Value Chain Analysis

Definition: Value chain analysis is a process of dividing various activities of the business in primary and support activities and analyzing them, keeping in mind, their contribution towards value creation to the final product. And to do so, inputs consumed by the activity and outputs generated are studied, so as to decrease costs and increase…

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Gap Analysis

Definition: Gap Analysis can be understood as a strategic tool used for analyzing the gap between the target and anticipated results, by assessing the extent of the task and the ways, in which gap might be bridged. It involves making a comparison of the present performance level of the entity or business unit with that…

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Ansoff Matrix

Definition: Ansoff Matrix, or otherwise known as Product-Market Expansion Grid, is a strategic planning tool, developed by Igor Ansoff, to help firms chalk out strategy for product and market growth. It is a business analysis technique that is very useful in identifying growth opportunities. The matrix best exemplifies, various intensification alternatives before the firm, i.e.…

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Marginal Costing

Definition: Marginal Costing is a costing technique wherein the marginal cost, i.e. variable cost is charged to units of cost, while the fixed cost for the period is completely written off against the contribution. The term marginal cost implies the additional cost involved in producing an extra unit of output, which can be reckoned by…

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Business Strategy

Definition: Business strategy can be understood as the course of action or set of decisions which assist the entrepreneurs in achieving specific business objectives. It is the master plan that the management use to secure a competitive position in the market, carry on its operations, please customers and achieve the desired ends of the business.…

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Margin of Safety

Definition: Margin of Safety (MOS) is defined as the excess of actual or projected sales over break-even sales, that can be expressed in monetary terms or units, or as a percentage of total sales. The margin of Safety implies the sales point over and above the break-even point, that results in profit. Break-even point (BEP),…

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Treasury Bills

Definition: Treasury Bills, also known as T-bills are the short-term money market instrument, issued by the central bank on behalf of the government to curb temporary liquidity shortfalls. These do not yield any interest, but issued at a discount, at its redemption price, and repaid at par when it gets matured. T-bills are the key…

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Business

Definition: Business is defined as an organised economic activity, wherein the exchange of goods and services takes place, for adequate consideration. It is nothing but a method of making money, from commercial transactions. It includes all those activities whose sole aim is to make available the desired goods and services to the society, in an…

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Merger

Definition: The term ‘merger’ is used to mean the unification of two or more business houses to form an entirely new entity. It leads to the dissolution of more or more entities, to get absorbed into another undertaking, which is relatively bigger in size. It is a strategy adopted by the company to maximise company’s…

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Organizational Conflict

Definition: Organizational Conflict or otherwise known as workplace conflict, is described as the state of disagreement or misunderstanding, resulting from the actual or perceived dissent of needs, beliefs, resources and relationship between the members of the organization. At the workplace, whenever, two or more persons interact, conflict occurs when opinions with respect to any task…

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