Les idées nouvelles sur ľintégration verticale: un guide informel de ľutilisateur

Translated title of the contribution: Recent insights on vertical integration: An informal user's manual

Jean Tirole*

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    Economic theory now has a conceptual framework in which alternatives in the matter of vertical integration can be compared. This nontechnical paper lists questions about technology and industry structure that must be addressed by a careful design of a structural strategy. It reviews the two common motivations for vertical integration: efficiency and foreclosure. The paper does not draw any firm conclusion for the telecommunications industry (this would require a much more detailed analysis), but suggest how modern economic theory could be applied to shed light on this industry.

    Translated title of the contributionRecent insights on vertical integration: An informal user's manual
    Original languageFrench
    Pages (from-to)256-264
    Number of pages9
    JournalAnnales Des Télécommunications
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Feb 1 1995


    • Decision making
    • Economic theory
    • Firm strategy
    • Innovation
    • Joint venture
    • Profit
    • Supplier
    • Telecommunication industry

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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