MGT 503 Principles Of Management - 01

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  • 1. 
    Which level of management makes decisions about the activities such as acquiring othercompanies, investing in research and development and building new plants?
    • A. 

      Top managers

    • B. 

      Middle managers

    • C. 

      First-line managers

    • D. 

      Non-managerial employees

  • 2. 
    A supervisor is teaching an employee to use a piece of equipment safely. Which of thefollowing skills are most important for the manager?
    • A. 

      Technical skills

    • B. 

      Conceptual skills

    • C. 

      Conceptual skills

    • D. 

      Strategic skills

  • 3. 
    The major contribution of the Industrial Revolution was the substitution of _______ forhuman power.
    • A. 

      Machine power

    • B. 

      Electricity

    • C. 

      Water power

    • D. 

      Critical thinking

  • 4. 
    All of the following are characteristics of total quality management EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Concern for continual improvement

    • B. 

      Improvement in quality of everything the organization does

    • C. 

      Intense focus on the competition

    • D. 

      Accurate measurement

  • 5. 
    For a company such as PIA, a bank would be an example of what kind of factor in itsspecific environment?
    • A. 

      Competitor

    • B. 

      Special-interest group

    • C. 

      Supplier

    • D. 

      Government agency

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of an organization’s general environment?
    • A. 

      Economic conditions

    • B. 

      Political conditions

    • C. 

      Social conditions

    • D. 

      Organization culture

  • 7. 
    If a company provides job-share programs, builds a day-care facility, and only usesrecycled paper, it can be termed as:
    • A. 

      Fulfilling its social obligation

    • B. 

      Socially aware

    • C. 

      Socially image conscious

    • D. 

      Socially responsive

  • 8. 
    If a company is paying minimum wages, when necessary, and applying the minimumstandard to laws, such as affirmative action, it would be said to have fulfilled its:
    • A. 

      Social obligation

    • B. 

      Social responsibility

    • C. 

      Social responsiveness

    • D. 

      Social expectation

  • 9. 
    Which of the following describes a global marketplace?
    • A. 

      The entire world is a marketplace

    • B. 

      National borders are irrelevant

    • C. 

      The potential for organizations to grow expands dramatically

    • D. 

      All of the given options

  • 10. 
    Which one of the following items best reflects the dimension of different cultures thatexemplifies the extent to which individuals expect a hierarchical structure?
    • A. 

      Uncertainty avoidance

    • B. 

      Power distance

    • C. 

      Masculinity/femininity

    • D. 

      Long-term/short-term orientation

  • 11. 
    Attempting to understand the signs of some problem comes under which of the followingstage?
    • A. 

      Scanning stage

    • B. 

      Categorization stage

    • C. 

      Diagnosis stage

    • D. 

      Implementation stage

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is NOT a valid assumption about rationality?
    • A. 

      The problem is clear and unambiguous

    • B. 

      Preferences are constantly changing

    • C. 

      A single well-defined goal is to be achieved

    • D. 

      Preferences are clear

  • 13. 
    Lower-level managers typically confront what type of decision making?
    • A. 

      Unique

    • B. 

      Non-routine

    • C. 

      Programmed

    • D. 

      Non-programmed

  • 14. 
    The people at the bottom of the organization generally deal with repetitive and familiarproblems such as workers who are late or machinery that breaks down. As a result, most ofthe decisions made by first line supervisors are:
    • A. 

      Ill-structured decisions

    • B. 

      Novel decisions

    • C. 

      Programmed decisions

    • D. 

      Non-programmed decisions

  • 15. 
    An increased commitment to a previous decision despite evidence that it may have beenwrong is referred to:
    • A. 

      Economies of commitment

    • B. 

      Escalation of commitment

    • C. 

      Dimensional commitment

    • D. 

      Expansion of commitment

  • 16. 
    When managers avoid the rational decision-making model and find ways to satisfice, theyare following which of the following concept?
    • A. 

      Jurisprudence

    • B. 

      Bounded rationality

    • C. 

      Least-squared exemptions

    • D. 

      Self-motivated decisions

  • 17. 
    Which of the following means that you achieve the best possible balance among severalgoals?
    • A. 

      Sacrificing

    • B. 

      Optimizing

    • C. 

      Satisficing

    • D. 

      Minimizing

  • 18. 
    If a group’s desire for consensus and cohesiveness overwhelms its desire to reach the bestpossible decision, it is called:
    • A. 

      Groupthink

    • B. 

      Group pressure

    • C. 

      Group decision

    • D. 

      Group dynamics

  • 19. 
    A form of group decision making in which a group is used to achieve a consensus of expertopinion is called:
    • A. 

      Interacting group

    • B. 

      Delphi technique

    • C. 

      Nominal group

    • D. 

      Brainstorming

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is the process of developing assumptions on premises about thefuture that managers can use in planning or decision making?
    • A. 

      Benchmarking

    • B. 

      Project management

    • C. 

      Forecasting

    • D. 

      Scheduling