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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.
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Slang for an undesirable property.

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Salford have already shown plenty of doggedness in narrow defeats by Leeds and Bradford so Hull may have to work hard to pick up the points.
Vittorio Bellavite, spokesman of the Italian section of the We Are Church movement, which campaigns for reforms in the church, said, "The obstinacy and doggedness of the reigning pontiff against liberation theology is just amazing.
Gael Matheson for her doggedness in fighting the Presbytery of P.E.I., and winning at least a minimal financial award and reinstatement with the help of the human rights commission.
However, there is lack of research and discussion pertaining to the significance of personal motivation that can be described as "doggedness" relative to successful completion of graduation requirements.
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.
And twice-timed capped English international Carrick believed Cardiff's doggedness will hold them in good stead for the rest of this campaign.
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.
Grace copes with diligent work and doggedness. Allison enjoys being dramatic, with intriguing stories about her floating about.
The State Board of Equalization disagreed with Auerbach in a unanimous vote, but, displaying the cardinal virtue that has sustained his profession over the ages (doggedness), the tax collector was considering a court challenge.