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What is forward and Backward integration,and w...

What is forward and Backward integration,and what is the difference between forward and backwar...

What is forward and Backward integration,and what is the difference between forward and backward integration.

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Chiranjibi Chapagain Mar. 08, 2018

Forward and backward integration forms part of vertically integrated diversification.

In vertically integrated diversification, firms opt to engage in businesses that are vertically related to the existing business of the firm. The firm remains vertically within the same process. While diversifying, firms opt to engage in businesses that are linked forward or backward in the chain and enters specific product/process steps with the intention of making them into new businesses for the firm.  

Backward integration is a step towards creation of effective supply by entering business of input providers. Strategy employed to expand profits and gain greater control over production of a product whereby a company will purchase or build a business that will increase its own supply capability or lower its cost of production.

On the other hand forward integration is moving forward in the value chain and entering business lines that use existing products. Forward integration will also take place where organisations enter into businesses of distribution channels.

What is forward and Backward integration,and what is the difference between forward and backward integration.

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