Impact Of Vertical Mergers On Food Industry Profitability: An Empirical Evaluation
AbstractVertical integration is an important business strategy among firms in the U.S. food industries. Our objective is to test one of the perceived benefits of vertical integration - improved profitability of the integrated firm. Findings show that increased vertical mergers in food industries would lower profits.
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vertical integration; mergers; market performance; industry profitability; Agribusiness; Industrial Organization;
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