Difference between Adminstration and Management

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Teacher, Indonesia

Difference between Adminstration and Management

Should't Fayol's principles be called the 14 principles of Administration? Why was 'administration' (in the French language) translated into English in 1949 as 'management'? What differences are there between the area of studying administration and management?
Remember that the original concept from Henry Fayol was called "Administration, industrielle et generalle" (in French) so should be translated as : "General and industrial administration".

  Elisha Simon
HR Consultant, Nigeria

Management versus Administration? Differences

I think management and administration are the same.
The only difference however is that while administration is more popular with the public sector, management is more used in private, business settings.

Accountant, India

Current Meaning of Management versus Administration

Presently, administration indicates internal operations, whereas management term is used for a much wider meaning. Management refers not only to internal, but also to external activities.

Student (MBA), India

Management versus Administration

Management is two way and more participatory in nature. Administration is one way and directionary in nature....

  Joseph Mathew
Manager, India


Nowadays a manager/administrator is a fused personality of two individuals: one a leader and the other a manager. A leader can have ideas and directions. A manager can motivate the team and implement ...

  M Ramesh Babu
Director, India

Management versus Administration

In a way both are the same, but management is more of systems and structures while administration is more of discipline and people centric....

principal, India

Administration and Management

In my view, management is executive and operational. Administration is about planning, policy making. Administration is top level and management is middle level....

Student (University), India

Commerce, Finance- Difference Between Management and Administration

@Elisha Simon: I believe in a business organisation, administration and management are NOT the same. Administration is a higher level function in a business organisation. I am unsure if this also appl...

  Uche isaac nwogu
Manager, Nigeria

Difference between Adminstration and Management

In my view, management is more complex than adminstration: - A manager must not per se follow a laid down policy of an organisation to achieve his goals, whilst an adminstrator is mandated to follow ...

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

The Meaning of the Term: Administration

An attempt to summarize the discussion so far: - Most people 'ON THE STREET' would probably recognize 'administration' in the way @Uche isaac nwogu is mentioning: a relatively low level procedural ac...

  wilfred, Kenya

Meaning of Management and Administration

To me management is coordinating the activities of the entire organization which is bigger in nature than administration....

  peter marley
Student (University), United States

Difference Between Administration and Management

In my opinion, the nature of the activities between the two differs, whereby Administration is determinative in nature while Management is executive in nature. Administration does not actively concer...

  David Wilson
Manager, Canada

Definition of Management

If you look at the term "management" from the perspective of a bargaining unit, management means the out-of-scope or non-union leadership of the organization. To manage the organization, they must pla...


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