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Unbundling

Separation of a multinational firm's transfers of funds into discrete flows for specific purposes. See: Bundling.

Unbundling

The practice of separating previously joined products and selling them. Unbundling tends to become more common under deregulatory policies.

unbundling

The separation and separate pricing of products and services by financial institutions. When deregulation resulted in price competition and the introduction of new products, financial institutions found it increasingly necessary to offer and price each product separately.

unbundling

a colloquial term used to describe a DE-MERGER (the break-up of a company originally formed through a MERGER into two or more separate companies) or more generally the sale of a number of its business divisions by a conglomerate company (see DIVERSIFICATION).
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Decoupling or unbundling services from the delivery of hearing aids is a complex process requiring a careful analysis of a practice's costs as well as the demands of the marketplace.
unbundling experience, future regulatory interventions in the communications marketplace will proceed with more humility and wisdom.
He added that the unbundling and simultaneous listing of Nictus Namibia on the NSX will enhance the strategic flexibility of the Namibian operations and South African operations and will enable the two separately listed entities to embark on their own strategy to grow within their respective commercial and regulatory environments.
Advocates of total unbundling say the proposal would leave the parent utility in control of financial decisions, giving it leverage over decisions taken by the transmission company.
The defining element of an ownership unbundling model is that the network of electricity transmission is operated and owned by one independent company, which clarifies the incentives, responsibilities and liabilities for the network, but unbundling does not necessarily mean lower tariffs," stated Dr Dirk Buchta, managing director of A T Kearney Middle East.
The trend is driven by consumer demand," said Forrest Mosten, a Los Angeles lawyer who was the keynote speaker at the 2000 conference (and a similar one in 2006) and is author of Unbundling Legal Services: Haw to Deliver Legal Services a la Carte for Improved Service and Profits.
Alternative operators are turning more and more to unbundling for supplying internet services, and turning away from the incumbent's wholesale offers (bitstream and simple resale).
Advocates believe that unbundling increases access to justice, promotes efficiency in the courtroom, and furthers business opportunities for attorneys.
Any exchange is available - if an operator wants to take unbundling of the exchange they can,' said Mr Morfett.
Unbundling of services, by contrast, opens the field to myriad other specialist players that can take the pieces of the business most closely aligned with their expertise, including administration, investment and custodial services.
It may have ironed out as the plan fund grew, but unbundling was not the best choice for us now.
Similar to unbundling, except the component parts are used without the global procedure (e.