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alle Führungskräfte des Hauses mit dem fortgeschrittensten Managementwissen vertraut zu machen, das es zur Zeit gab.

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It is the genitiv of "Haus" (meaning "house" or "company").

EDIT:

The german word "Haus" has another meaning that might be of interest for this question:

When talking about aristocrats from certain tribes or clans you say: "Die Kaiser aus dem Hause Habsburg-Lothringen". In English: "The emperors from the house of Habsburg-Lorraine".

Here the word "Haus" or "house" has the meaning of "tribe" or "clan". And I think that the meaning of "company" comes from this.

  • Another meaning: "hotel" – Stephie Nov 22 '14 at 16:26
  • @Stephie: A hotel is just a special type of a house. A house is a building where people are meant to live or to do their jobs. A bridge is a building but not a house. A hotel and a companies headquarter are houses. – Hubert Schölnast Nov 23 '14 at 13:33
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"Hauses" is somewhat pretentious sounding corporatespeak denoting the company.

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