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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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THOUSAND OAKS - It's dog-eat-dog in this neighborhood just off Route 23, where neighbors are pitted against one another over plans to install lights for nighttime use of a popular dog park.
Wallace is a motivational book designed to help today's business owners succeed in this dog-eat-dog world of commercial exchange.
I am assured the course does not have a practical exam at the end - which is probably good news for the people of Wearside - but the 10-week course could still give me skills needed to get to the top in the dog-eat-dog world that is The Journal offices.
The research hints at a resolution to one of the most vexing problems in evolutionary biology: How can worker bees -- which are sterile females and thus have no means of directly passing their genetic makeup to offspring--survive, specialize and evolve in the dog-eat-dog world of natural selection?
For much of the 1980s and 1990s, mergers and acquisitions defined the dog-eat-dog (or should we say, shark-eat-fish) culture of Wall Street.
On the morning of the show, the village hall and field were filled with locals and their dogs, and I realised this was in fact a dog-eat-dog show thinly disguised as a fete.
He's been in the game long enough to know it's dog-eat-dog.
Also, it makes for decent, respectful people without the dog-eat-dog attitude we have today.
MacKenzie, who now meets Mark Selby in Shanghai, said: "It's dog-eat-dog here because it's so hard to qualify for events but I played great.
More than anything it portrays Hollywood as a very dog-eat-dog community where an individual has to toe the line or they find themselves out in the cold forever.
THE dog-eat-dog world of business could be enhanced by the appearance of mutts in meetings, according to a senior research psychologist from Warwick University.
DOG-EAT-DOG WORLD: Dave has his stupid pet tricks, and now Jay wants to find the smartest pooch around.