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Groups of managers and organizations in charge of a business

administration

noun

the people responsible for managing a business, organization, or institution

board

noun

the most important people in a company, who make decisions about the way that the company is managed

boardroom

noun

the directors of a company or other organization

chamber of commerce

noun

an organization of people who own shops and businesses in a particular town or city. Their aim is to improve conditions for business in their area.

C of C

abbreviation

chamber of commerce

directorate

noun

the directors of a company

the front office

noun

the managers of a company or organization

leadership

noun

the senior people in an organization or the people who are in charge of a country

management

noun

the people who control and operate a business or organization: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

middle management

noun

managers who are in charge of parts of an organization and have less authority than the most senior managers

trade association

noun

an organization formed to represent a number of businesses involved in the same type of work

zaikai

noun

the section of Japanese society that is involved with business and financial matters

the men in (grey) suits

the men who control an organization but whose names are not well known. This expression shows that you think people like this are boring or conservative

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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the gear that you use for driving a vehicle very slowly

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