hierarchy

(redirected from ministry)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Hierarchy

In human relations, governance in which who is in power over whom is clearly defined. For example, a hierarchy may exist with a company owner and three employees in that the owner is in charge of the employees. Hierarchy is easy to understand; power structures are marked and followed. It may be contrasted with a heterarchy, but one may exist within the other.
Farlex Financial Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All Rights Reserved

hierarchy

  1. any pattern of social relationships where some individuals have AUTHORITY over others.
  2. the vertical structure of an ORGANIZATION. Generally there will be a number of management levels in the hierarchy with each having authority over the one beneath it. In a very small organization there might be only two levels in the hierarchy – the manager and the managed. In larger organizations the number will be greater, though it is rarely above eight. Organizations with a high number of levels are said to be tall whilst those with only two or three are said to be flat. There is an inverse relationship with the SPAN OF CONTROL. Where the latter is high, i.e. each manager supervises a large number of subordinates, there will be a tendency towards a flat structure. For the same number of total staff, a low span of control will be associated with a tall structure. See ORGANIZATION CHART, DE-LAYERING.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson

hierarchy

the ORGANIZATION of economic activities within the FIRM. The internal hierarchy of management levels within the firm can, under certain circumstances, take responsibility for economic transactions rather than conduct them at arm's length through external MARKET relationships. See INTERNALIZATION.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
He said the Ministry of Interior was responsible for both local government and keeping law and order, while the duties of a national police ministry, if created, would overlap with other ministries.
'Consequent to the restructuring, the Executive Order prescribes that the Kaduna State Government will operate with 14 ministries and these include Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Technology, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, and Ministry of Finance.
Shukla, IAS presently in the cadre is appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs against existing vacancy, G.
Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government
Other ministries involved with TVET are the Education Ministry, Youth and Sports Ministry, Higher Education Ministry, Works Ministry, Agriculture and Agro-base Ministry, and the Rural Development Ministry.
The same goes for the Ministry of Defence whose budget will reach 2,233 MD against 2,016 MD in 2016.
He has yet to introduce his nominee for the post of Science, Research and Technology Ministry to the legislative body.
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs was established in 1974 as an environmental protection council and, in 2003, it was merged with the Ministry of Regional Municipalities, and then was split again in 2007.
- Recommends that Muscat, Dhofar and Sohar Municipalities be under the supervision of the Ministry of Municipalities and Environment instead of the Diwan of Royal Court
BEIRUT: The Health Ministry Thursday denied claims made by the Economy Ministry that wheat recently found coming into Lebanon was carcinogen-free, revealing alarming results that showed otherwise.
The Ministry of Industry and Development will concern itself with large-scale projects such as the construction of bridges, airports, metro lines and megaprojects such as Kanal ystanbul, while regional development agencies will be restructured under the umbrella of the ministry, according to SE[micro]zcE-.

Full browser ?