02-Operations-500

Summer 1982
Volume 23, Issue # 4

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2-Operations-500

The Control Function of Management

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The control function of management can be a critical determinant of organizational success. Most authors discuss control only through feedback and adjustment processes. This article takes a broader perspective on control and discusses the following questions: What is good control? Why are controls needed? How can good control be achieved? If multiple control strategies are feasible, how should the choice among them be made? Ed.