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Weak Sister

What is 'Weak Sister'

An element that undermines the entire system. Weak sister can either refer to a single individual or a specialized group considered to be the weak link in an integrated process.

Explaining 'Weak Sister'

Usually referring to an undependable member of a group environment, the weak sister can also be a malfunctioning part of a team oriented task. For example, the slowest member in an assembly line or a slow marketing team which hinders the overall performance of operations is referred to as the weak sister.


Further Reading


A Weak Sister? Macmillan, Suez and the British Economy, July to November, 1956
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… A Weak Sister … Economic issues were apparently not mentioned at the meeting on 25 October when doubts were expressed about the proposed intervention … It was doubtful whether American approval for IMF money or any other source of finance would be forthcoming in the …

Other financial corporations: Cinderella or ugly sister of empirical monetary economics?Other financial corporations: Cinderella or ugly sister of empirical monetary economics?
papers.ssrn.com [PDF]
… A Weak Sister … Economic issues were apparently not mentioned at the meeting on 25 October when doubts were expressed about the proposed intervention … It was doubtful whether American approval for IMF money or any other source of finance would be forthcoming in the …

Other financial corporations: Cinderella or ugly sister of empirical monetary economics?Other financial corporations: Cinderella or ugly sister of empirical monetary economics?
onlinelibrary.wiley.com [PDF]
… A Weak Sister … Economic issues were apparently not mentioned at the meeting on 25 October when doubts were expressed about the proposed intervention … It was doubtful whether American approval for IMF money or any other source of finance would be forthcoming in the …

The Philippines in the Asian financial crisis: how the sick man avoided pneumoniaThe Philippines in the Asian financial crisis: how the sick man avoided pneumonia
online.ucpress.edu [PDF]
… A Weak Sister … Economic issues were apparently not mentioned at the meeting on 25 October when doubts were expressed about the proposed intervention … It was doubtful whether American approval for IMF money or any other source of finance would be forthcoming in the …

The political economy of the German Länder deficits: weak governments meet strong finance ministersThe political economy of the German Länder deficits: weak governments meet strong finance ministers
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… A Weak Sister … Economic issues were apparently not mentioned at the meeting on 25 October when doubts were expressed about the proposed intervention … It was doubtful whether American approval for IMF money or any other source of finance would be forthcoming in the …

Who talks to whom? Intra-and interdisciplinary communication of economics journalsWho talks to whom? Intra-and interdisciplinary communication of economics journals
www.aeaweb.org [PDF]
… A Weak Sister … Economic issues were apparently not mentioned at the meeting on 25 October when doubts were expressed about the proposed intervention … It was doubtful whether American approval for IMF money or any other source of finance would be forthcoming in the …

Economic imperialism and the crisis in financial accounting researchEconomic imperialism and the crisis in financial accounting research
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
… A Weak Sister … Economic issues were apparently not mentioned at the meeting on 25 October when doubts were expressed about the proposed intervention … It was doubtful whether American approval for IMF money or any other source of finance would be forthcoming in the …


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