At the time when philosophers were debating, they tended to view reproduction as a feminine trait. Thus, natural organisms/cells capable of producing offspring also acquire a female characteristic. The mother cell is often called the mother cell, and daughter cells are so called because they eventually become mother cells themselves. Because objects are usually called feminine. A corporation becomes the parent company when it has another separate legal entity, commonly referred to as a corporation or corporation. The parent company establishes ownership by acquiring a majority of the voting shares of the corporation and controls the operation and management of that subsidiary by influencing the election of the board of directors. This ability to influence is called controlling participation. A parent company can change its ownership status by selling some of its voting shares, buying more shares, or selling all of its shares. A parent company is sometimes called a holding company. In Oceania, accounting standards defined the circumstances in which one entity controlled another. [ref. needed] In doing so, they have largely abandoned the concepts of legal control in favour of a definition that provides that “control” is “the ability of one company to dominate, directly or indirectly, decision-making with respect to the financial and operational policies of another company, so that that other company can cooperate with it in furthering the objectives of the controlling company.” This definition was adapted in the Australian Corporations Act 2001: s 50AA.
 And it can also be a very useful part of the business, allowing any company leader to apply new projects and the latest rules. However, if a company owns only a minority of the shares of another company, it is called an associate or affiliated company. The investor must hold at least 20% of the shares to consider its acquisition as a subsidiary. The co-owner can then influence financial and operational decisions, but cannot gain full control. Sister companies are subsidiaries owned by the same parent company. Each of the sister companies operates separately and may have no relationship other than sharing the same parent company. Sister companies can be very different, manufacture different products and market them to different target groups. For example, Berkshire Hathaway is the parent company of many subsidiaries, including American Express, Coca-Cola, and Exxon Mobil. Control can be direct (e.g., a parent directly controlling the tier-one subsidiary) or indirect (e.g., a higher-tier parent indirectly controlling second-tier and lower-tier subsidiaries through tier-one subsidiaries). Parent organizations also often determine the degree of independence that subsidiaries receive.
Subsidiaries can sometimes operate completely independently of their parent organization, but more often than not, parent organizations manage, advise or control several aspects of their subsidiaries` operational activities. For example, a parent company may tell subsidiaries which products they are allowed to sell, the prices of those products, and marketing strategies. Alternatively, parent companies may only require their subsidiaries to introduce a certain profit margin or sell certain products without participating in operating activities. An excerpt from The Naval Chronicle (including the biographical history of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom), written in 1813, shows that the term sister ship was firmly established in the 19th century, note also the feminine pronoun used. I worked for a big food company. We specialize in processed foods and snacks. We wanted to expand into the organic food market, so we made an organic food company our sister company. We hoped that this business relationship would attract customers who enjoy eating healthy, organic food. Here are two examples of sister companies and subsidiaries in relation to a parent company: Sometimes “sister” (and “mother” and “daughter”) are used for relationships between various inanimate entities – ships, companies, schools, monasteries, languages – and not “brother” or “father” or “son”.