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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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At the May 29 hypocenter location, the coseismic CFF change is here estimated as 5bar (0.13 bar) in the S2 (S1) case (Figure 9(a)), about 1.5bar (0.1 bar) greater than in Nespoli et al.
The SeisAn programs used for the research presented in this article were: "Hypocenter" for the manual localization, "corr" for the cross correlation between events, and "xclust" to separate the events into families with the same source.
As the distance between sensors and hypocenter increases, the attenuation and changes of signals become stronger.
The hypocenter was near Accumoli city in the Italian region Latium, located about 110 kilometers northeast of Rome.
HYPO71, a computer program for determining hypocenter, magnitude and first motion pattern of local earthquakes, pp.
A grid search method with an anisotropic velocity model was used for AE hypocenter localization.
Its epicenter was east of the district of Lamjung, and its hypocenter was at a depth of approximately 8.2 kilometers.
A monolith now stands on ground zero, or the hypocenter of the blast from which destruction emanated over a 2.5-kilometer radius.
From Akizuki's perspective on top of Motohara Hill, the illness carved a clear geographical path: From the bottom of the hill upward, people died in order of their distance from the bomb's hypocenter. Akizuki called this phenomenon the "concentric circles of death."
[ClickPress, Mon Jun 29 2015] Less than one-half mile from the hypocenter of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, within the area of total destruction, Shizue Nekomoto, 3 year old daughter Yorie, infant son Toshio, and unborn son Toshiharu, miraculously survived the concussion force of nuclear winds and the ensuing firestorm of "Little Boy", the first nuclear bomb used in warfare.
(2003), in an instant t, the amplitude of coda must be due to back-scattering of the primary waves at the scatterers located in ellipses whose foci are the registry station and the hypocenter respectively.