OPPORTUNISTIC BEHAVIOUR Definition

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OPPORTUNISTIC BEHAVIOUR occurs where one party takes advantage of his superior knowledge, in order to further his/her interests, by failing to disclose such information to the other party. This would occur, for example, if a supplier of widgets had information about a product which was deliberately withheld from the potential buyer, in the knowledge that such information would negatively affect the price of the product or the willingness of the buyer to purchase it.

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CAPITALIZED COSTS are business expenses that are written off or deducted over a period of time through depreciation or amortization schedules.

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