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In the BCG growth share matrix, the quadrant representing companies, especially subsidies, that require minimal cash injections but have low market shares, and therefore usually operate with little or no profit. These companies usually exist in mature industries with well established but not very profitable markets, products, or brands. Some analysts recommend selling dogs, as they have little potential for growth; however, because they require little capital to operate, they may be useful and may perhaps produce an earnings surprise. See also: Marketing, Portfolio analysis.


Slang for an undesirable property.

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Putin is aware that Russia's economy is teetering towards a possible recession, but his doggedness to create quasi states along the eastern part of Ukraine, has not been quenched.
I confess to being baffled, but history tells us that this kind of doggedness in the face of rational opposition rarely comes from brilliance or vision.
Subash showed doggedness and played with confidence to down Avinash 12-10, 8-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-8, 12-10 to line-up a repeat clash against Armn Sattikar in the under-17 final.
Ponty assistant coach Paul John recognised Llandovery doggedness but was satisfied that his side had another gear to find.
Her doggedness is fantastic but it makes you wonder why, if she can achieve so much, internet giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter do so little.
And their doggedness late in that game proves they can get down and dirty when needed.
Why did it take a 2,000-strong petition and the doggedness of Julie Hambleton to get a review of all evidence?
But, it was due to his doggedness, if not necessarily standout technique or exuberant stroke-play, that the tourists, defending a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, were able to close at the Basin Reserve comfortably on the second day placed at 246 for two.
This wasn't one of our better games but we have doggedness about us.
Wolves won't be expected to win too many games, but we won't fear anyone at home and we can stay up with a mixture of good football and doggedness.
It must be said, though, that no matter which way the decisions go, it would not get this close without the thoroughly professional attitude, finesse and sheer bloody doggedness of the National Trust's own staff led by Liz Fisher.
Much of their resurgence has been due to their doggedness, an attitude from which Warwickshire can learn much.