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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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Fractal structure of the hypocenter distributions and focal mechanism solutions of acoustic emission in two granites of different grain sizes.
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.
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.
The pore pressure change modeled at each hypocenter indicates a critical threshold of ~0.
I've stood near the hypocenter at Nagasaki and Hiroshima, so I know there are spaces like this, but I don't know of a monument in America that does the work Junger calls for.
A joint hypocenter determination, composite focal mechanism and regional stress tensor inversion were carried out as well as the source areas and fault dislocations were estimated.
A damped least-squares method is applied in the inversion process for determining the hypocenter and velocity parameters simultaneously.
It's hypocenter was 70 km off shore and it registered a magnitude of 9.
Located only 500 meters from the hypocenter of the blast, the three-story, reinforced concrete building was heavily damaged.
Hisayo, who was in her 30s, was on the way to a post office on foot near the hypocenter for work on the morning of Aug.
The hypocenter was located between 1 and 2 km in depth, and less than 2 km away from the city of Lorca.
Populations that have been enumerated to evaluate the question of radiation and cancer include A-bomb survivors whose doses were estimated as a function of distance from hypocenter and shielding, patients exposed to medical or diagnostic radiation procedures recorded in clinical records, and workers whose occupational exposures have been monitored by individual dosimeters (National Research Council 2006).