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Definition of management noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] the act of running and controlling a business or similar organization a career in management hotel/project management a management training course The report cites bad management as the primary cause of the problem. The company's top-down management style made decision-making slow and inflexible. He is one of the highest paid management gurus in the world.
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] the people who run and control a business or similar organization (The) management is considering closing the factory. The store is now under new management. junior/middle/senior management a management decision/job My role is to act as a mediator between employees and management. The managements of most manufacturers are eager to avoid strikes.
  3. 3[uncountable] the act or skill of dealing with people or situations in a successful way classroom management time management (= the way in which you organize how you spend your time) management of staff Diet plays an important role in the management of heart disease.
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