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the decision by a firm on whether to make a component or product itself or to buy it from an external supplier (see OUTSOURCING). The decision will depend upon the combined production costs and TRANSACTION COSTS of the alternatives. Sometimes a firm may adopt mixes of the two policies, producing some quantity of the product itself and buying the remainder, depending upon the relative costs of the sources and security of supply considerations. See TRANSACTION for a more detailed discussion. See INTERNALIZATION, VERTICAL INTEGRATION.
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I felt desperate to make love, like it would kill me if we didn't.
Marcus likes to make love early in the day because that's when his testosterone level is at its highest.
If women don't make love for long periods of time, it becomes harder for them to have an orgasm or to feel uninhibited.
The wine and the feeling of his fingers on my legs made me desperate to make love to him there and then.
A third of women regularly did not want to make love and 23 per cent said sex was not a pleasure.
Men get turned on by seeing women naked while having sex and it's nice to watch your partner as you make love.
MORE than 30 couples a year make love at the top of the 1,045ft Eiffel Tower, a former lift operator claimed yesterday.