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  1. Production Externality

    Production externality refers to a side effect from an industrial operation, such as a paper mill producing waste that is ...
  2. Dog Eat Dog

    Dog eat dog refers to intense competition in a market.
  3. Hierarchy-of-Effects Theory

    The hierarchy-of-effects theory is a model of how advertising influences a consumer's decision to purchase or not purchase ...
  4. Advertising Appropriation

    Advertising appropriation is the portion of a total marketing budget that is allocated for advertising over a specific time ...
  5. Business Interest Expense

    Business interest expense is the cost of interest that is charged on business loans used to maintain operations.
  6. Dual Pricing

    Dual pricing is the practice of setting prices at different levels for the same product or service.
  7. Monopolist

    A monopolist is an individual, group or company that controls all of the market for a particular good or service.
  8. Financialization

    Financialization refers to the increase in size and importance of a country's financial sector relative to its overall economy. ...
  9. Contestable Market Theory

    Contestable market theory is an economic concept that refers to a market in which there are only a few companies that behave ...
  10. Adminispam

    Adminispam is a slang term describing electronic messages from a company's executives that are of little value to its recipients.
  11. Virtual Assistant

    A virtual assistant is an independent contractor who provides administrative services to clients while operating outside ...
  12. Copyright

    Copyright is the exclusive right that the owner of an intellectual property has.
  13. Being a venture capitalist: A How-to Guide

    So you want to be a venture capitalist? Learn what it takes, find out what you need to know, where to start, and what kind ...
  14. Incorporated Trustee

    An incorporated trustee is a corporation, usually a trust company, which is named as the trustee of a private trust or other ...
  15. Multicultural Organization

    A multicultural organization features a workforce that includes people from diverse backgrounds integrated across all levels ...
  16. Chapter 10

    Chapter 10 was a type of corporate bankruptcy filing that was retired due to its complexity; its key parts were revised and ...
  17. Coopetition

    Coopetition happens when companies engage in both competition and cooperation to achieve some sort of mutual benefit.
  18. Money Illusion

    Money illusion is an economic theory that states how some people have an illusory picture of their wealth and income based ...
  19. Gentlemen's Agreement

    A gentlemen's agreement is an unwritten agreement or transaction backed only by the integrity of the counterparty to actually ...
  20. Non-Accountable Plan

    A non-accountable plan is a way to provide employees with an allowance for business expenses or travel that does not need ...
  21. Zombies

    Zombies are companies that earn just enough money to continue operating and service debt, but are unable to pay off their ...
  22. Flighting

    Flighting is an advertising scheduling strategy that alternates between running a normal schedule of advertising and a complete ...
  23. Productize

    "Productize" refers to the process of developing or altering a process, idea, skill or service to make it marketable for ...
  24. Personal Service Corporation

    A personal service corporation is a corporation that is created for the purpose of providing personal services to individuals ...
  25. Tying

    Tying is an often illegal arrangement where, in order to buy one product, the consumer must purchase another product that ...
  26. Central Purchasing

    Central purchasing is a department within a business or organization that is responsible for making all procurements.
  27. Triggering Term

    A triggering term is a word or phrase that when used in advertising literature requires the presentation of the terms of ...
  28. Creditors' Committee

    A creditors' committee is a group of people who represent a company's creditors in a bankruptcy proceeding.
  29. Passive Loss

    A passive loss is a financial loss within an investment in any trade or business enterprise in which the investor is not ...
  30. Instrumentality

    An instrumentality is a government agency or corporation that acts independently in carrying out work for the public good.
  31. Geo-Targeting

    Geo-targeting refers to the ability for advertisers to place their marketing materials in a specific region or locale.
  32. Ray Dalio's Advice to College Grads

    Dalio sat down with Investopedia Editor-in-Chief Caleb Silver to cover the 10 keys to success he'd give to college grads ...
  33. Quantity Discount

    Quantity discount is an incentive offered to a buyer that results in a decreased cost per unit of goods or materials when ...
  34. Misselling

    Misselling is a sales practice in which a product or service is deliberately misrepresented or a customer is misled about ...
  35. Salary Freeze

    A salary freeze refers to when a company suspends salary or wage increases for a period of time, typically due to financial ...
  36. Percentage Change

    Percentage change is a simple mathematical concept that represents the degree of change over time.
  37. Chief Executive Officer - CEO

    A CEO is the highest ranking executive in a company whose main responsibilities include high-level strategy, major corporate ...
  38. Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Service

    A peer-to-peer (P2P) service is a decentralized platform whereby two individuals interact directly with each other, without ...
  39. Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI)

    A genuine progress indicator is a metric used to measure the economic growth of a country. It is an alternative metric to ...
  40. Current Transfers

    Current transfers are current account transaction in which a resident entity in one nation provides a nonresident entity ...
  41. Materials Requirements Planning (MRP)

    Materials requirements planning is one of the first software-based integrated information systems designed to improve productivity ...
  42. Mark Zuckerberg

    Self-taught computer programmer and self-made multi-billionaire Mark Zuckerberg is the CEO of Facebook, which he founded ...
  43. Revolving Door

    Revolving door refers to the movement of high-level employees from public sector jobs to private sector jobs and vice versa. ...
  44. Facility Operations

    Facilities operations refers to the management of all of the processes, people and assets required for facility to do what ...
  45. Uniform Partnership Act (UPA)

    The Uniform Partnership Act (UPA) provides governance for business partnerships in several U.S. states.
  46. Masterbrand

    A masterbrand is a specific overarching brand name that serves as the main anchoring point on which all underlying products ...
  47. Zero-Cost Strategy

    Zero cost strategy refers to a trading or business decision that does not entail any expense upon execution.
  48. Click-Through Rate (CTR)

    Click-through rate (CTR) is the percentage of individuals viewing a web page who click on a specific advertisement that appears ...
  49. Asset Stripping

    Asset stripping is the process of buying an undervalued company with the intent of selling off its assets to generate a profit ...
  50. Quid Pro Quo

    Quid pro quo, Latin for "something for something," is used to describe when two parties engage in a mutual agreement to exchange ...
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    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
  3. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
  4. The World's Most Valuable Private Companies

    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
  5. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
Hot Definitions
  1. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority - FINRA

    A regulatory body created after the merger of the National Association of Securities Dealers and the New York Stock Exchange's ...
  2. Initial Public Offering - IPO

    The first sale of stock by a private company to the public. IPOs are often issued by companies seeking the capital to expand ...
  3. Cost of Goods Sold - COGS

    Cost of goods sold (COGS) is the direct costs attributable to the production of the goods sold in a company.
  4. Profit and Loss Statement (P&L)

    A financial statement that summarizes the revenues, costs and expenses incurred during a specified period of time, usually ...
  5. Monte Carlo Simulation

    Monte Carlo simulations are used to model the probability of different outcomes in a process that cannot easily be predicted ...
  6. Price Elasticity of Demand

    Price elasticity of demand is a measure of the change in the quantity demanded or purchased of a product in relation to its ...
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