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

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  • Yvan Dufeu


    (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 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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    1. Ivan Dufeu, 2004. "Market Size and Vertical Equilibrium in the Context of Successive Cournot Oligopolies," Post-Print hal-00581571, HAL.
    2. 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.
    3. 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 185-185.
    4. Gonzalez-Diaz, Manuel & Arrunada, Benito & Fernandez, Alberto, 2000. "Causes of subcontracting: evidence from panel data on construction firms," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 42(2), pages 167-187, June.
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