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Vertical integration as a source of competitiveness: the case of ferrochromium in southern Africa
Luleå tekniska universitet.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
2000 (English)In: Journal of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, ISSN 0038-223X, Vol. 100, no 4, p. 259-264Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates the role of vertical integration between chrome ore mines and ferrochromium smelters in the location of ferrochromium production capacity in South Africa and zimbabwe. Vertical integrations important in understanding the increasing competitive position of these two countries as observations show that an increasingly larger share of the global market has been coming from integrated producers. The paper argues that the increased vertical integration between mines and smelters in South Africa and Zimbabwe has led to a lower cost of chrome ore as an input compared with other producers. Underlying this hypothesis is the basic tenet that, more likely than not, production will take place where the costs are lowest. The paper concentrates on high carbon ferrochromium (HCFC) production in market economy countries (MEC). Using an ordinary least squares model, the study tests the relationship between low chrome ore costs and vertical integration shows a statistically significant relationship, These findings partially support the view that the control of sources of chrome ore is a major source of competitiveness.

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2000. Vol. 100, no 4, p. 259-264
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-5598Local ID: 3bd213f0-e2ab-11db-b078-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-5598DiVA, id: diva2:978472
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Validerad; 2000; 20070317 (ysko)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved

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