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    Default "Company" of "firm"?

    Hi! My first question is which is more commonly used, "firm" or "company". Second, in case it's "company", which of the following sounds better: (i) "company investment decisions"; or (ii) "companies' investment decisions". Thanks!

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    Default Re: "Company" of "firm"?

    Quote Originally Posted by billy_budd_sailor View Post
    Hi! My first question is which is more commonly used, "firm" or "company". Second, in case it's "company", which of the following sounds better: (i) "company investment decisions"; or (ii) "companies' investment decisions". Thanks!
    Hi! My first question is which is more commonly used, "firm" or "company". It depends on the context, they are probably about equally used in some contexts.
    Second, in case it's "company", which of the following sounds better: (i) "company investment decisions"; or (ii) "companies' investment decisions". Here I would use "company" not "firm" Both (1) and (2) are possible depending on the context.

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    Default Re: "Company" of "firm"?

    Thank you. You confirm the fact that "company" has more Google hits than "firm". What title sounds better to you:
    (i) "Company investment decisions under financial dollarization"; or
    (ii) "Companies' investment decisions under financial dollarization"
    (It's probably more a matter of sound than essence).
    Many thanks.

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    Default Re: "Company" of "firm"?

    You often hear "firm" used with legal or financial matters; while "company" is more in manufacturing or service.

    You work for a law firm. You work at a paper company.

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    I'm talking about manufacturing businesses.

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    Default Re: "Company" of "firm"?

    I agree. In the case of manufacturing businesses (the subject I'm studying), "company" is better. Thanks.

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    To clarify, I wonder which one of the two phrases mentioned before works better for the title of a paper.

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    Are you talking about the decisions that one company made, or more than one?

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    Companies in general, not just one. I mean the decisiones companies should make under financial dollarization.

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    Default Re: "Company" of "firm"?

    I prefer the first version. But i think even better would be "corporate investment decisions..."

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