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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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Conclusion: Our study shows that the frequency of F2 G20210A gene mutation in pregnant females having adverse thrombotic obstetric complications was not significantly different from its frequency in control population.
To be exact only 36 hypertensive patients and 27 diabetic patients among the case population were aware of their disease history, whereas among the control population much more were aware of their disease history and were on regular medication.
Mohsin Aziz said earlier proper campaigns were launched to control population census, however, no such campaign was launched in the country.
The higher rate of GCIS in control population may be an indicator of the protective role of GC1S variant against the susceptibility to asthma.
The objectives there are to interrupt IS command and control, interrupt its ability to move money around, interrupt its ability to tyrannize and control population, interrupt its ability to recruit externally," he told the Senate Armed Services Committee.
If Indian Prime Minister would advocate in the Paris climate conference, he would be confronted with the view that India is a big contributor to the impending climate crisis due to it's inability to control population growth and the Modi government may even be accused of lack of will to check the population growth.
She said that increasing population is the main cause of child labour and if we succeed to control population, child labour can also be eliminated.
Having received general agreement from EMA on the target patient population, trial size, primary composite endpoint, and comparators in the control population, the company now intends to additionally enroll patients across multiple European sites.
The present study shows that, in central Kolkata, automobile workers have blood Sr concentrations significantly higher than those of the control population and a few times greater than the total allowable limit.
76 billion will go to Population Welfare Program with a target to increase Contraceptive Prevalence Rate from 30% to 45% in three years to help control population growth rate and reducing infant and maternal mortality rates.
This fall as in a control population of sensitive and sensitive data, which require appropriate measures in the construction and operation of computer science means.
In "Revelation," Barbie and Julia will have more disagreements because of their stance on measures to control population.