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|French to English translations [PRO]|
Social Sciences - Economics / Employment growth
|French term or phrase: générosité (here)|
|Still on my business growth article....|
I'm not sure how to translate "générosité" in this context:
Pour chacun des 3 modèles, la croissance de l’entreprise peut être théoriquement expliquée par neuf variables liées au(x) caractéristique(s) du créateur (niveau d’éducation, âge, genre, nationalité, entourage familial, …), six variables liées au(x) caractéristique(s) de la firme (taille, âge, ressources financières), une variable liée à la stratégie (étendue du marché) et une variable liée à l’environnement (la **générosité** du secteur d’appartenance).
I don't think generosity works in the same way in English as I don't think they're talking about how much the sector gives back to the community as such - but I may be wrong.
Here's another example of its use:
La **générosité** de l’environnement et, en particulier le taux de croissance sectoriel est, de loin, la variable environnementale dont l’influence sur la croissance a été la plus étudiée par les travaux empiriques. En principe, une croissance de l’industrie permet aux
entreprises existantes de ne pas nécessairement être déforcées par la prise de parts de marché par de nouveaux entrants et diminue, de ce fait, la probabilité d’une riposte de la part des premières.
Any suggestions very gratefully received.
|prosperity / prosperous|
Service sector shows split in prosperity
A deep split has emerged in the service sector, as business and professional services firms thrive while consumer-oriented companies struggle, a new survey reveals.
The latest sector reading from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Grant Thornton shows that market, management and legal services firms have led the business and professional services sub-sector to its fastest rate of growth since the survey began in November 1998.
The survey found that a balance of 39% saw the value of business rise over the last three months, way above analysts' predictions of 10%.
Providing a Positive Business Environment
Without a sound and prosperous business environment, Government lacks the resources to tackle important issues such as education, affordable housing and research into alternative energy.
A positive business environment isn't bad either!
You could use different words for the two examples that you have given.
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|Many thanks to everyone for all your suggestions; who would have thought that such an innocent-sounding word could generate so many different interpretations? I was tempted by Paul's growth dynamics, but this piece is so jargin-ridden that I felt they would have used "dynamique de croissance" had the meant that. "Dynamisme" did indeed come up somewhere along the line. I therefore went with Julie's "prosperity" in the end - I think it neatly encompasses both favourable conditions (thanks Guy!) and the general feel of the sector.|
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