Definitions for opportunismˌɒp ərˈtu nɪz əm, -ˈtyu-

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  1. opportunism, self-interest, self-seeking, expedience(noun)

    taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others

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  1. opportunism(Noun)

    The taking of opportunities; especially the practice of seeking immediate advantage from a situation without considering the long term

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  1. Opportunism

    Opportunism is the conscious policy and practice of taking selfish advantage of circumstances – with little regard for principles, or with what the consequences are for others. Opportunist actions are expedient actions guided primarily by self-interested motives. The term can be applied to individual humans and living organisms, groups, organizations, styles, behaviours, and trends. Opportunism or "opportunistic behavior" is an important concept in such fields of study as biology, transaction cost economics, game theory, ethics, psychology, sociology and politics.


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