mismanagement mismanagement  /mɪs ˈmænɪdʒ mənt/


  • (n) management that is careless or inefficient


  1. In June, the Boston Globe ran a story on the firm's struggles, noting that city authorities had reassigned control of one of its housing complexes due to mismanagement.
  2. The country's economy has struggled with years of mismanagement.
  3. Philadelphia is famed for dead heroes, delicate food and municipal mismanagement.


  1. Could State Department woes tarnish Hillary Clinton’s image?

    A brewing scandal that potentially suggests some degree of State Department mismanagement during Hillary Clinton’s tenure could hurt not only her legacy, but also prospects for a 2016 presidential bid, some say.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  2. Moderate Iranian cleric Rafsanjani warns against "extremists"

    "Unfortunately, mismanagement in recent years and deviation from the path of the Revolution has paved the way for the intensification of pressure by the country's enemies," Hashemi Rafsanjani added, "and now we see the most severe sanctions and threats imposed on Iran."
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Payvand Iran News

  3. New report on JPHA alleges money mismanagement, improper use of federal funds

    A new report out Monday alleges money mismanagement and improper use of federal funds within the Jefferson Parish Housing Authority, the WDSU I-Team has learned.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WDSU New Orleans


  1. "On the eve of Congress starting this big debate you've got a horror story of mismanagement and misconduct in programs that are going to be a key part of the discussion," Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said in an interview, adding that it can't help...
    on Sep 11, 2008 By: Ron Wyden Source: FOXNews

  2. "Still, our efforts haven't resulted in the changes that are necessary," Dorgan said. "I believe this type of mismanagement in the region over a long period of time has negatively affected health care provided to Native Americans. These...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Byron Dorgan Source: Indian Country Today

  3. "The current way in which question time functions circumvents Parliament's only means by which corruption, mismanagement or errors by executive government can be exposed. All this undermines the objective of question time and betrays the Australian...
    on Aug 24, 2008 By: Julia Gillard Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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