A megacorporation is a large collection of companies/corporations mostly owned by a single parent corporation. The megacorporation utilizes its components to create both horizontal and vertical integration in an attempt to reduce total cost and maximize profit. While megacorporations are likely political entities, they span across traditional political boundaries or in some cases exist outside of them. The most well known megacorporations are the eight Caldari primary corporations that form the Caldari State, like the Ishukone Corporation, and the independent mining conglomerate ORE.
Some of New Eden's criminal elements, especially the Guristas, Angel Cartel, and Serpentis bare striking resemblance to megacorporations. These organizations go beyond simply being thugs in spaceships and have extensive support operations built to maintain their regions spanning operations from space piracy to illegal gambling and prostitution planetside.
Some player alliances may be modelled on megacorporations.
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