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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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Controllability is an ability to avoid a specified harm through the reactions of the persons involved.
Controllability is concerned to the opportunity of forcing the system into a particular state by using suitable control the signal.
The necessary and sufficient conditions of structural controllability were constructed by Lin in [9] from the graphical point of view.
Empirical evidence has shown that perceived controllability of a stressful situation influences an individual's choice of coping strategies and, thus, is a mediator of coping (Forsythe & Compas, 1987).
Our results suggest that environmental uncertainty adversely affects perceptions of outcome controllability and that this effect is not moderated by the decentralization of decision rights.
For this reason, one of the main aims of the current study is to analyze if RWA is related to AFA and specially the link that this ideological variable has with the perception of controllability of weight.
Following NATQPS procedures for a flight-control malfunction, he began a controllability check.
This article studies the controllability of multitime (mD) linear PDE systems using ingredients related to the multitime optimal control theory and, in particular, to the multitime maximum principle (see [4], [5], [10]-[14], [15]).
Keywords: Stochastic equation, exact controllability, Brownian motion, random equation.
For dehumidification, it offers: controllability for de-humidification; control with one valve per system, providing the dehumidification necessary to maintain IAQ for processing facilities; and energy savings by precooling the air, reducing the load on the cooling coil, and providing free reheat.
At about 1258 Mountain time, the airplane collided with terrain shortly after the pilot reported a controllability problem.
The crew expertly completed the controllability check with enough altitude to recover if the F-15E departed controlled flight.

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