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    corporate office

    I have heard about (corporate office, corporate finance, corporate ****).
    But I don't know what it is.
    In dictionary, I found : corporate -- relating to a large company:

    But this is not quite enough to understand the meaning of (corporate office, corporate image, corporate finance).

    So, could you explain, please?

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    Re: corporate office

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    I have heard about (corporate office, corporate finance, corporate ****).
    But I don't know what it is.
    In dictionary, I found : corporate -- relating to a large company:

    But this is not quite enough to understand the meaning of (corporate office, corporate image, corporate finance).

    So, could you explain, please?
    Well, it's quite simple. Corporate office means a company's office; corporate image means a company's image (how people look at the company) and corporate finance means a company's financial status.

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    Re: corporate office

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    I have heard about (corporate office, corporate finance, corporate ****).
    But I don't know what it is.
    In dictionary, I found : corporate -- relating to a large company:

    But this is not quite enough to understand the meaning of (corporate office, corporate image, corporate finance).

    So, could you explain, please?
    I am afraid, it is not as easy as that. The term corporate like many other concepts and terms in this field has been imported from the US. Such organisations are complex mechanical systems that can be controlled by qualitative management techniques.

    The word corporate can be an adjective or a noun. It is connected with (a) a company or (b) a group or with (c) business in general as opposed to or which makes it different from private or public (in its legal form). Thus it can be any area of business:
    1. Corporate advertising, bond, communication, culture, debt, finance.

    2. Corporate Governance has been a very important issue and part of university syllabus.

    3. Other areas can be:
    Corporate identity, image, ladder, raider, responsibility, strategy, sector, structure, veil, venturing.
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    Re: corporate office

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim View Post
    I am afraid, it is not as easy as that. The term corporate like many other concepts and terms in this field has been imported from the US. Such organisations are complex mechanical systems that can be controlled by qualitative management techniques.

    The word corporate can be an adjective or a noun. It is connected with (a) a company or (b) a group or with (c) business in general as opposed to or which makes it different from private or public (in its legal form). Thus it can be any area of business:
    1. Corporate advertising, bond, communication, culture, debt, finance.

    2. Corporate Governance has been a very important issue and part of university syllabus.

    3. Other areas can be:
    Corporate identity, image, ladder, raider, responsibility, strategy, sector, structure, veil, venturing.
    I agree that the concept "corporate" can be larger than an individual company.

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    Re: corporate office

    In the case of "corporate office," we often use this terminology in order to distinguish it from other parts of a company. For example, McDonald's has many restaurants around the world, but if you were going to visit their headquarters, you'd probably say something like "I have an appointment at McDonalds' Corporate Office in Chicago."

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