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A concise and clear definition of coordination is written in Coordination Theory (Malone and Crowston, 1991)"Coordination is the act of managing interdependencies between activities."

Coordination, co-ordination is the regulation of diverse elements into an integrated and harmonious operation. Coordination means integrating or linking together different parts of an organization to accomplish a collective set of tasks.

Co-ordinating can also involve the organization of a group.


  • Malone, T. W. and Crowston, K. (1991). Toward an interdisciplinary study of coordination. Center for Coordination Science, MIT.

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