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The AMA Dictionary of Business and Management by George Thomas Kurian

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Sacred cow Inviolable traditional assumptions, ideas, and theories; reference to the animal that is venerated in Hindu culture.

Safety See OSHA.

Sagacity segmentation Subdivision of a market to differentiate by stages of life, noting levels of income, demographics, and lifestyle.

Salary Fixed, regular payments to employees in return for their services, expressed in annual earnings.

Salary grade Bracket in which a person’s salary falls, based on seniority and with a maximum and minimum but excluding bonuses, allowances, and perquisites.

Sale Transaction in which a good is purchased by a user or consumer from a manufacturer or merchant, following inspection, by description from a salesman, or by sample on the basis that the quality of goods received ...

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