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A corporation operating in several different and unrelated enterprises, such as the movie industry, baking, and oil refining.

A conglomerate merger is one that brings together two firms with totally different product lines, economic relationships, and functions. Such a merger may violate antitrust acts inasmuch as it may have an adverse effect on competition.


adjective accumulated, aggregate, amalgamated, amassed, assembled, blended, brought together, collected, collectivized, complex, composite, compound, compounded, congregate, congregated, cumulated, gathered into a round mass, glomerate, indiscriminate, inseparable, mass, mingled, miscellaneous, mixed, united, varied
See also: accumulation, agglomeration, aggregate, assemblage, coadunate, coalition, coherent, collect, collection, combine, commingle, compile, complex, composite, compound, concentrate, congregate, consolidate, corporation, corpus, crystallize, cumulation, desegregate, development, gather, join, merge, unite
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1980) Criterion Conditions at Strategic Firm Origin Creators Self-Employed Individuals Team Builders Independent Innovators Entrepreneurship Inheritors Self-Employed and Small Individuals Business Types Team Builders Operators Self-Employed Individual Pattern Replicators Economy of Scale Exploiters Capital Aggregators Acquirers Buy-sell Artists Conglomerators Speculators Apparent Value Manipulators Team Builders Authors Shuman et.