IB DP Business Management Quiz: Growth And Evolution

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  • 1. 

    The main reason why firms try to achieve economies of scale is?

    • A.

      To gain a good brand image

    • B.

      To lower average costs as production increases

    • C.

      To increase market share

    • D.

      To increase sources of finance

    Correct Answer
    B. To lower average costs as production increases
    Explanation
    Firms try to achieve economies of scale in order to lower average costs as production increases. This is because as production volume increases, the fixed costs can be spread over a larger number of units, leading to lower average costs per unit. This allows firms to be more competitive in the market by offering lower prices or higher profit margins. Additionally, achieving economies of scale can also lead to increased profitability and efficiency, as well as the ability to invest in research and development or expand into new markets.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is not an example of internal economies of scale?

    • A.

      Technical economies

    • B.

      Financial economies

    • C.

      Managerial economies

    Explanation
    An internal economy of scale refers to the cost advantages that a firm can achieve by increasing its scale of production. Technical economies, financial economies, and managerial economies are all examples of internal economies of scale. Technical economies result from the efficient use of technology and specialized equipment, while financial economies arise from the ability to access cheaper sources of capital. Managerial economies occur when a firm benefits from skilled and experienced management. Therefore, all the options provided are examples of internal economies of scale.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is not an example of diseconomies of scale?

    • A.

      Lack of control and coordination

    • B.

      Lowering average costs as production increases

    • C.

      Complacency

    • D.

      Bureaucracy

    Correct Answer
    B. Lowering average costs as production increases
    Explanation
    Lowering average costs as production increases is not an example of diseconomies of scale because it is actually an example of economies of scale. Economies of scale occur when the average cost of production decreases as the level of production increases. This is typically due to factors such as increased specialization, improved efficiency, and bulk purchasing discounts. Diseconomies of scale, on the other hand, refer to a situation where the average cost of production increases as the level of production increases. This can happen due to factors such as inefficiencies, coordination problems, and increased bureaucracy.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is an example of organic growth?

    • A.

      Joint venture

    • B.

      Innovative marketing campaign

    • C.

      Mergers

    • D.

      Strategic alliance

    Correct Answer
    B. Innovative marketing campaign
    Explanation
    An innovative marketing campaign is an example of organic growth because it involves the development and implementation of new strategies and tactics to attract and retain customers. This type of growth is generated internally by the company's own efforts and does not rely on external factors such as partnerships, acquisitions, or alliances. By creating and executing a successful marketing campaign, a company can increase its market share, customer base, and overall revenue, all of which contribute to organic growth.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is an example of organic growth?

    • A.

      Selling in different locations

    • B.

      Takeover

    • C.

      Acquisition

    • D.

      Franchising

    Correct Answer
    A. Selling in different locations
    Explanation
    Organic growth refers to the expansion of a business through its own resources and efforts, without relying on external factors. Selling in different locations is an example of organic growth because it involves the company's own initiative to expand its reach and customer base. This can be achieved by opening new stores or branches in different geographical areas, allowing the business to grow and increase its sales organically. On the other hand, takeover and acquisition involve external factors such as buying out another company, while franchising involves partnering with external individuals or entities to expand the business.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following is not a why to measure market share?

    • A.

      % of units sold

    • B.

      % of revenue

    • C.

      % of profits

    • D.

      All are ways to measure market share

    Correct Answer
    C. % of profits
    Explanation
    Measuring market share based on the percentage of profits is not a valid method because it does not directly reflect the market share. Profitability can be influenced by various factors such as pricing strategies, cost management, and operational efficiency, which may not accurately represent the company's market position. Market share is typically measured by the percentage of units sold or the percentage of revenue generated, as these metrics directly reflect the company's market presence and competitiveness.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following is not always a benefit of increasing market share?

    • A.

      Increased profitability

    • B.

      Greater brand recognition

    • C.

      More units sold

    • D.

      All are benefits

    Correct Answer
    A. Increased profitability
    Explanation
    Increasing market share does not always guarantee increased profitability. While increasing market share can lead to economies of scale and cost efficiencies, which can improve profitability, it is not a guarantee. Other factors such as pricing strategies, market competition, and operational costs can also impact profitability. Therefore, increased profitability is not always a benefit of increasing market share.

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  • 8. 

    Organic growth is the quickest way for a company to grow

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because organic growth refers to a company's internal growth through increasing sales and expanding its customer base without relying on mergers, acquisitions, or other external factors. While organic growth can be a sustainable and stable way for a company to grow, it is not necessarily the quickest way. In some cases, companies may opt for faster growth through mergers, acquisitions, or strategic partnerships. Therefore, organic growth is not always the quickest way for a company to grow.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is not a benefit of organic growth?

    • A.

      Better control

    • B.

      Maintaining company culture

    • C.

      Relatively inexpensive

    • D.

      Overtrading

    Correct Answer
    D. Overtrading
    Explanation
    Overtrading is not a benefit of organic growth because it refers to a situation where a company expands its operations too quickly without having the necessary resources or capital to support the growth. This can lead to financial strain, decreased profitability, and potential failure. In contrast, organic growth typically focuses on sustainable and controlled expansion, allowing the company to maintain better control, preserve its company culture, and achieve growth at a relatively low cost.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is not true about external growth

    • A.

      Also known as inorganic growth

    • B.

      Fastest way to increase market share

    • C.

      Increases likelihood of gaining economies of scale

    • D.

      Makes for easier control and coordination

    Correct Answer
    D. Makes for easier control and coordination
    Explanation
    External growth, also known as inorganic growth, refers to a company's expansion through mergers, acquisitions, or partnerships with other firms. It is considered the fastest way to increase market share and it increases the likelihood of gaining economies of scale. However, it does not make for easier control and coordination. In fact, external growth can often lead to challenges in integrating different organizational cultures, systems, and processes, which can make control and coordination more difficult.

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  • 11. 

    Joint venture can be described as an

    • A.

      Internal growth strategy which effectively allows firms to enter foreign markets by taking advantage of local knowledge

    • B.

      External growth strategy which effectively allows firms to enter foreign markets by taking advantage of local knowledge

    • C.

      Internal growth strategy when a firm buys a controlling interest in another company

    • D.

      External growth strategy when a firm buys a controlling interest in another company

    Correct Answer
    B. External growth strategy which effectively allows firms to enter foreign markets by taking advantage of local knowledge
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "external growth strategy which effectively allows firms to enter foreign markets by taking advantage of local knowledge." This is because a joint venture involves two or more firms coming together to form a new entity, combining their resources and expertise to enter a foreign market. By partnering with a local company, the joint venture can benefit from their knowledge of the local market, culture, and business practices, which can help the firms effectively penetrate and operate in the foreign market.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following is an example of a strategic alliance?

    • A.

      Airline companies working together to offer connecting flights outside their normal operations (Vietnam Airlines and Delta Airlines work together to offer Vietnam to Los Angeles flights

    • B.

      A firm buys a controlling interest in another company.

    • C.

      Two firms agree to form a new company

    • D.

      A company pays a licensing fee to use another firms logo and brand

    Correct Answer
    A. Airline companies working together to offer connecting flights outside their normal operations (Vietnam Airlines and Delta Airlines work together to offer Vietnam to Los Angeles flights
    Explanation
    A strategic alliance refers to a collaboration between two or more companies to achieve a common goal. In this case, Vietnam Airlines and Delta Airlines are working together to offer connecting flights outside their normal operations. This partnership allows them to expand their reach and provide customers with more options for travel between Vietnam and Los Angeles. It exemplifies a strategic alliance as it involves cooperation between two airline companies to enhance their services and market presence.

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  • 13. 

    Two firms that decide to come together and form one company is an example of?

    Correct Answer
    Merger
    Explanation
    When two firms decide to come together and form one company, it is an example of a merger. In a merger, two separate companies combine their operations and assets to create a new entity. This can be done for various reasons, such as to gain a competitive advantage, expand market share, or achieve synergies. By merging, the firms can pool their resources, expertise, and customer base to enhance their overall business prospects and potentially increase profitability.

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  • 14. 

    A firm buys a controlling interest in another firm is an example of?

    Correct Answer
    Acquisition
    Explanation
    The given correct answer, "Acquisition," is appropriate because when a firm purchases a controlling interest in another firm, it essentially acquires the ownership and control of that firm. This means that the acquiring firm gains the power to make strategic decisions and influence the operations of the acquired firm. Acquisition is a common strategy used by companies to expand their market presence, gain access to new technologies or resources, and increase their overall competitiveness.

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  • 15. 

    Lateral integration is when a firm buys another firm that is in the same industry but not directly in competition with each other.  An example would Toyota buying Ferrari

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Lateral integration refers to the acquisition of a company that operates in the same industry but is not a direct competitor. In this case, Toyota buying Ferrari serves as an example of lateral integration. This means that the statement "True" is correct, as it accurately describes the concept of lateral integration.

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  • 16. 

    McDonald’s buying out the farms (its suppliers) for its beef is an example of

    Correct Answer
    Vertical integration
    Explanation
    Vertical integration refers to a strategy where a company expands its operations by acquiring or merging with businesses that are part of its supply chain. In this case, McDonald's buying out the farms that supply its beef is an example of vertical integration. By owning the farms, McDonald's has control over the production process, ensuring a steady supply of beef and potentially reducing costs. This integration allows McDonald's to have greater control over its supply chain and streamline its operations, ultimately benefiting the company.

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  • 17. 

    A firm taking over another firm within the same industry is an example of horizontal integraton.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A firm taking over another firm within the same industry is considered horizontal integration because it involves the consolidation of companies that operate at the same level of the supply chain. This type of integration allows the acquiring firm to expand its market share, eliminate competition, and potentially achieve economies of scale. Horizontal integration is often pursued to increase market power and enhance profitability within the industry.

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  • 18. 

    A conglomerate is when two or more corporations who work in the same sector come under a parent company

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A conglomerate is when two or more corporations who work in completely different sectors come under a parent company

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  • 19. 

    Synerygy is

    • A.

      A benefit potentially gained after an acquisition as the two merged parts create a greater combined effect than could be obtained individually

    • B.

      A negative gained after an acquisition as the two merged parts create a worse combined effect than could be obtained individually

    • C.

      The point on the business cycle where the firm expects to have a large gain in profitability

    • D.

      The point on the business cycle where the firm expects to have a large loss

    Correct Answer
    A. A benefit potentially gained after an acquisition as the two merged parts create a greater combined effect than could be obtained individually
    Explanation
    Synergy refers to the benefit that can be achieved when two merged parts create a greater combined effect than they could have achieved individually. In the context of an acquisition, synergy can be realized through various means such as cost savings, increased market share, complementary capabilities, and economies of scale. This can result in enhanced profitability and overall business performance for the acquiring company. Therefore, the correct answer is that synergy is a benefit potentially gained after an acquisition.

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  • 20. 

    The purchaser of the franchise is known as?

    Correct Answer
    Franchisee
    Explanation
    The term "franchisee" refers to the individual or entity that purchases the rights to operate a franchise business. They enter into a contractual agreement with the franchisor, the owner of the original business, to use their trademark, business model, and support systems in exchange for payment of fees and royalties. The franchisee is responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the business and adhering to the franchisor's standards and guidelines.

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  • 21. 

    The parent company who receives the licensing for use of the companies brand, logo, etc in franchising the business

    Correct Answer
    Franchisor
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Franchisor." In franchising, the parent company grants the license to use its brand, logo, and other intellectual property to individuals or businesses who want to open their own branch of the company. The parent company, known as the franchisor, provides support, training, and guidance to the franchisees in exchange for fees or royalties. The franchisor maintains control over the brand and ensures that franchisees adhere to the company's standards and policies.

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following is not an advantage of franchising for the franchisor?

    • A.

      Less financial risk involved than organic growth

    • B.

      It is a cheaper growth strategy since the franchisee provides financing

    • C.

      Franchisor receives monthly royalty payments which is typically a percentage of sales (whether the franchisee makes a profit or not)

    • D.

      All of the above are advantages of franchising for the franchisor

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above are advantages of franchising for the franchisor
    Explanation
    Franchising offers several advantages for the franchisor. Firstly, it involves less financial risk compared to organic growth, as the franchisee provides the necessary financing. This allows the franchisor to expand their business without taking on significant financial burdens. Additionally, franchisors receive monthly royalty payments, typically based on a percentage of sales, regardless of whether the franchisee is profitable or not. This provides a consistent revenue stream for the franchisor. Lastly, franchising is generally a cheaper growth strategy compared to other methods, as the franchisee bears the costs of setting up and operating the franchise.

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  • 23. 

    Which of the following is not an advantage of franchising for the franchisee?

    • A.

      Relatively low start up costs as the business model has already been established

    • B.

      The franchisor wants the franchisee to succeed and provide the necessary training to increase the likelihood of success

    • C.

      The firm can easily and quickly adapt their offerings if they notice their customers have new tastes and preferences

    • D.

      Will benefit from a large advertising campaign put together by the franchisor

    Correct Answer
    C. The firm can easily and quickly adapt their offerings if they notice their customers have new tastes and preferences
    Explanation
    Franchising offers several advantages to the franchisee, such as relatively low start-up costs as the business model has already been established. The franchisor also provides necessary training to increase the likelihood of success. Additionally, the franchisee benefits from a large advertising campaign put together by the franchisor. However, the statement "The firm can easily and quickly adapt their offerings if they notice their customers have new tastes and preferences" is not an advantage of franchising for the franchisee. This statement refers to the advantages for the franchisor, as they have the flexibility to adapt their offerings based on customer preferences.

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  • 24. 

    Which of the following is not a risk the franchisor takes on when franchising?

    • A.

      Brand image may be harmed if the franchisee does not follow quality and procedural standards set by the franchisor

    • B.

      Franchisee may not offer the quality service the franchisor expects

    • C.

      Franchisee will have a greater understanding of its market

    • D.

      All of the above are risk for the franchisor

    Correct Answer
    C. Franchisee will have a greater understanding of its market
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Franchisee will have a greater understanding of its market." This is because when franchising, the franchisor typically has a greater understanding of the market and provides the franchisee with the necessary knowledge and support to operate successfully. The other options mentioned in the question, such as the potential harm to brand image and the franchisee not meeting quality service expectations, are indeed risks that the franchisor takes on when franchising.

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  • 25. 

    According to the Ansoff Matrrix, the following would be considered a low risk growth strategy

    • A.

      Market penetration

    • B.

      Product development

    • C.

      Market development

    • D.

      Diversification

    Correct Answer
    A. Market penetration
    Explanation
    Market penetration is considered a low risk growth strategy according to the Ansoff Matrix. This strategy involves selling more of the existing products to existing customers in the current market. It focuses on increasing market share and sales by attracting more customers or encouraging existing customers to buy more. Since it involves selling existing products to existing customers, it carries less risk compared to other strategies like product development, market development, or diversification, which may require creating new products, entering new markets, or diversifying into new industries.

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  • 26. 

    According to the Ansoff Matrrix, the following characteristics would be classified under what strategy: low risk, same products for current customers, maintain and increase market share, extreme competition

    • A.

      Market penetration

    • B.

      Product development

    • C.

      Market development

    • D.

      Diversification

    Correct Answer
    A. Market penetration
    Explanation
    Market penetration is the correct answer because it involves selling existing products to existing customers in order to increase market share. This strategy is considered low risk as it does not require the development of new products or entering new markets. The fact that there is extreme competition also aligns with market penetration, as companies often engage in aggressive marketing and pricing strategies to gain a larger share of the market.

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  • 27. 

    According to the Ansoff Matrrix, the following characteristics would be classified under what strategy: medium risk, new products for current customers, improve products, innovation to replace current products

    • A.

      Market penetration

    • B.

      Product development

    • C.

      Market development

    • D.

      Diversification

    Correct Answer
    B. Product development
    Explanation
    The characteristics mentioned in the question, such as introducing new products for current customers, improving existing products, and innovating to replace current products, align with the strategy of product development. This strategy focuses on creating and enhancing products to meet the needs of existing customers, thereby expanding the company's market share and potentially increasing sales. It involves a medium level of risk as it requires investment in research and development, but it leverages the company's existing customer base to introduce new products and drive growth.

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  • 28. 

    According to the Ansoff Matrrix, the following characteristic would be classified under what strategy: medium risk, new customers for current products, enter overseas markets and find new distribution channels

    • A.

      Market penetration

    • B.

      Product development

    • C.

      Market development

    • D.

      Diversification

    Correct Answer
    C. Market development
    Explanation
    Market development is the correct answer because it involves entering new markets with existing products to attract new customers. This strategy typically carries a medium level of risk as it requires expanding into unfamiliar territories and finding new distribution channels. By entering overseas markets and finding new distribution channels, a company can expand its customer base and increase its market share without developing new products or diversifying into new industries.

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  • 29. 

    According to the Ansoff Matrrix, the following characteristic would be classified under what strategy: high risk, new products for new customers, using subsidiaries and strategic business units

    • A.

      Market penetration

    • B.

      Product development

    • C.

      Market development

    • D.

      Diversification

    Correct Answer
    D. Diversification
    Explanation
    Diversification is the correct answer because it involves entering new markets with new products, which aligns with the characteristics mentioned in the question. It also mentions the use of subsidiaries and strategic business units, which are commonly associated with diversification strategies. Diversification is considered a high-risk strategy as it involves venturing into unfamiliar markets and introducing new products to new customers.

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  • 30. 

    Obstacles that make it hard for a company to enter a market or industry are called

    Correct Answer
    barriers to entry
    Explanation
    Barriers to entry refer to the obstacles that prevent or make it difficult for new companies to enter a specific market or industry. These barriers can include factors such as high startup costs, government regulations, economies of scale enjoyed by existing firms, brand loyalty of customers, and exclusive access to distribution channels. These barriers act as a deterrent for new entrants and protect the market share and profitability of existing companies.

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  • 31. 

    To downsize refers to

    • A.

      Making a company smaller and or laying off workers due to difficult times for the firm

    • B.

      Making a company bigger and hiring more workers due to upswing in the economy

    • C.

      Going down the value chain in order to maximize the value added link

    • D.

      Moving a firm down the street due to increase in size of staff

    Correct Answer
    A. Making a company smaller and or laying off workers due to difficult times for the firm
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "making a company smaller and or laying off workers due to difficult times for the firm." Downsizing refers to the process of reducing the size of a company, often as a response to financial challenges or a need to improve efficiency. This can involve laying off employees, closing down certain departments or branches, or selling off assets. Downsizing is typically done to cut costs and streamline operations in order to navigate through difficult times and improve the company's financial stability.

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  • 32. 

    A holding company can also be referred to as a parent company

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A holding company is a company that owns the majority of shares or controls other companies. It typically does not produce goods or services itself but instead owns and manages other companies. A parent company, on the other hand, is a company that owns or controls another company or companies. Since a holding company is a type of company that owns and controls other companies, it can also be referred to as a parent company. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 33. 

    A holding company that owns enough shares to have majority voting rights in another company (the subsidiary) is an example of a diversification strategy.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A holding company that owns enough shares to have majority voting rights in another company is an example of a diversification strategy because it involves investing in different businesses or industries to spread out risk and potentially increase profits. By having majority voting rights in the subsidiary, the holding company can exercise control and influence over its operations, allowing for strategic decision-making and potential synergies between the two companies. This diversification strategy can help the holding company mitigate risks associated with a single business and potentially enhance its overall financial performance.

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