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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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Also joining in the festivities were several local pet service providers, including Doggedly Devoted, Paw Prints of Harlem, Nirvana Tails and Harlem Doggie Day Spa.
Tom Thorne is one among the outstanding protagonists in the crime genre who doggedly solve murders and other mysteries while questioning their own talents, motivations and personalities, often to their own detriment.
Summary: Brest: Team Oman Sail is doggedly chasing the fleet leaders in the Tour de France .
But Dogic showed why he is inside the top 50 players in the world and performed doggedly to secure a 6-7 (8-10) 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-2) victory in a match that lasted almost three hours.
She's doggedly examining David Cameron's Whitehall spending to sniff out embarrassing extravagance.
However, their visitors today are still battling against relegation and could prove difficult to beat as they doggedly fight for survival.
Michael Kay made an important block as the home side defended doggedly to deny Burnley a leveller.
0 TRANMERE put in a doggedly determined defensive performance to claim a Youth Alliance point against unbeaten Walsall.
Meanwhile, both Gruevski and Crvenkovski are behaving as though they are the only ones sitting at the poker table and are doggedly protecting their own interests.
The same sources said, in a telephone conversation with Tunis Afrique Press (TAP) news agency, that the home security forces and units of the national army "tried to disperse the protestors by firing warning shots and tear-gas cannisters, in vain, as the demonstrators doggedly tried to invade the ministry premises.
He kept on doggedly after having attempted to make all of the running, and was only collared at the death by Dubai Crest and Franco Is My Name.
For two years ministers have doggedly resisted restoring compensation for workers suffering asbestos-related lung scarring.