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(ˈkɔːpərətaɪz; -prə-) or


1. (Commerce) (tr) to convert (a government-controlled industry or enterprise) into an independent company
2. (intr) to be influenced by or take on the features of a large commercial business, esp in being bureaucratic and uncaring


(ˈkɔr pər əˌtaɪz, -prəˌtaɪz)

v.t. -tized, -tiz•ing.
to develop or turn into big business.
cor`po•ra•ti•za′tion, n.
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The transitional phase from business acquisition to corporatizing new units to our structure takes time and sensitivity.
Question: Who profits from this next step to corporatizing our public schools?
One of the many strengths of Teaching Truly is its emphasis on developing teachers and students' critical literacy skills--interrogating power relations--to recognize the corporatizing, hegemonic influences, shored up by anti-Indianism, pervasive in the language, methods, biases, omissions, textbooks and standards of mainstream education.
Karin Finkelston, IFC Asia-Pacific vice-president said the agreement was, a significant step that shows a firm commitment by the government of Myanmar to move forward with corporatizing the energy sector.
This assumption obscures the fact that corporatizing policies have been efficacious largely because members of the academic community, even if reluctantly, have been instrumental in implementing them.
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The corporatizing of the contemporary university is the twentieth and twenty-first centuries' version of this as a way of responding to a multiplicity of demands and constituencies.
Feingold: I think it's because the Democratic Party decided that corporatizing was a way to help with fundraising, especially in an era of soft money.
In 1993, the government commissioned a study, by a private consulting firm, into the feasibility of corporatizing five major public hospitals.
Miller said Government was seeking legal advice on the optimum method of corporatizing the Grantley Adams International Airport, and would be interested in the CDC's method of restructuring.