36 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 4 (June)
    Pages: 373-389

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:revind:v:36:y:2010:i:4:p:373-389

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    Keywords: Agglomeration; Meat industry; Resource-based view; Transaction-cost economics; Vertical integration;

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    1. Giulio Cainelli & Donato Iacobucci, 2011. "Agglomeration, related variety and vertical integration," Openloc Working Papers 1104, Public policies and local development.

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