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The product rationalization process is a management process that ensures products offered in the product portfolio can perform at the level expected from the enterprise's investment.
Unique to the learning perspectives within the milieu of structured interrogations, rationalizations for the crimes are part of the criminal's learning process.
However, upon noticing any of these rationalizations in oneself or others, a preventive maintenance approach requires immediate examination of the behavior and risks for crossing the boundaries of ethical behavior.
Of course, any new meanings that emerge from dialogue will, in themselves, be rationalizations that will tempt us to take them on as universal meanings.
Fraud research has identified three key indicators that an individual will commit fraud: perceived pressure, perceived opportunity and the person's rationalization or attitude.
I take drugs because I want to win" is another common rationalization of the drug abuser.
The danger of this rationalization is ``that we are giving license not only to Clinton's corruption but possibly to our own as well,'' Bennett writes.
The two rationalizations will remove nearly 30% of NOVA Innovene's total EPS capacity and more than 10 percent of Western European industry capacity.