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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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As such, the study identified a source of stimulus control based on the consistency of sample-comparison pairs that generated responding similar to stimulus equivalence.
The last behavioural process that was investigated in this study was the process of stimulus control.
At 3 months post-intervention, the mean total scores for the cognitive and behavioral processes of consciousness raising, dramatic relief, self-re-evaluation, environmental re-evaluation, counter-conditioning, reinforcement management, self liberation and stimulus control differed significantly between the EG and CG (P < 0.
2014), eye movement analysis can be better interpreted when coupled with additional tests to assess stimulus control.
For example, if your CBT sessions include stimulus control therapy, you may learn to approach bedtime, wakeup time and all the hours in between differently.
The CBT-I combined sleep restriction, stimulus control, and cognitive therapy and was provided by health educators primarily masters'-level professionals --who had weekly telephone access to behavioral sleep medicine specialists.
One is called stimulus control, which involves breaking the association between being in bed and activities like watching television or eating.
The behavioural component may include therapies such as stimulus control therapy, sleep restriction or relaxation training.
Table 3 presents participants' selections on stimulus control probes (Sample/S+ or Selection control and and Sample/S- or Rejection control).
Treatments that are based on operant procedures and stimulus control are usually well defined, which makes this approach an attractive model for therapists seeking effective, efficient, and efficacious treatments for aphasia.
The answer to the children's slower acquisition rates lie in the fine grain analysis of compound stimuli and whether each element exerts stimulus control (or not) over responding.
Since the lack of prerequisites was not a plausible account in this case, some experiments analyzed the effect of alternative stimulus control topographies (Ray, 1969) competing with Eq-Eq to explain theses failures (Bohorquez, Garcia, Gutierrez, Gomez, & Perez, 2002; Carpentier, Smeets, & Barnes-Holmes, 2003b; Garcia, Bohorquez, Gomez, Gutierrez, & Perez, 2001; Garcia et al.