• WordNet 3.6
    • n mismanagement management that is careless or inefficient "he accomplished little due to the mismanagement of his energies"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mismanagement Wrong or bad management; as, he failed through mismagement .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mismanagement Careless or improper management.
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    “Freedom also includes the right to mismanage your own affairs.”
  • Saying
    “Things refuse to be mismanaged long.”


In literature:

On reaching the tree, however, there appeared to be some mismanagement.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
It seems to me that this affair was mismanaged.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
I'll be the first man in Barbie to get ainy benefit from the fools that mismanage our affairs.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
The sad business was most abominably mismanaged.
"The Big Drum" by Arthur Pinero
Finally, New York has been prevented only by disgraceful civic mismanagement from becoming long ago the healthiest city in the world.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865" by Various
They mismanaged their opportunity then, and in a very short time they learnt their mistake.
"The Athenian Constitution" by Aristotle
Mismanagement of the horse after his return to the stable, which is a subject I will allude to further on.
"The Horsewoman" by Alice M. Hayes
There was a general sense that our affairs were being strangely mismanaged.
"The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886" by Various
You mismanage my father's business, you mean!
"Vera" by Oscar Wilde
He mismanaged things badly.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson

In news:

The senator has said his financial troubles started with an employee who mismanaged projects and made unauthorized charges.
Two years of gross mismanagement of the euro-zone debt crisis have all too predictably produced a wider crisis of market confidence that now threatens the entire 17-nation euro zone.
Its new pastor vows to investigate possible financial mismanagement.
Pennsylvania's cities are creatures of the state but they contribute to their own distress through mismanagement, political infighting and poor financial judgment.
Others call it a simple case of chronic mismanagement.
The board has for several months been internally investigating allegations of waste, mismanagement and wrongdoing relating to its maintenance and construction departments.
Report says federal research agency mismanaged $3 billion.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has fired the top two administrators of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey for mismanagement and fostering an atmosphere of defying Navy rules and regulations.
Report blasts Alamo caretakers' mismanagement .
Navy Relieves Commander Accused of Mismanagement .
Navy relieves commander accused of mismanagement .
Anger Mismanagement on the Ballot.
Mismanagement , sinking morale plague energy department security office.
Doping, Match-Fixing, Clock Mismanagement : A Guide to the Scandals of the London Games.
Scandal, mismanagement in nation's public housing system.

In science:

Failure can occur due to system faults or due to performance bottlenecks. In most cases, the root cause of such failure is human ignorance or mismanagement. It is therefore compelling to have systems that selfmanage itself and reduce the day-to-day involvement of humans in the operation of the system.
Self-Healing by Means of Runtime Execution Profiling
Thus HT = RC and the amount recovered is dependent on the level of mismanagement of the firm.
Security Pricing with Information-Sensitive Discounting
Recovery is given by the amount HT = RCE , which is dependent on both, the extent of mismanagement of the firm and how much capital the firm can raise in the face of an economic downturn.
Security Pricing with Information-Sensitive Discounting