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1. 
  1. The industry characteristics that make it very difficult for firms to achieve strategic competitiveness and earn above-average returns includes all of the following EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
2. 
  1. All of the following describe Lateral EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
3. 
  1. The Starbucks mission statement describes guiding principles and the organization’s:
A.
B.
C.
D.
4. 
  1. Social networks are often referred to as:
A.
B.
C.
D.
5. 
  1. PESTEL is  an acronym which includes all of the following EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
6. 
  1. Controlling consists of the following steps EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
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  1. According to Mintzberg, the percent of intended strategy realized is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
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  1. A low-cost leadership strategy is particularly effective for the following organizations EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
9. 
  1. NGT is useful for all of the following EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
10. 
  1. Firms that do the product leadership strategy well include all of the following factors EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
11. 
  1. In the value chain, all of the following activities are deemed to add direct value to a firm EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
12. 
  1. DeGraf and Lawrence suggest that there are four types of creativity and they include all EXCEPT the following:
A.
B.
C.
D.
13. 
  1. All of the following regarding straddling strategies is correct EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
14. 
  1. Superiority in competitive advantage refers to all of the following factors EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
15. 
  1. Those stakeholders most often emphasized in mission statements are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
16. 
  1. Organization design should do all EXCEPT the following:
A.
B.
C.
D.
17. 
  1. In a differentiation strategy, the product difference may be based on any or all of the following EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
18. 
  1. Organizational culture is defined by all of the following EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
19. 
  1. Which of the following are creativity tools:
A.
B.
C.
D.
20. 
  1. While there are different schools of thought about how strategy comes about, researchers generally agree the common characteristic across successful organizations is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
21. 
  1. A firm’s strategy includes all EXCEPT the following:
A.
B.
C.
D.
22. 
  1. At Intel the key historic decision to abandon memory chips and concentrate upon microprocessors was the result of all of the following EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
23. 
  1. When you identify critical stakeholders, it is a good idea to determine all of the following EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
24. 
  1. Core competencies include all of the following EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
25. 
  1. Strategy is a central part of the function in the POLC framework:
A.
B.
C.
D.
26. 
  1. Firms rely on bottom-up innovation processes to communicate a strategy because:
A.
B.
C.
D.
27. 
  1. The lower the buyers’ switching costs:
A.
B.
C.
D.
28. 
  1. Using Porter’s analysis firms are likely to generate higher profits if the industry includes all of the following EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
29. 
  1. A firm’s intangible resources include all of the following EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
30. 
  1. The VRIO framework is an acronym that includes all of the following EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
31. 
  1. According to the principles of visionary leadership, the essentials for successful revolution include all EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
32. 
  1. Real change leaders are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
33. 
  1. Values statements are all EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
34. 
  1. Strategy formulation is an essential component of the POLC framework:
A.
B.
C.
D.
35. 
  1. The content of the mission and vision statements process is analogous to which step in the principles of management framework:
A.
B.
C.
D.
36. 
  1. A stakeholder group composed of the CEO and members of the top management team is considered an important stakeholder group for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
37. 
  1. Industry characteristics of an attractive industry, one where firms may achieve strategic competitiveness and earn above-average returns includes all of the following EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
38. 
  1. Generic strategies that Porter argues can be used singly or in combination to create a defendable position and to outperform competitors include all of the following EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
39. 
  1. How are shareholders affected by a firm’s strategies?
A.
B.
C.
D.
40. 
  1. According to Treacy and Wiersema, generic value disciplines include all of the following EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
41. 
  1. Major diversification strategies include all EXCEPT the following:
A.
B.
C.
D.
42. 
  1. Mission and vision development are analogous to which step in the principles of management framework:
A.
B.
C.
D.
43. 
  1. Examples of business strategy include all the following EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
44. 
  1. The monitoring step of the mission and vision statements development process is analogous to which step of the principles of management framework?
A.
B.
C.
D.
45. 
  1. The different aspects of strategy as distinguished by Mintzberg include all of the following EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
46. 
  1. Together mission and vision guide all of the following EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
47. 
  1. Disney has helped Pixar achieve their strategy of combining proprietary technology and creative talent to develop memorable animated characters through all EXCEPT the following:
A.
B.
C.
D.
48. 
  1. In order for differentiation strategy to succeed, firms must do all of the following EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
49. 
  1. The number of people who participate in a nominal group technique is generally:
A.
B.
C.
D.
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  1. The communications step of the mission and vision statements development process is analogous to which step in the principles of management framework:
A.
B.
C.
D.
51. 
  1. Key characteristics of operational excellence value discipline include all of the following EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
52. 
  1. The supplies needed for nominal group technique includes all EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
53. 
  1. Human resources management alignment means:
A.
B.
C.
D.
54. 
  1. The four categories of stakeholders of a firm are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
55. 
  1. Strategy formulation answers the question:
A.
B.
C.
D.
56. 
  1. The purpose of diversification is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
57. 
  1. The intensity of industry competition and an industry’s profit potential are a function of all of the following forces of competition EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
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