OFF-BOOK PARTNERSHIP is a type of blind trust. It offers some advantages over the traditional methods of capital procurement. In some cases there is a fatal lack of transparency (e.g. Enron) that allows off-book partners to hide debts, pump profits, launder money and enrich insiders, but ultimately bankrupting the company and stripping assets from its employees' pension funds. See BLIND TRUST.
WITHOUT PREJUDICE is to come to agreement without negating the right or ability to take some form of action in the future, e.g. a legal case can be settled without prejudice, allowing for future legal action if desired by one or more of the parties to the settlement.
MACRO ENVIRONMENT is the external factors which affect a company's planning and performance, and are beyond its control: e.g, socio-economic, government regulations, legal and technological change.
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