Exogenous

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Exogenous

Describes facts outside the control of the firm. Converse of endogenous.

Exogenous

1. Describing anything outside a company's control. For example, a company may fail because of a recession even if it does everything right. In this case, the recession is an exogenous factor.

2. See: Independent Variable.
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Moreover, the rescue experiments showed that exogenetic overexpression of YWHAZ could reverse the anti-proliferation effect of miR-375 in ccRCC cell lines.
Such a study thus contributes to promoting a more satisfying equilibrium between endo- and exogenetic factors in the composition of a text that has, of late, been popular.
In the terminology of Drazin and Sandlands (1992), our methodology reflects an autogenetic, rather than an exogenetic or endogenetic, view of organizational behavior.