sharpbender

sharpbender

(ˈʃɑːpˌbɛndə)
n
(Commerce) informal an organization that has been underperforming its competitors but suddenly becomes more successful, often as a result of new management or changes in its business strategy
[C20: from the sharp upward bend in its sales or profits]
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Sharpbender: An organisation which has been under-performing but suddenly become successful, often through changes to management or strategy.
and McKiermon, P., Sharpbenders: The Secrets of Unleashing Corporate Potential, Blackwell, Oxford, 1988.
(1989), Sharpbenders: The Secrets of Unleashing Corporate Potential, Blackwell, Oxford.
McKiernan, Sharpbenders: The Secrets of Unleashing Corporate Potential (Basil Blackwell, 1988); Hugh O'Neill, "Turnaround and Recovery: What Strategy Do You Need?" Long Range Planning, Vol.19, No.1, 1986, pp.
(1992), Sharpbenders: The Search for Unleashing Corporate Potential, Basil Blackwell, Oxford.