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Control

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.

control

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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Additionally, there are currently no published studies to support the notion that the motor control strategies used during these tests are associated with the strategies used during dynamic activities (e.
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In addition to covering motor control, this textbook for a graduate level course on AC motor control and electric vehicle propulsion also covers design topics such as backed EMF harmonics and flux saturation.
There is some evidence that proprioception and motor control are impaired in people with functional ankle instability (Chambers et al 1982, Lentell et al 1995, Jerosch and Bischof 1996, Refshauge et al 2003).
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A feedback position control system is investigated that employs a motor control circuit and a synchro.