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Most commonly, the gross proceeds of a business transaction less the costs of the transaction; i.e., net proceeds. Excess of revenues over expenses for a transaction; sometimes used synonymously with net income for the period. Gain realized from business or investment over and above expenditures.

Accession of good, valuable results, useful consequences, avail, or gain. The benefit, advantage, or pecuniary gain accruing to the owner or occupant of land from its actual use; as in the familiar phrase rents, issues and profits, or in the expression mesne profits.

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Of the twenty-seven textbooks sampled, twenty-two provide numerical examples of how the entrepreneur's profit is determined, (8) and twenty define the normal rate of return as zero economic profit. In most cases (nineteen out of twenty-seven), these examples define the normal rate of return based on the input contribution of the firm's owner.
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In terms of their meaning, their two factors corresponded to "Success" and "Economic profits" of OGAS.
If a CEO wants to perpetuate value-destroying businesses, the board should actively intercede and insist on a resolution that quickly yields positive economic profits or else remove that business from the portfolio.
Further support for the claim against transfer pricing rules is that counter-intuitively, transfer pricing inures to the benefit of the integrated producer by inflating accounting costs and permitting the producer to hide economic profit, thereby achieving a result undermining transfer pricing theory and regulation.
When the gas cost reaches 1.6 Lt/[m.sup.3], and the price of a thermo-isolation material is at 420 Lt/[m.sup.3] ([[lambda].sub.ds] = 0.034 W/(mK)), a thermo-isolation of a building wall that has a pre-reconstruction thermal resistance of [R.sub.1] = 2 would result in a largest economic profit when the thermo-isolation material is 10 cm in thickness.
Economic Profits is the result of Govines dissertation for a doctoral degree in Business Administration at Beverly Hills University in 1983.
Firms always achieve positive economic profits through price-quality markups only if fixed capital investments are not too concave with technology choice.
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