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obsolescent

(ŏb′sə-lĕs′ənt)
adj.
Biology Becoming reduced during the course of evolution; vestigial or nearly vestigial. Used of an organ or other part of an organism.

ob′so·les′cence n.
ob′so·les′cent·ly adv.
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Similarly, mostly state owned firms in the land and resources sector, also prone to the obsolescing bargain, seek politically connected partners as informal risk insurance in Cambodia, as well as funding from the Chinese EXIM bank.
obsolescing bargain than sectors, such as light manufacturing, in which
Increased demand for commodities (including labor), the steady long term effect of the obsolescing bargain, and the new emergence of popular governance in the developing world will all lead to greater bargaining power on the part of host government vis-a-vis MNCs and their home governments.
(2007): "An Obsolescing Bargain in Chad: Shifts in Leverage Between the Government and the World Bank," Business and Politics, 9 (2).
(17) This "obsolescing bargain" is particularly prevalent in developing countries and those in transition from planned to market-based economies.
The controls had to be set up as quotas for each farm, grounded on production in some past base-period, which of course cast farm production in a rapidly obsolescing mold.
Glock has done a really nice job of integrating the accessory frame rail without increasing bulk or obsolescing older holsters.
The notion of asset specificity, applied to transaction-specific, non-redeployable assets in which physical and human investments are specialized and unique to a task (Williamson, 1975), is obsolescing towards a phenomenon of multiple organizations engaged in communication that the probability of any one firm finding a use for the asset is higher than in the case of disaggregated firms competing in the market.
(26) The section on the local-central government relationship in China and the ways in which the preference for inward FDI varies in terms of risk tolerance, time horizon and "obsolescing bargains" draws heavily on Yu Zheng, "Foreign Direct Investment and Special Zones", especially pp.
In Brazil, things seem to be slightly more urgent since the Forca Aerea is having its fleet of F-5s seriously upgraded and shall need to replace its obsolescing Mectron MAA-1 Piranhas.
The most expensive and fast obsolescing asset of any organization is its machinery.
The rest, arguably the true innovation of the corporation, is focused on obsolescing current product lines with next generation or substitute designs.