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Liberalism

The philosophy that one ought to be able to do what one would like provided it does not hurt another person. It was conceived in the 19th century primarily as an economic and social philosophy espousing religious liberty, the free market, and capitalism. In the 20th century, it became associated with the left, especially in the United States, due to a concern for social justice. As a result, a liberal tends to favor regulation of private enterprise. However, adherents to what is sometimes called "19th-century liberalism" or "European liberalism" are presumably more amenable to the free market.
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While extant research has provided key insights into how industry characteristics can influence informality, in going forward, we focus on three specific industry conditions that have been shown to influence firm decisions--dynamism, munificence, and concentration (Dess & Beard, 1984).
The results provided by this study can be used in future research, such as: extending the research to other regions or at the national level, identifying environmental impact on the entrepreneurial orientation, identification of the perceived impact of business environment on the entrepreneurial orientation, measurement of other components of entrepreneurial environment such as complexity dimension and munificence dimension.
Note that industry munificence also had significant positive correlations with all three performance measures.
Munificence of resources in the business environment increases the degree to which a company engages in environmental management (Aragon-Correa & Sharma, 2003; Rothenberg & Zyglidopoulos, 2007).
It is one way the ROM is recognizing their generosity--a munificence that helped to make Renaissance ROM one of the most successful cultural fundraising campaigns in Canada.
The short stories and novella portray characters struggling to cope with drastic social changes: a man about to wed tries in vain to balance family tradition with the munificence of American life; a frail, dying woman prolongs death just long enough to triumphantly take part in the 25th anniversary of the Iraqi immigration to Israel.
Environmental munificence is the availability of resources in the environment to support growth strategies (McArthur & Nystrom, 1991).
Therefore, we sought to go beyond previous studies by exploring whether the personality-alertness relationship is consistent across entrepreneurial munificence (i.
Never mind that the people picking up the tab for this bailout will ultimately be middle class taxpayers--whose thanks for their forced munificence will come in the form of decimated retirement savings and a crippled Social Security system.
Furthermore, that prince generally "makes himself an example of humanity [umanita] and munificence, always keeping a firm hold on the majesty of his dignity [la maesta della dignita sua].
It is the one-way street named "kindness"--simple acts of munificence, of offering a helping hand.
Traditionally there has been a tendency to separate the economic and religious spheres and religious structures have been studied either in terms of style and chronology or as objects of royal munificence providing legitimization to the political elite.