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BUSINESS SEGMENT Definition
BUSINESS SEGMENT is a component of an enterprise that (a) provides a single product or service or a group of related products and services and (b) that is subject to risks and returns that are different from those of other business segments.
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DOCUMENT CONTROL is a function or department which keeps track of all documentation, specifications and processes. The purpose is to ensure that everyone uses the correct and most current processes and specifications.
NET RECEIVABLES are a companys accounts receivable (money owed to the company) minus any provisions for bad debts. A firm with a sustainable competitive advantage shows a lower percentage net receivables to gross sales than their competitors, i.e. a firm with a sustainable competitive advantage need not be generous with credit.