Definition of “management” - English Dictionary

“management” in English

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uk /ˈmæn.ɪdʒ.mənt/ us /ˈmæn.ədʒ.mənt/

B2 [ U ] the control and organization of something:

The company has suffered from several years of bad management.
There is a need for stricter financial management.
a management training programme

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(Definition of “management” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“management” in American English

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managementnoun [ U ]

us /ˈmæn·ɪdʒ·mənt/

the control and organization of something, esp. a business and its employees:

He assumed management of a large real-estate company.

Management is also the people in charge of a business organization:

Negotiators tried all weekend to get labor and management back to the bargaining table.

(Definition of “management” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“management” in Business English

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uk /ˈmænɪdʒmənt/ us

[ U ] MANAGEMENT, WORKPLACE the activity or job of being in charge of a company, organization, department, or team of employees:

Environmental concerns are being integrated more and more into business management.
He leaves the day-to-day management of the company to his daughter.
management style/technique/strategy A top-down management style can make decision-making slow and inflexible.
management framework/structure We shall be implementing a new management structure in order to deal with the changed sales environment.
good/bad/poor management Good management and creative advertising have seen profit margins double to 19%.

[ S or U ] MANAGEMENT, WORKPLACE the group of people who control a company or organization:

An extraordinary general meeting has been called to try to force the company's management to reconsider the financial restructuring proposals.
Management is projecting earnings growth of at least 20% a year for the next three to five years.
Changes within society have further emphasized the idea of collaboration between management and employees.
Our management team prides itself on taking calculated, prudent risks.
The CEO will learn today whether he is to be sacked as part of a management shake-up.

[ U ] the activity of controlling something, or of using or dealing with something in a way that is effective:

The management of our funds is entrusted to skilled professionals.
The choice and management of resources are essential to the success of any company.
They offered all their employees a course on stress management.

(Definition of “management” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)