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A group of companies that cooperate and share resources in order to achieve a common objective.
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A group of independent companies participating in a joint venture for mutual benefit. Companies in a consortium cooperate with one another, often sharing technology as needed. A consortium allows the companies to conduct operations that they would not be able to do individually. It is important to note, however, that a consortium is not a merger and the companies remain independent.
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A group of organizations that participate in a joint venture. Airbus Industrie, a European airplane manufacturer, is a consortium of four public and private corporations in Britain, France, Spain, and Germany.
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consortiuma group of independent companies or financial institutions which agree to work together jointly on some undertaking, for example the construction of an electricity power plant or the provision of a range of financial services, each contributing some particular resource input or expertise. In recent years, many TAKEOVERS of companies have been arranged on a consortium basis, with a view to breaking up the target company and sharing out its assets between the individual participants in the consortium. See CONTRACTOR.
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consortiuma temporary grouping of independent firms, organizations and governments brought together to pool their resources and skills in order to undertake a particular project such as a major construction programme or the building of an aircraft, or to combine their buying power in bulk-buying factor inputs.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005