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presupuestos de arriba abajo

English translation: top-down budgets

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10:56 Nov 30, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
Spanish term or phrase: presupuestos de arriba abajo
This is a criticism of company policy, I don't know if it means they are merely listed from top to bottom rather than stressing profitability-maybe there's a specific business term for this in English.
keith
English translation:top-down budgets
Explanation:
How about top-down budgets with the criticism being that budgets are handed down from on high?
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Frank Johnson
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Local time: 16:36
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Summary of answers provided
naTop-down vs Bottom-up Budgetspalomo
nainflated estimates - high end estimates - starting with highest possible estimatesMegdalina
naWhat's the line context? If it implies anything like too many
Parrot
naTop down budgets
Yolanda Broad
natop-down budgets
Frank Johnson
nabudgets from top to bottom
Francesca Samuel


  

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20 mins
budgets from top to bottom


Explanation:
don't have any other suggestions

Saludos, Francesca

Francesca Samuel
United States
Local time: 15:36
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 159
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30 mins
top-down budgets


Explanation:
How about top-down budgets with the criticism being that budgets are handed down from on high?

Frank Johnson
United States
Local time: 16:36
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1 hr
Top down budgets


Explanation:
Here are a couple of references for you:


Question List
What is a Top-Down Budget? The top-down budget approach entails collecting the opinions
and past budgetary experiences of top and middle managers of similar ...
www.ctc-landtech.com/Road_Map/DISCOVERY/Project Management/... - 2k - Cached -
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Budget Processes: Theory and Experimental Evidence
... a voting equilibrium, it is not always true, as often presumed, that a top-down
budget process leads to a smaller overall budget than does a bottom-up budget ...
www.cirano.umontreal.ca/publication/cahier/resume/99s-33.ht... - 4k - Cached - Similar pages


    Google Search results: www.google.com/search?q=%22top+down+budget%22
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 17:36
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 668

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ZoeZoe
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3 hrs
What's the line context? If it implies anything like too many


Explanation:
budgets are drawn up, or there's too much detail in the budgets, then nothing too technical will do for you.

This is another possible reading.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 23:36
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6 hrs
Top-down vs Bottom-up Budgets


Explanation:
"Top-down" budgets are handed down from higherups in management without consulting their subordinates, versus a "Bottom-up" one in which the input at a "grass roots" level helps shape the process. See for example the site provided.


    Reference: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/EdReformStudies/SysReforms/fullan2.ht...
palomo
United States
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12 hrs
inflated estimates - high end estimates - starting with highest possible estimates


Explanation:
This is how I'd read it. Hope it helps! Good luck!

Megdalina
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