Centralization is the degree to which decision making takes place at upper levels of the organization. If top managers make key decisions with little input from below, then the organization is more centralized.

Centralization decision making based at the top of the management hierarchy.

Centralization is a philosophy of organization and management that focuses on the selective concentration of authority within an organization structure.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Centralization
- The act or process of centralizing, or the state of being centralized; the act or process of combining or reducing several parts into a whole; as, the centralization of power in the general government; the centralization of commerce in a city.
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