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    Management; it

    Hello,

    I've found this sentence in one of the books about economics:

    "Management makes evaluations, grants salary increases, and promotes individuals based on what it receives"

    What does "management" mean here? A group of people who are in a charge of a company?

    What does "it" refer to? Management? Isn't "management" plural (if it really means a group of people as I've assumed)?

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    Re: Management; it

    'Management' here means 'managers in general, people carrying out the task of management'.

    Or, if we are talking about just one company, then it is the managers of that company.

    In either case, as a collective noun, it can be used with a singular verb form. It can also be replaced by a singular pronoun, it

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    Re: Management; it

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    'Management' here means 'managers in general, people carrying out the task of management'.

    Or, if we are talking about just one company, then it is the managers of that company.

    In either case, as a collective noun, it can be used with a singular verb form. It can also be replaced by a singular pronoun, it
    So "management" is synonymous with "managers", right? If so, what do these people normally do? What are they responsible for in a company?

    How do you understand "receive" here? What can managers receive?

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    Re: Management; it

    'Management ' can be synonymous with '(the) managers'. Managers are the people who run the business.

    "Management [...] promotes individuals based on what it receives".
    This is unclear.

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