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Definition of

chain of command

General Management

hierarchical structure for passing down instructions the line of authority in a hierarchical organization through which instructions pass. The chain of command usually runs from the most senior personnel, through all reporting links in an organization's or department's structure, to a targeted person or to frontline employees. Line management relies on the chain of command in order for instructions to pass throughout an organization.

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Definitions of ’chain of command’ and meaning of ’chain of command’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’chain of command’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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