hierarchy

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a series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system

the organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body

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It seemed that a more expensive cash source than necessary was being accessed, contradicting not only the sequence but also the key underlying concept of pecking-order theory.
If it does turn out to be a case of cost overestimation, then managers have tried to use the key idea of pecking-order theory, but on the basis of an incorrect view of relative costs.