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decentralization

the relocation of managerial AUTHORITY and RESPONSIBILITY to a lower level in the ORGANIZATION. A restructuring of a FUNCTIONAL STRUCTURE to a PRODUCT-BASED STRUCTURE will generally involve some degree of decentralization, especially regarding operational (but not strategic) matters. DELAYERING often involves decentralization from middle management to LINE MANAGERS. See CENTRALIZATION, ORGANIZATIONAL ANALYSIS.

decentralization

the diffusion of economic decision-making to many different decision-makers rather than concentrating such decision-making centrally. In an economy this is achieved by the adoption of the PRICE SYSTEM, which devolves decisions to individual consumers and suppliers. In a firm, decentralization involves delegating authority to make decisions ‘down the line’ to particular divisions and departments. See PRIVATE ENTERPRISE ECONOMY, MFORM ORGANIZATION.
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Merseyside has a relatively immature decentralised office market, but, like Manchester, the first and most successful schemes were developed to the south of the city.
Two or more Member States may request that their territory be regarded as a single territory for the purposes of the creation of decentralised chambers.
Germany is proposing that provisions on decentralised chambers include rules regarding the linguistic regime.
Approach: The project supplies some 3,000 people with antiretroviral (ARV) drugs through the decentralised health services.
Besides supplying drugs, support is provided to the decentralised health services to help them improve their performance in distribution and therapy monitoring.
3- Facilitate a more informed public discourse on decentralised planning, development and governance
4- Promote a process of sensitization of media professionals on issues of decentralisation and decentralised planning.
This enables them to identify appropriate, effective measures, integrate them into decentralised development planning, and carry them out.