AskDefine | Define mismanagement

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mismanagement n : management that is careless or inefficient; "he accomplished little due to the mismanagement of his energies" [syn: misdirection]

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mismanage + -ment


  1. The process or practice of managing ineptly, incompetently, or dishonestly.
    The value of the firm's stock fell precipitously when word leaked out that officers of the company were under investigation for gross mismanagement.

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