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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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Gael Matheson for her doggedness in fighting the Presbytery of P.
McGarry's bullish charm threatens to turn to fury, and caroms off Jones' doggedness.
Other works seemed even farther afield, such as photographs of Valie Export and Peter Weibel's performance From the Portfolio of Doggedness, 1968, showing Export walking Weibel on a leash through the streets of Vienna, or Lygia Clark's "Sensorial Objects," 1966, which are neither cubic nor serial but idiosyncratic little works made of plastic bags, water, balls, and eye goggles.
Snyder also says doggedness is an important factor for success in the tire recycling game.
As a feat of engineering, doggedness and courage, it has few rivals in American history.
Forgotten--there's memory again--was the value of the stoic devotion to duty, that doggedness and determination that attended to the little things, the simple things that made a difference in people's lives.
In the process, via doggedness and serendipity, he assembles the story of half a million refugees who fled Spain for France after Barcelona fell to Franco in February 1939.
If nothing else, Cohn's spadework in the archives -- especially his ability to link persons in various archival collections -- evinces considerable doggedness on his part.
The Peabody Trust is to be commended for its enlightened approach (see also AR Nov 1999) as is Dunster for having the evangelical doggedness to see the enterprise through.
Their doggedness in the face of repeated disappointment is inspirational.
Though widely attacked and little understood, the strength of the president's initiative `is its doggedness in tackling issues that a lot of people would rather tiptoe around', commented The Oregonian.
The only force I believe in is prayer, and it is a force I apply with more doggedness than attention.