Wasting asset

Definition:

An asset that has a limited life and thus decreases in value (depreciates) over time. Also applies to consumed assets, such as oil or gas, and termed "depletion."

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Agency theory

The analysis of principal-agent relationships, in which one person, an agent, acts on behalf of another person, a principal.

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