Business Product

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A Business Product is a product released by an business into a market.



References

2011

  • (Wikipedia, 2011) ⇒ http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Product_(business)
    • QUOTE:In general, the product is defined as a "thing produced by labor or effort"[1] or the "result of an act or a process",[2] and stems from the verb produce, from the Latin prōdūce(re) '(to) lead or bring forth'. Since 1575, the word "product" has referred to anything produced.[3] Since 1695, the word has referred to "thing or things produced".[4]

      In economics and commerce, products belong to a broader category of goods. The economic meaning of product was first used by political economist Adam Smith.

      In marketing, a product is anything that can be offered to a market that might satisfy a want or need.[5] In retailing, products are called merchandise. In manufacturing, products are purchased as raw materials and sold as finished goods. Commodities are usually raw materials such as metals and agricultural products, but a commodity can also be anything widely available in the open market. In project management, products are the formal definition of the project deliverables that make up or contribute to delivering the objectives of the project. In insurance, the policies are considered products offered for sale by the insurance company that created the contract.

  1. Random House Dictionary, 1975
  2. Glossary of the terms related to quality assurance from the Tempus Joint European Project for the Development of Quality Assurance
  3. Etymology of product, etymonline.com.
  4. Etymology of produce
  5. Kotler, P., Armstrong, G., Brown, L., and Adam, S. (2006) Marketing, 7th Ed. Pearson Education Australia/Prentice Hall.