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CONTROL / CONTROLS (IN MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION)

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Definition:
There are two meanings relevant to management and administration:

- mechanisms and means for guidance, self-regulation, or restraint, intended to prevent mishap, as in a pilot controlling an aircraft. Many languages do not have words directly equivalent to this meaning of “control”. In some countries, for example the Netherlands, the English word is borrowed and used to convey this meaning of control; and

- to check, verify, audit or to keep a copy of the accounts.

Source Publication:
Effects of European Union Accession, Part 1: Budgeting and Financial Control, OECD SIGMA Paper No. 19, March 1998, Appendix 3: List of Useful Terms + businessdictionary.com.

Hyperlink:
http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/administrative-control-system.html

Statistical Theme: Public management

Created on Tuesday, August 06, 2002

Last updated on Wednesday, June 12, 2013