Business Midterm Pt. 3

57 Questions  I  By Nnguy030 on September 30, 2009
Practice questions for Principles of Management.

  
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1. 
  1. Core competencies include all of the following EXCEPT:
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B.
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D.
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  1. When you identify critical stakeholders, it is a good idea to determine all of the following EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. Organizational culture is defined by all of the following EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. A low-cost leadership strategy is particularly effective for the following organizations EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. The number of people who participate in a nominal group technique is generally:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. Strategy formulation is an essential component of the POLC framework:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. Those stakeholders most often emphasized in mission statements are:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. At Intel the key historic decision to abandon memory chips and concentrate upon microprocessors was the result of all of the following EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. The intensity of industry competition and an industry’s profit potential are a function of all of the following forces of competition EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. Key characteristics of operational excellence value discipline include all of the following EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
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  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:
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B.
C.
D.
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  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:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. DeGraf and Lawrence suggest that there are four types of creativity and they include all EXCEPT the following:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. Superiority in competitive advantage refers to all of the following factors EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. The lower the buyers’ switching costs:
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C.
D.
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  1. NGT is useful for all of the following EXCEPT:
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C.
D.
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  1. According to Mintzberg, the percent of intended strategy realized is:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. The VRIO framework is an acronym that includes all of the following EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. While there are different schools of thought about how strategy comes about, researchers generally agree the common characteristic across successful organizations is:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. The supplies needed for nominal group technique includes all EXCEPT:
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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:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. Real change leaders are:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. All of the following describe Lateral EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. Major diversification strategies include all EXCEPT the following:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. Strategy is a central part of the function in the POLC framework:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. A firm’s strategy includes all EXCEPT the following:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. PESTEL is  an acronym which includes all of the following EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. Examples of business strategy include all the following EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
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  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:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. Firms that do the product leadership strategy well include all of the following factors EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. Controlling consists of the following steps EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. All of the following regarding straddling strategies is correct EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. Strategy formulation answers the question:
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C.
D.
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  1. The purpose of diversification is:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. Mission and vision development are analogous to which step in the principles of management framework:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. In a differentiation strategy, the product difference may be based on any or all of the following EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. A firm’s intangible resources include all of the following EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. Organization design should do all EXCEPT the following:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. Which of the following are creativity tools:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. Firms rely on bottom-up innovation processes to communicate a strategy because:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. In order for differentiation strategy to succeed, firms must do all of the following EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. Values statements are all EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
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  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:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. Social networks are often referred to as:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. Human resources management alignment means:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. According to Treacy and Wiersema, generic value disciplines include all of the following EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. Using Porter’s analysis firms are likely to generate higher profits if the industry includes all of the following EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. The four categories of stakeholders of a firm are:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. The Starbucks mission statement describes guiding principles and the organization’s:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. The content of the mission and vision statements process is analogous to which step in the principles of management framework:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. In the value chain, all of the following activities are deemed to add direct value to a firm EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. The monitoring step of the mission and vision statements development process is analogous to which step of the principles of management framework?
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. Together mission and vision guide all of the following EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. The different aspects of strategy as distinguished by Mintzberg include all of the following EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. According to the principles of visionary leadership, the essentials for successful revolution include all EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
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  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:
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B.
C.
D.
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  1. How are shareholders affected by a firm’s strategies?
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