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Business Segment

A division or subset of a business' operations, especially in large corporations. For a division to be considered a segment, it must directly earn revenue for the company. For example, a heavily diversified corporation may have one segment dedicated to telecommunications, another to manufacturing, and a third to energy. It is also known simply as a segment. Internally, each segment's expenses and revenues are accounted for separately.

segment

An identifiable part of a business organization. For example, a large corporation might have a number of segments including industrial, aerospace, and leisure products. Also called business segment.
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In PNG (a Melanesian society) indigenous leadership in segmentary societies is commonly based on clan leadership, except for a few areas in the New Guinea Islands and Papua regions which have a chief leadership system similar to the Polynesian leadership structure.
With the exception of the Somali-speaking Ogaden nomads, all the above mentioned groups are Arabic speaking pastoral-nomadic societies consisting of segmentary lineage groups.
Simply put, segmentary lineages allow a society to operate strictly on the basis of kinship ties, without the need for a central government.
Windler, 'Representing the State in a Segmentary Society: French Consuls in Tunis From the Ancien Regime to the Restoration', The Journal of Modern History, vol.
Maori social structure is often represented in terms of a segmentary system composed of whanau (extended families), hapu (collections of whanau that make up sub-tribes or tribes), iwi (collections of hapu that compose tribes or peoples) and waka (canoes, i.
ANTHROPOLOGIST 661 (1967); and Segmentary Opposition and the Theory of Games: A Study of Pathan Organization, 89 J.
Importantly, "ethnic groups, unlike races, are not mutually exclusive, but are structured in segmentary hierarchies with each more inclusive segment subsuming ethnic groups which were contrastive at another level" (Keyes, 1974, p.
84) The claims of rival segments, including the descendants of Duncan II, had been pushed aside -- thus setting the stage for segmentary strife and resistance to the descendants of Malcolm III and Margaret into the early thirteenth century.
In its second level of reading, this book, as a handbook for fortune-telling, enters life itself and mixes with it, thus enabling even a segmentary reading of the text and a reading of the text in the second key different from the transparent side of the given model as a level of a Romanesque happening.
This Lucintel research report provides excellent understanding of recent industry scope and overview, global macroeconomic overview, relative market attractiveness by region, annual industry trend, emerging trends, industry forecasts, Porter's Five Forces analysis, product launches and merger and acquisitions that determine the regional and segmentary opportunities, competitive landscape, and profitability trend and analysis of the major industry players.
Merlan and Rumsey (1991) have recuperated the term segmentary to describe these shifting levels of identity for Highlands Papua New Guinea.
Therefore, it is argued, there is no evidence for a class-based society, with tribute flowing from smaller to larger settlements, and an alternative of a more egalitarian and segmentary society is inferred.