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It is not only difficult but also complex to give an accurate definition of the term management. Different authors of management have their own view of management from several angles.


Management is the course of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling the efforts of the people engaged in any organization in to attain predetermined objective. The appropriate and cost-effective use of wealth is called management. To achieve utmost quantity and quality in least resources is called management.

Few Definition of Management

  1. According to George R. Terry, “Management is a disconnect process consisting of planning organizing activating and controlling, performed to determine and accomplish the objectives by the use of people and resources.”

2. According to Donald J. Cough, “Management is the art and science of decision making and leadership.”

3. According to Harold Koontz, “Management is the art of getting things done through and with people in formally organized groups.”

4. According to to Henry Fayol,” management is to forecast, to plan, to organize, to command, to coordinate, and to control.”

From the above definition we came to the points that management is not only the art of science but also the discount process of planning, organizing, foresting, and controlling the art of getting things done through by others.