Definition of Conglomerate
Examples of Conglomerate
- Anheuser-Busch InBev
- Berkshire Hathaway
- Dow Chemical Company
- Eaton Corporation
- Ford Motor Company
- General Electric
- The Hershey Company
- Johnson & Johnson
- Kraft Heinz
- Lockheed Martin
- Mars, Incorporated
- Newell Brands
- Procter & Gamble
- Reynolds American
- S. C. Johnson & Son
- Time Warner
- United Breweries Group
- The Walt Disney Company
- Xylem Inc.
- 21st Century Fox
- American English – /kuhn-glAH-muhr-ruht/
- British English – /kuhn-glO-muh-rit/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /kənˈglɑmərət/
- British English – /kənˈɡlɒmərət/
- Plural: conglomerates
- Conglomerates are formal organizations, typically created through acquisitions or mergers and serve to diversify risk.
- Conglomerates are sociologically interesting because they are large, complex, often multinational entities that can manipulate the balance of wealth and power in the global economy.
- The act or process of creating a conglomerate is called conglomeration.
- Also called corporate conglomerate.
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “conglomerate.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 29, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/conglomerate/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
conglomerate. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/conglomerate/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “conglomerate.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 29, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/conglomerate/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“conglomerate.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 29 Nov. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/conglomerate/>.