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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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The point is that Connelly's penetrating and exhaustive account of the population control issue is focused on the "supply side," that is, the white western men who doled out advice and appliances, not on the men and women of color--the "users" and "acceptors"--who received them.
Population control strategies have inevitably led to abuses, coercion and the violation of women's fundamental rights.
State Department in 2002, and another State Department determination in 2004, among other pieces of evidence, UNFPA's population control activities continue to assist the Chinese government's efforts to force married couples to have only one or two children at most.
Lobbied heavily by the same organizations and individuals, the United Nations also climbed aboard the population control bandwagon in a big way.
Although population control policies in India are now largely voluntary, this was not always the case.
There were especially large impacts of both the questionnaire changes and the update to the surveys population controls, on data for Hispanics.
Population control is a must: BLM officials in helicopters swoop down and thunder behind bands of fleeing mustangs, herding them into temporary corrals.
The next day Robertson issued a clarification, saying his remarks "were not spoken with sufficient clarity to communicate my lifelong opposition to voluntary and forced abortion as a means of population control.
In the US, the richest 10 percent of the population control more than 26 percent of the country's wealth.
AN MEP has lashed the government for giving money to countries like China which enforce population control.
It's population control gone crazy in this tale where extra siblings are put to death.
Conservative population control and anti-immigrant forces are once again threatening to take over the Sierra Club.