Horizontal Specialization

Horizontal Specialization

A management style in which several persons with equal authority are given oversight over specific departments or tasks. For example, one manager may be assigned to human relations, a second to operations and a third to accounting. However, no manager has authority over another. See also: Vertical Specialization.
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Groce has placed C-Suite technology, data, shared services and operations executives in key positions across all industries via a horizontal specialization in the areas of Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Data Officer, application development, IT Operations and other IT team human capital needs.
Horizontal specialization and more focused business models are also contributing to the breakup of centralized R&D.
Horizontal specialization in the metro transport space enables Telseon to maintain a highly optimized network and continuously drive down its partners' network management costs.
These events seem like a textbook example of traditional horizontal specialization, in which there is just more trade in motor vehicles.
Therefore, reductions in these tariff rates will spur vertical specialization more than they will horizontal specialization.