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depletion

Overview page. Subjects: Business and Management — Environmental Science.

The using up of an asset, especially a mineral asset. For example, a quarry is depleted by the extraction of stone. See also wasting asset.

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knowledge management

Overview page. Subjects: Business and Management — Environmental Science.

The systematic management and use of the knowledge (collective data, information, and body of experience) within an organization, to enhance the performance of the organization.

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law of diminishing returns

Overview page. Subjects: Marketing — Environmental Science.

The principle that further inputs into a system produce ever lower increases in outputs. Radelet, Clemens, and Bhavnani (2005) Finance and Dev. 42, 3 find that aid has a positive...

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net reproduction rate

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Business and Management.

The number of female children in a population divided by the number of female adults in the previous generation. This figure gives a good guide to population trends; if it exceeds unity the...

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pollution permit

Overview page. Subjects: Business and Management — Environmental Science.

An approach to the control of pollution emissions in which polluters can bid for a permit that allows them to create a given amount of pollution. Permits can be resold, and the government...

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United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Business and Management.

(Unido)

A part of the United Nations whose mission is to improve people's living conditions and promote global prosperity through offering tailor‐made solutions for the sustainable...

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