Strategic Management: Formulation and Implementation

Form Of Ownership Arrangement

Figure 8-2 does not illustrate different forms of ownership. But the form of integrated ownership indicates the proportion of a firm's equity invested in a vertically linked venture, and in some environments contracts, franchises, joint ventures, or other forms of quasi-integration can be good alternatives to wholly-owned ventures.

Vertical Integration Strategy Alternatives

A study by Kathryn Harrigan reveals several alternatives that encompass the dimensions of vertical integration strategy. These alternatives are: