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Frictions

The "stickiness" involved in making transactions; the total process including time, effort, money, and tax effects of gathering information and making a transaction such as buying a stock or borrowing money.

Frictions

The processes involved in making a transaction. For example, if one wishes to buy a stock, one must first determine the price, conduct research, comply with regulations, and spend time doing each of those things. Frictions include both monetary and non-monetary costs. They are associated with the relative difficulty of conducting a transaction. See also: Friction costs, Frictional unemployment.
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They also have sources of friction to address, such as those related to outdated regulation, excessive bureaucracy, and impediments to investment.
Reducing Friction in the Internet Economy", serves as a follow-up to BCG's previous report "The Connected World: Greasing the Wheels of the Internet Economy".
High-income aspirants" -- such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Qatar -- have a high per capita GDP despite, rather than because of, the level of friction in their digital economies.
Reducing Friction in the Internet Economy", serves as a follow-up to BCG's previous report, "The Connected World: Greasing the Wheels of the Internet Economy".
One of these is "high-income aspirants" and countries in this grouping - such as Qatar - have a high per capita GDP despite, rather than because of, the level of friction in their digital economies.
SMEs encounter a range of frictions that slow or prevent them from fully exploiting the Internet's potential.
Policy responses that fail to take into account how quickly technologies and the innovations they enable are evolving can cause more, rather than less, friction.
To take up the challenge presented by this crossroad of financial economics, my research project seeks to contribute to the knowledge of financial frictions and what to do about them.
Households, in maximizing their welfare, and firms, in maximizing their profits, face various frictions in pursuing their goals, such as costs associated with adjusting the rate of household purchases of durable goods or the rate of business investment in capital equipment.
With those jobs, however, come new frictions over the question of ownership and management.
And yet the economy faces a new reality that is hurting productivity and affecting the bottom line of many companies, reports FORTUNE's Anna Bernasek in "The Friction Economy.
In 2008, a literature review and analysis of rubber friction research produced evidence for existence of this microhysteretic force.