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corporate ladder

The hierarchy of authority and earning power within a large business or corporation, likened to the rungs of a ladder. Usually used with some variable verb or phrase referring to ascension. Although you're starting at an entry-level position, this company prides itself on giving employees the opportunity to climb the corporate ladder if they prove their abilities and determination. She proved early on that she had unique business smarts, and she's been making her way up the corporate ladder ever since.
See also: corporate, ladder

corporate welfare bum

A corporation or executive who makes money (or is thought to make money) through tax breaks or legal loopholes. Primarily heard in Canada. These corporate welfare bums can afford to pay the taxes, but they just get their accountants to make it so they don't have to.
See also: bum, corporate, welfare
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2(6) can apply to corporate employees, all of whom are acting on behalf of the employer-taxpayer.
It may not be they are getting rid of corporate real estate," Brooks said, "but they are changing the people they want to have on staff.
163(1) should apply only to the portion of the issuance allocable to the corporate partners.
Their turnaround not only provided jolts to all the other companies to finish paying down debt as fast as possible, but also the bulk of good corporate news that has been coming out of Japan recently.
The NYSE proposed its initial corporate governance listing standards in August 2002 and Nasdaq issued its proposals relating to independent boards and committees in October of that year.
A note to the wary: This aspect of effective corporate compliance need not be onerous.
The behavior of managers is the original and still most important element that corporate governance mechanisms seek to control.
Written for corporate counsel, private practice attorneys, and corporate officers and directors--"as well as other professional advisers in this fast-evolving, high-risk area"--the Alert covers the expanding legal requirements and increased risk facing corporate officers and directors.
The CEO signature proposal seemingly proceeds from the unproven premise that the people who currently prepare and sign billion-dollar corporate returns do so cavalierly.
The CSR Europe study results indicate that European consumers want companies to demonstrate greater corporate citizenship.
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As a result, the Court would not permit the creation of a new corporate identity to result in an escape from liability.
But, by '93, corporate governance was so widespread that I wrote a column labeling the '90s the "Decade of Corporate Governance.
The differences between debt and equity as sources of funds to finance corporate activity narrowed significantly with the expansion in the use of financial instruments having features of both.
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