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Upstream vertical integration and financial performance : the case of the Norwegian fish processing industry
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2007-06-08)
In this thesis, four different articles address the correlation between vertical integration and profitability in the Norwegian fish processing industry. By vertical integration we mean the ownership and control of one firm over different stages in the value chain. Firms within this industry consider the uncertain supply of fish as a main challenge. Literature prescribes vertical integration as an ...