functional area


Definitions (3)

1. Grouping of individuals on the basis of the function each performs in the organization, such as accounting, marketing, manufacturing.
2. Grouping of activities or processes on the basis of their need in accomplishing one or more tasks.
3. Alternative term for business unit.

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  • Within each company there are many functional areas, including marketing, accounting, and research and development departments.

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