Management is always ultimately the shaping of relations between people, things and situations. People should be encouraged to reach their own, but mostly with strangers goals efficiently and effectively and in a reasonable time period. This requires in addition to technical and management knowledge and the relevant experience, knowledge of the necessary processes as well as their structuring and designing. Overall, Management is a complex process that has resulted in the more manageable the management literature for a variety of different definitions. The following definitions represent only a small selection.
 Management achieving foreign objectives with foreign funds on their own. (Wood construction)
 Management, the Board is of socio-technical systems of people and substantive point of view, using professional methods. (Ulrich/Fluri)
 Management is the goal oriented design, control and development of the socio-technical system Company in property and personal Dimension. (Hops Beck)
 Management is getting things done through other people. (American Management Association)
 Management is target-oriented design and steering act Operated as an organized, continuous purposeful human action communities. (Young et al.)
 As a function of Management includes, in the broadest sense, all to control a company’s necessary tasks and decisions. (Meckl)
 Management can be understood from a functional point of view as a complex of control tasks, which are to be fulfilled in the provision of services in the company. (Scherm/Süß)
 Management, the Shape is Draw, and the purpose of develop-oriented socio-technical organizations. (Rüegg-Stürm)
Management refers in the core processes and structures within the Organisation, as employees or owners or other units of the own organization. Furthermore, it includes but also, in principle, and depending on the level of management and situation a variety of organizing external relations with the representatives of the organizational environment. This is one-on-one relationships with persons or organizations that are in direct connection with the markets in which the organization operates, such as customers, contract partners or competitors as well as suppliers and logistics partners.