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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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However, instead of higher Occupation scores in the Experimental group, both the Experimental and Control hearing dog groups had lower Occupation scores at follow-up than at baseline (Cohen d = -0.
Coventry City Council's annual dog show - called Canine Capers and Animal Antics - took place at War Memorial Park on May 11, attracting dog groups, pet charities and animal lovers.
I salute the TV Watch Dog groups who have ended cartoon violence and provided quality for our children.