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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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Ironically, Saini, who represents Khatauli constituency in Muzaffarnagar district was addressing a population control campaign program.
Bourne glosses over the very ugly place that the ideology of population control has led us in the 19th and 20th centuries: to the problematic projects of eugenics, mass sterilisations and indiscriminate contraceptive methods that have led to loss of dignity and life for millions of women.
All these should be a warning to well-intentioned advocates of population control among the poor in the Philippines.
The idea that the way to protect insects, fish and animals is by preventing human beings from having children is part of an approach known as Population, Health and Environment (PHE) which integrates population control into environmentalist initiatives.
There are gaps in knowledge that need to be addressed by including population control and sex education in the school curriculum.
The Lingayen-Dagupan prelate, in an article posted on the CBCP website, said while there maybe more disagreements, he called for the things that would bridge the gap between opponents and proponents of the population control policy.
He cited "huge sensitivities" like the right to have children and the Catholic Church's stance on contraception as barriers to talking about population control.
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Population control and its sister movement, eugenics--which span the late 18th century to the present and across many countries--are Zubrin's central focus in the book.
The response to the subject of world population control is frequently negative, but the subject must be addressed.
China: China has launched a probe into the abduction of children allegedly born in violation of population control policies then trafficked by officials into adoptions worldwide, an official said Tuesday.
Ultimately, the only way we will survive as a species is by some form of population control.