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LIVING DEAD Definition
LIVING DEAD are venture capital investments that neither fail nor are easily liquidated. These are termed the "living dead" and are judged as failures by venture capitalists.
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MARGINAL COST is a calculation showing the change in total cost as a result of a change in volume, e.g. if one more item of output increases the total cost by $25, the marginal cost is $25. It is usually useful to determine marginal cost because it can aid in determining if the rate of production should be altered.
INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH, in an auditor's report, is the first paragraph of the auditor's standard report which identifies the financial statements audited and states the financial statements are the responsibility of management and that the auditor's responsibility is to express an opinion on the financial statements based on the audit.