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The AMA Dictionary of Business and Management by George Thomas Kurian

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The AMADictionary ofBusiness and Management

A

A1 In life and marine insurance, rating given to person or property in perfect condition.

AAA Prime rating given to securities by Standard and Poor’s.

AAP AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM

Abandonment 1. Final stage in a product life cycle when the decision is made to discontinue it. 2. Relinquishing a product to a third party with or without a settlement or compensation.

Abandonment option Choice of terminating an investment before its scheduled closing date.

ABB ACTIVITY-BASED BUDGETING

ABC ACTIVITY-BASED COSTING

ABC AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION

Abilene paradox Theory that some decisions ostensibly based on consensus are counterproductive because they are founded on misperceptions and poor communications. ...

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