scalar concept

scalar concept

a principle of ORGANIZATION design whereby job posts are arranged hierarchically with clear lines of AUTHORITY passing down the HIERARCHY. This view is a central component of CLASSICAL MANAGEMENT THEORY.
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In Hyland's constructive definition, democracy is taken as a scalar concept in which the closer we approach equality of power in the determination of outcomes, the higher the degree of democracy we possess.
With innocent, the respondents were less uniform in their sense selection, but they did tend to opt for readings based on more scalar concepts such as AGE, INTELLECT, NAIVETY, and PURITY.