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  • adj. Not formalized.


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non- +‎ formalized


  • It may also be argued that the Prize-awarding authority has demonstrated that there are many different ways to advance a science like economics: rigorous deductive theorizing, whether by way of verbal or mathematical techniques; the development and application of new concepts and methods of analysis; rigorous empirical testing of existing hypotheses, as well as less formalized confrontation of various hypotheses with empirical fact; or "simply" profound observation and nonformalized innovative thinking about economic issues.

    The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1969-2006

  • The prime reason put forth for engaging in planning is that it is simply a superior form of management: formalized decision making is better than nonformalized decision making.

    The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning


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