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Intangibility refers to the degree of "touch and feel" that is required to experience the particular service.
To distinguish between the various service types, numerous service typologies include as their primary variables the intangibility and inseparability of the service (Boddewyn/Halbrich/Perry 1986, Silvestro/Fitzgerald/Johnston/Voss 1992).
1 implicitly assumes that each firm chooses its size, debt structure, age, asset intangibility, Q, financial arrangement, corresponding profitability every year independent of its own choices in previous years, and independent of the contemporaneous choices made by all other firms.
While Buell sees this as a potential strength, perhaps what we might call the strategic intangibility that defined and bolstered ecocriticism's inclusivity principle in the late 1990s is counterproductive now and actually threatens to undo ecocriticism.
This information culture is based on the information framework, symbolised by: Instantaneity, Interactivity, Informality and Intangibility.
However, this order is reversed when we look at intangible assets with regards to the total assets (the intangibility of the firm).
The Pope added, "No type of research can ignore the intangibility of every human being: to violate this barrier means to open up the doors to a new form of barbarity.
We need to be guaranteed that Rwandese troops do not enter into the Congo, following the principle of intangibility of borders, and also to ensure that Congolese territory is not attacked from within.
the tangible intangibility of a proper body without flesh, but still the body of someone as someone other," (28) he comes very close to repeat his own definition of the crypt in "Fors," and finally to the definition of the phantom by Abraham.
Schiffman and Kanuk (2000) has shown that service organization customers face higher degrees of perceived risk, because of the issues of intangibility and variability.
Rob Goffee and Garith Jones, in their book The Character of a Corporation, explain why: "Most companies are intimidated by its [corporate culture] intangibility, convinced of its secondary importance to the 'harder' components of their strategic plans, or simply don't know how to assess culture or change it.