Conceptualizing decentralization and its dimensions

Mohammad Agus Yusoff, Athambawa Sarjoon, Azmi Awang, Dori Efendi

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The subject of 'decentralization' has come to get the higher and especial attentions of several countries and many of them come to use this for their political, administrative, social and economic advancement in the recent past. Many institutions and agencies also recommend and advocate the application of decentralization for different reasons. However, different definitions and interpretations have been developed in conceptualizing decentralization by different scholars and organizations based on their different thematic motivations which make students, researchers and public difficult to understand it, its dimensions and forms in a comprehensive manner. Researches, reports and documents interchangeably use the term 'decentralization' with 'devolution' and 'de-concentration' without understanding the real meanings and differences. Therefore, conceptualizing decentralization and its dimensions gets importance for the better understanding of the subject and its usefulness. This study is developed with the objective of conceptualizing decentralization, its application dimensions and its usefulness by reviewing and analyzing the existing definitions and interpretations. The conceptualization is entirely developed based on secondary data but incorporated utmost fresh literatures collected from different angles and sources.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)692-701
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Business Management
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Keywords

  • Conceptualization
  • De-concentration
  • Decentralization
  • Delegation
  • Devolution
  • Dimensions

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  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

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Conceptualizing decentralization and its dimensions. / Yusoff, Mohammad Agus; Sarjoon, Athambawa; Awang, Azmi; Efendi, Dori.

In: International Business Management, Vol. 10, No. 6, 2016, p. 692-701.

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Yusoff, Mohammad Agus ; Sarjoon, Athambawa ; Awang, Azmi ; Efendi, Dori. / Conceptualizing decentralization and its dimensions. In: International Business Management. 2016 ; Vol. 10, No. 6. pp. 692-701.
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