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To have the exclusive right to use and abuse property within the limits of the law. For example, if one owns land, the owner may use it to build a house, start a farm or dump toxic waste, subject to zoning, environmental and other applicable laws. The ability of an individual to own something is the foundation of the free market system.
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With regard to the industry effect on ownership mode, Table 5 shows the most important industry for each ownership category and the concentration (percentage share) of companies of this particular ownership category in this particular industry - an intuitive measure of the strength of the association between ownership category and industry.
A company's equity-based pay philosophy must focus on employee-ownership objectives, such as aligning the interests of the company, its shareholders, and employees; making ownership a variable reward for performance; or creating an entrepreneurial culture.
Others have claimed that worker alienation and organizational effectiveness problems can be arrested through employee ownership of organizations.
That idea is at the heart of Equity, which is written by an unusual troika: an executive at a nonprofit dedicated to employee ownership (Rosen), a business journalist and author (Case) and an academic heading an institute dedicated to employee ownership (Staubus).
In 1996, the corporation underwent a D reorganization, in which Charles' ownership interest decreased from 68% to 19% and Kenneth's increased from 26% to 65%.
According to Jeffrey Schotz, executive managing officer, GVA Williams, "The growth of our Ownership Services Division is an indication of the strong demand for this specialized service.
6 percent while Asian home ownership grew by about 37 percent.
This method attempts to take into consideration ownership and productivity while leaving room for discretionary adjustments.
Further, Bordua and Cowan said, "assumptions are presented as fact: that there is a causal association between gun ownership and the risk of violence, that this association is consistent across all demographic categories, and that additional legislation will reduce the prevalence of firearms and consequently reduce the incidence of violence.
6) Regardless of whether the domestic corporation is a general or limited partner in the partnership, the focus should be on who has the core incident of ownership -- the right to vote the foreign shares.
As new wireless technologies are spun off, and the cable industry expands to more than 500 channels, many are hoping that African-Americans and other minorities will be able to get a larger piece of the ownership pie.