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 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • 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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