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  • Firms
    • How do firms grow?
      • Horizontal integration
      • Vertical integration
      • Conglomer-ate integration
    • Why do firms grow?
      • Increase market share
      • Increase profits
      • Increase sales
      • Increase economies of scale
      • Gain power
      • Satisfy managerial ambitions
      • Gain expertise
    • Why do some firms remain small?
      • Barriers to entry
        • Legal barriers
        • Pricing barriers
        • Marketing barriers
        • Technical barriers
      • Niche-market business
      • Lack of resources
      • Minimum efficient scale
      • Lack of motivation
      • Avoiding attention from potential buyers
      • Tax thresholds and othe benefits
    • Why do some firms break up?
      • Grow to large
      • Experience diseconomies of scale
      • May lack focus
      • May lack control
      • Culture clash
      • May lose coordination
      • Lose motivation

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