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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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Release profiles were tuned by controllably altering the crystallinity ([beta]-sheet content) of the coating layer.
Maybe not far or for long, and at an accelerated descent rate, but controllably and predictably.
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To have them controllably talking to one another -- that would address the last big remaining challenge," Simmons said.
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Love is the co-inventor of the "gravity tractor," a method to controllably modify the orbits of hazardous asteroids.
Since the energy level structures in quantum dots ("artificial atoms") can be controllably manipulated by a variety of routes, such as chemical, photonic and optical techniques, the expected energy-level systems that can possibly lead to the negative indices ([[epsilon].
The SAMMS sorbent can capture carbon dioxde directly from the atmosphere and then release it controllably and on demand when a modest amount of heat and/or vacuum is applied.
Pathways for graceful, controlled reductions in function: Whether the capabilities of an installation or operation can be reduced gradually and controllably to avoid the overwhelming effects of an unconstrained failure.
In a PCM cell, where a phase-change material is deposited between a top and a bottom electrode, phase change can controllably be induced by applying voltage or current pulses of different strengths.

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