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Case
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Reference no. 9-681-095
Authors: David A Garvin
Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Originally published in: 1981
Version: 30 January 1987

Abstract

Describes the decision faced by a rapidly growing firm in the merchandise security systems business on whether it should integrate backward into the injection molding of plastic parts. Financial analysis, comparative economics, and manufacturing strategy in an industry with rapid technological change are all important elements in the analysis.
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Size:
USD27 million sales
Other setting(s):
1979-1980

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Abstract

Describes the decision faced by a rapidly growing firm in the merchandise security systems business on whether it should integrate backward into the injection molding of plastic parts. Financial analysis, comparative economics, and manufacturing strategy in an industry with rapid technological change are all important elements in the analysis.

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Location:
Size:
USD27 million sales
Other setting(s):
1979-1980

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