- Gen Mgtthe gathering together, at a corporate headquarters, of specialist functions such as finance, personnel, and information technology. Centralization is usually undertaken in order to effect economies of scale and to standardize operating procedures throughout the organization. Centralized management can become cumbersome and inefficient, and may produce communication problems. Some organizations have shifted toward decentralization to try to avoid this.
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Centralization — Cen tral*i*za tion, n. [Cf. F. centralisation.] The act or process of centralizing, or the state of being centralized; the act or process of combining or reducing several parts into a whole; as, the centralization of power in the general… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
centralization — I noun absorption, aggregation, alliance, amalgamation, amassing, assembling, association, bringing together, centering, centralism, coalescence, coalescing, coalition, combination, compacting, compilation, compression, concentralization,… … Law dictionary
Centralization — (or centralisation) is the process by which the activities of an organization, particularly those regarding decision making, become concentrated within a particular location and/or group.In political science, this refers to the concentration of a … Wikipedia
centralization — 1801, especially of administrative power, originally with reference to Napoleonic France. See CENTRALIZE (Cf. centralize) + ATION (Cf. ation) … Etymology dictionary
centralization — (Amer.) cenÂ·tralÂ·iÂ·zaÂ·tion || â€šsentrÉ™laÉª zeÉªÊƒn n. bringing together toward a central point; concentration (also centralisation) … English contemporary dictionary
centralization — centralize cen‧tral‧ize [ˈsentrəlaɪz] also centralise verb [intransitive, transitive] to organize the control of a company, organization, or country so that one central group has power and tells people in other places what to do: • Shippers are… … Financial and business terms
centralization — The concentration of activities, powers, and decision making authority within an organization. Centralization can occur (i) in geographical terms (e.g., in the centralization of powers at a * multinational corporation’s head office), (ii) in… … Auditor's dictionary
centralization — noun /ˌsɛntrəˌlaɪˈzeɪʃən,ˌsɛntrəlˌaɪˈzeɪʃən/ The act or process of centralizing, or the state of being centralized; the act or process of combining or reducing several parts into a whole; as, the centralization of power in the general government; … Wiktionary
centralization — centralize (also centralise) ► VERB ▪ concentrate (control or power) under a single authority. DERIVATIVES centralism noun centralist noun & adjective centralization noun … English terms dictionary
centralization — noun see centralize … New Collegiate Dictionary