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formalize

verb conventionalize, form, give form to, give formal approval to, give formal status to, legalize, legitimatize, make formal, make official, make valid, ritualize, shape, solemnize, validate
Associated concepts: formalize an agreement
See also: authorize, characterize, codify, define, formulate, frame, record
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Therefore, to address the existing gaps in the literature, our aim in the current study was to examine the mediating role of empowerment in the link between the organizational structures of centralization and formalization, and employee innovative behavior.
Rather, our intention is to illustrate how formalization of purchasing practices is perceived by the actors involved, what they regard as appropriate purchasing approaches, and what actions they take to implement or resist the formalization.
Studies by Lewis, Welsh, Dehler and Green (2002) suggests that formalization discourages idea generation due to inflexibility that constrains creativity.
The objective of the paper is to show that, contrarily to the common beliefs, formalization can be significant for "standard" mathematicians or, at least, for those interested in computational mathematics.
In response, we investigate how organizational social capital interacts with the firm's formalization to promote internal knowledge sharing and a subsequent EO.
The key ingredient to rigorous examination of the logical consistency of a system is the formalization of that system.
Therefore, we expect to see empirical evidence both for convergence among red-tape measures and for divergence between red tape and formalization measures.
One of the main reasons for providing formal semantics for languages is that the mathematical precision afforded by such semantics allows us to study and manipulate the formalization much more easily than if we were to study the relevant natural languages directly.
Tirole and others such as Holmstrom and Milgrom (1991) and Bac (1996) speculate that bureaucratization and formalization can prevent some types of intrafirm collusion.
This agreement represents a formalization of the ongoing relationship which ADC and Compaq have.
More specifically, proactive systems require such formalization both to identify the tasks users are performing and to aid them in these tasks.
The formalization of this relationship will help ensure our long-term success in China,'' company President Scott Searle said.