Horizontal Integration

  • Horizontal Integration is a type of strategy pursued by a company in order to strengthen its position in the industry. Within your Thompson (2022) text, read the Chapter 6 Assurance of Learning Exercise #1 related to Live Nation (https://www.livenationentertainment.com/) and respond to the following questions:
    • How has the company used horizontal mergers and acquisitions to strengthen its competitive position?
    • Are these moves primarily offensive or defensive? Please explain.
    • Has either Live Nation or Ticketmaster achieved any type of advantage based on the timing of its strategic moves?
    • Relate your response to each of the above to our coursework (Thompson text) from this week.

    Submission Details:

    • Your analysis must be driven by facts, research, and data.
    • Your analysis should be between 1000 and 1500 words.
    • Incorporate a minimum of at least our course text and one non-course scholarly/peer reviewed source in your paper. All written assignments must include a coverage page, introductory and concluding paragraphs, reference page, and proper in-text citations using APA guidelines.

    Due by 11:59 pm EST on Day 7, Sunday

    Thompson Jr. A. A, Peteraf, M. A., Gamble, J. E., and Strickland III, A. J. (2022). Crafting & Executing Strategy: The Quest for Competitive Advantage: Concepts and Cases. 23rd Edition. McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 978-1-260-07510-6   978-1-260-73517-8
    Chapter 6