Definition of “bottom-up” - English Dictionary


“bottom-up” in Business English

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bottom-upadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˌbɒtəmˈʌp/ us /ˈbɑːṱ-/ MANAGEMENT

starting at the lowest levels or from the smallest details of an organization, system, plan, etc.:

In the bottom-up approach, investment analysts produce earnings forecasts on the basis of detailed research into the firm's activities.
The union prides itself on a being a member-driven, bottom-up organization.
He criticized the governor's proposal as a 'top-down solution to a bottom-up problem'.

(Definition of “bottom-up” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)