Production of different varieties of the same product, or different products at the same level of processing, within a single firm. This may, but need not, take place in subsidiaries in different countries.
A practice in which a company in one sector of the motion-picture industry acquires or gains control over other companies in that sector. For example, a production company may expand by purchasing other production firms. See also vertical integration.
synergistic venture wherein one company acquires (and integrates with) another company that is making the same kind of product or providing the same kind of service, in order to increase the purchasing company's presence in (and power over) a given market.
In the business world, horizontal integration is understood as meaning the grouping of companies on the same production level under a single management. For example, in the energy industry, a company operates or offers various forms of supply or services (electricity, gas, heat, water, waste incineration and infrastructure).
In microeconomics and strategic management, the term horizontal integration describes a type of ownership and control. It is a strategy used by a business or corporation that seeks to sell a type of product in numerous markets. To get this market coverage, several small subsidiary companies are created.
The process of mosaicking adjacent parts of a map or image together into a single map or image. This process might require geometric adjustments to the image itself or the features within it so that matching occurs across mosaic seams.