Definition of Governance

1. Noun. The persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something. "He quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment"




2. Noun. The act of governing; exercising authority. "He had considerable experience of government"

Definition of Governance

1. n. Exercise of authority; control; government; arrangement.

Definition of Governance

1. Noun. The process, or the power, of governing; government or administration. ¹

2. Noun. The specific system by which a political system is ruled. ¹

3. Noun. The group of people who make up an administrative body. ¹

4. Noun. The state of being governed. ¹

5. Noun. (management) Accountability for consistent, cohesive policies, processes and decision rights. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Governance

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Governance

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1. Environment in the Transition to a Market Economy: Progress in Central and by Anthony Zamparutti, Centre for Co-operation with Non-members (1999)
"Effective corporate governance is a prerequisite for environmental management. ... The OECD principles of corporate governance In I999, the OECD Council ..."

2. China: Progress and Reform Challenges by (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope, SourceOECD (Online service) (2003)
"Corporate governance If foreign investors are to play a full part in the restructuring of Chinese industry by developing relationships with existing ..."

3. Urban Change and Poverty by Michael G. H. McGeary, Laurence E. Lynn (1988)
"Urban governance: The New Politics of Entrepreneurship JOHN J. KIRLIN and DALE ROGERS MARSHALL Perhaps for the first time in ..."

4. Reform and Growth in Africa by Jorge Braga de Macedo, Omar Kabbaj, African Development Bank (2000)
"A lack of a strict correspondence between all aspects of good governance and type of government necessitates using concepts that permit a more nuanced ..."

5. Vision for a New IRS: Report of the National Commission on Restructuring the by Bob Kerry (1998)
"It is essential that this governance and management structure drive fundamental ... Introduction The IRS governance, management and oversight structure, ..."

6. Institutional Investors in the New Financial Landscape by H. J. Blommestein, Norbert Funke (1998)
"In essence, the larger institutional investors are seeking to enhance the return on capital through improvements in corporate governance systems so as to ..."

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