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Definition: Group head

Statistical concept

An enterprise group is a set of enterprises controlled by the group head. The group head is a parent legal unit which is not controlled either directly or indirectly by any other legal unit. 

In case of multinational enterprise groups global and domestic group heads can be identified. The global group head is the group head of the multinational enterprise group, the domestic group head is on the top of the truncated national part of the multinational enterprise group.
European Union, Council Regulation (EEC) No 696/93 of 15 March 1993 on the statistical units for the observation and analysis of the production system in the Community