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"Testing Organizational Economics Theories of Vertical Integration"

Kaouthar Lajili, Marko Madunic, and Joseph T. Mahoney

 

First Author :

Kaouthar Lajili
University of Ottawa, School of Management
136 Jean-Jacques Lussier
Ottawa, ON K1N6N5
Canada

613-562-5800 ext. 4736
613-562-5164 (Fax)

lajili@management.uottawa.ca


Second Author :

Marko Madunic
Business Administration
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Business
1206 S. Sixth Street
339 Wohlers Hall, MC 706
Champaign, IL 61820
USA

217-417-9679

madunic@uiuc.edu

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Third Author :

Joseph T. Mahoney
Business Administration
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Business
1206 S. Sixth Street
140C Wohlers Hall, MC 706
Champaign, IL 61820
USA

217-244-8257

josephm@uiuc.edu

http://www.business.uiuc.edu/faculty/mahoney.html

 
 
Abstract :
 
This paper classifies empirical research on vertical integration under four approaches value-addedto-sales, qualitative-quantitative, input-output and microanalytic. The emphasis here is on the microanalytic approach which has accumulated the most systematic evidence to support its theoretical propositions. In particular, this paper emphasizes theoretical and empirical contributions from organizational economics (especially transaction costs and agency theories) for both vertical integration and (vertical) contracting. Limitations and methodological challenges concerning the empirical testing of theories of vertical integration are addressed and suggestions for further research are provided.
 
 
Manuscript Received : 2007
Manuscript Published : 2007
 
 
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