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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN UNCERTAINTY AND VERTICAL INTEGRATION

Guido A. Krickx (California State University, Hayward)

The International Journal of Organizational Analysis

ISSN: 1055-3185

Article publication date: 1 March 2000

Abstract

This paper shows that uncertainty is a multidimensional theoretical concept, which has empirical implications for the relationship with vertical integration. In a survey of empirical work that tests the relation between uncertainty and vertical integration, this paper demonstrates that performance ambiguity and general measures of uncertainty are positively related with vertical integration, technological uncertainty is negatively related, while market uncertainty and complexity are not systematically related to vertical integration.

Citation

Krickx, G.A. (2000), "THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN UNCERTAINTY AND VERTICAL INTEGRATION", The International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Vol. 8 No. 3, pp. 309-329. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb028921

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