Entries in disintermediation (1)

Thursday
Feb112010

The Middle Man can be Good and Sometimes Essential

On this blog we often discuss new models that find creative ways to cut out the middle man and bring greater transparency to the customer. The benefits of disintermediation (coming about increasingly from the internet business models) are straightforward: lower prices for the customer, greater profits for the producer, and more transparency.

But are there negatives to disintermediation? And are there times when the middle man adds significant value? 

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