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


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


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.

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  • 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

"Hauses" is somewhat pretentious sounding corporatespeak denoting the company.

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