A modular organization is one in which different functional components
are separated from one another, a technique adopted from software engineering.
This is in contrast to a composite organization in which there is no
separation between functions. Modular organization is also distinct
from hierarchical organization.
Modular organization is chiefly concerned with the horizontal design
of a system whereas hierarchical organization involves a consideration
of the vertical nature of the design. Thus, each level in a
hierarchical system may be sub-divided into functionally-distinct
Architectures having this agent property include:
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