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Half plus one of ownership of a company. Control gives the person or group having it the ability to make all decisions on how the company operates. In a publicly-traded company, control comes from buying more than half of the common stock.


the process of ensuring that activities are carried out as intended. Control involves monitoring aspects of performance and taking corrective action where necessary. For instance, control of expenditure involves regular monitoring of expenditure figures, comparison of these with budget targets, and decisions to cut or increase expenditure where any discrepancy is believed to be harmful. Without control an ORGANIZATION cannot function: employees would go their own way (possibly with the best of intentions) and the organization would fragment, making COORDINATION impossible. Control can, therefore, be viewed as a central component of MANAGEMENT.

Some writers in the SOCIOLOGY OF WORK have argued that, since (in their view) employers' and employees' interests are opposed, control of labour is the main task of management. Without it, workers would behave in a way which is detrimental to managerial goals. Research has shown, however, that many managers attach more importance to other managerial functions (such as budgeting), whilst it is questionable whether employees would necessarily act in the way suggested. See ORGANIZATIONAL ANALYSIS.

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Furthermore, because the use of subjective performance measures allow superiors to filter out uncontrollable events, we also examined whether these measures are associated with perceived performance evaluation fairness and whether they moderate the effect of perceived controllability on performance evaluation fairness.
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The model is controllable if and only if the controllability matrix of the system, defined by the relation (8), has full row rank.
For this reason, the authors of this paper intend to develop an own model and to investigate the observability and the controllability of this system model.
uncontrollable) factors, and this controllability was significantly greater in the "best" performance attributions, (b) locus of causality scores were more internal (vs.
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I talked to the pilot and he said he had no controllability problems in landing the aircraft,'' Robinson said.
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We slowed for level controllability checks on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevadas to determine whether we could return to NAS Lemoore or would be forced to take the aircraft to our briefed divert airfield, NAS China Lake.
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Lt Col Barnes and MSgt Austin executed all applicable checklists, collaborated with the aircraft manufacturer's engineering division, and continued controllability and systems checks.

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