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focus

  1. a term used to describe a firm's concentration on a single or limited range of business activities. By focusing on a ‘core activity’ the firm is better able to reap the benefits of SPECIALIZATION and access ECONOMIES OF SCALE, increase its MARKET SHARE and concentrate management's attention and capabilities on ‘what they know best’. On the debit side, however, over-specialization may make the firm vulnerable to cyclical and secular downturns in demand while limiting opportunities for achieving long-run growth. See HORIZONTAL INTEGRATION, COMPETITIVE STRATEGY. Contrast DIVERSIFICATION.
  2. a means of organizing production. See PRODUCT-FOCUSED LAYOUT.
  3. a means of conducting market research by the use of ‘focus groups’. See MARKETING INTELLIGENCE.
  4. competing in (‘targeting’) one MARKET SEGMENT only (also known as niche targeting or marketing.) See CONCENTRATED MARKETING or TARGETING STRATEGY, DIFFERENTIATED MARKETING or TARGETING STRATEGY.

focus

a term used to describe a firm's concentration on a single or limited range of business activities. By focusing on a ‘core activity’, the firm is better able to reap the benefits of SPECIALIZATION and access ECONOMIES OF SCALE, increase its MARKET SHARE and concentrate management's attention and capabilities on ‘what they know best’. On the debit side, however, over-specialization may make the firm vulnerable to cyclical and secular downturns in demand while limiting opportunities for achieving long-run growth. See HORIZONTAL INTEGRATION, DIVERSIFICATION.
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We looked at the amount of internally versus externally focused attention in the three disciplines, the 3.8k swim, the 180k bike and the 42.2k run.
Focused leaders command the full range of their own attention: They are in touch with inner feelings, they control their impulses, they are aware of how others see them, they understand what others need from them, they can weed out distractions and allow their thoughts to wander widely, free of preconceptions.
Participants were classified as either promotion focused or prevention focused on the basis of a median split (Mdn = 0.2222).
So unless you're lucky enough to own a Canon 20Da or are in the market for a new digital SLR, I recommend perfecting some of the other techniques as the best way to ensure your own photo attempts stay sharply focused.
Operation SMART is a program where resources from all across the community are focused on helping girls wonder and imagine.
The rapid growth in availability of geospatial Web services has been followed by the development of new services focused on geospatial Web service discovery and integration.
But keeping the mind quiet and focused, body relaxed, almost completely still, is much easier said than done.
Most of today's metalcasters are focused on manufacturing and production.
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