Today's Best Companies are Horizontally Integrated
Harvard Business Review
DECEMBER 14, 2012
In big companies, management teams focus on achieving the right level of vertical integration. With every degree of verticalization now made possible by information and communications technologies, the right scope of operations for any given firm is an open question. Today, your management team should be giving more thought to horizontal integration. Decades of tweaking levels of vertical versus horizontal integration have left deep impressions on organizations.