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  • 1. 

    Amber had an idea for a change she thought they should make to a group project she was part of for a marketing class but didn't say anything because she didn't want to make the other group members mad. This is an example of:

    • A.

      Satisficing

    • B.

      Management by objectives

    • C.

      Groupthink

    • D.

      Competitive disadvantage

    • E.

      Devils advocacy

    Correct Answer
    C. Groupthink
    Explanation
    This scenario exemplifies groupthink, which refers to a phenomenon where group members prioritize harmony and conformity over critical thinking and dissenting opinions. Amber chose not to express her idea due to the fear of upsetting her group members, indicating a tendency towards groupthink. Groupthink can hinder creativity, innovation, and the exploration of alternative perspectives, ultimately leading to suboptimal decision-making.

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  • 2. 

    According to the video, Eva is finding entrance into the global marketing complex. Which was NOT a reason they gave for the difficulty?

    • A.

      Understanding different cultures and customs

    • B.

      Difference in time zones

    • C.

      Differences in addresses make online forms difficult

    • D.

      The ski manufacturers limit what skis can be sold to what countries

    • E.

      Different taxes and duties in each country

    Correct Answer
    A. Understanding different cultures and customs
    Explanation
    The video discusses various reasons that make it difficult for Eva to enter the global marketing complex, such as the difference in time zones, differences in addresses making online forms difficult, ski manufacturers limiting the sale of skis to specific countries, and different taxes and duties in each country. However, understanding different cultures and customs was not mentioned as one of the reasons for the difficulty.

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  • 3. 

    In our class example we saw that General Mills significantly narrowed their product lines, selling off segments like Izod and Eddie Bauer. Their portfolio can now be classified as:

    • A.

      Related differentiation

    • B.

      Unrelated diversification

    • C.

      An integrated acquisition

    • D.

      Related diversification

    • E.

      Competency acquisition

    Correct Answer
    D. Related diversification
    Explanation
    General Mills significantly narrowed their product lines and sold off segments like Izod and Eddie Bauer. This indicates that they have diversified their product offerings, but the products are still related to each other. Therefore, their portfolio can be classified as related diversification.

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  • 4. 

    What gives our company legitimacy to outsiders?

    • A.

      Contingency plans

    • B.

      Operational goals

    • C.

      Tactical goals

    • D.

      Mission statement

    • E.

      Strategic goals

    Correct Answer
    D. Mission statement
    Explanation
    A mission statement is a formal declaration of an organization's purpose, values, and goals. It outlines the reason for the company's existence and provides a clear direction for its activities. By having a well-defined mission statement, a company can communicate its intentions and objectives to external parties, such as customers, investors, and the general public. This helps establish credibility and trust, giving outsiders a perception of legitimacy towards the company.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is designed to communicate information about our company to an external audience?

    • A.

      Operational goals

    • B.

      Mission statement

    • C.

      Tactical goals

    • D.

      Strategic goals

    • E.

      Rational decision making

    Correct Answer
    B. Mission statement
    Explanation
    A mission statement is a concise statement that communicates the purpose, values, and goals of a company to its external audience. It is designed to provide a clear understanding of what the company stands for and what it aims to achieve. This information helps external stakeholders, such as customers, investors, and the general public, to understand the company's overall direction and how it aligns with their own values and interests. Operational goals, tactical goals, strategic goals, and rational decision making are all important aspects of running a company, but they are not specifically designed to communicate information about the company to an external audience.

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  • 6. 

    When resistance to change is based on insufficient, incorrect, or misleading information, managers should use _____ as an approach to manage resistance.

    • A.

      Education and communication

    • B.

      Change manipulation

    • C.

      Coercion

    • D.

      Participation

    • E.

      Negotiation

    Correct Answer
    A. Education and communication
    Explanation
    When resistance to change is based on insufficient, incorrect, or misleading information, managers should use education and communication as an approach to manage resistance. This involves providing employees with accurate and relevant information about the change, addressing any misconceptions or concerns, and actively engaging in open and transparent communication. By educating employees and effectively communicating the reasons and benefits of the change, managers can help alleviate resistance and gain buy-in from the employees. This approach promotes understanding, clarity, and trust, which can ultimately facilitate a smoother transition and successful implementation of the change.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following methods for managing resistance to change should only be used as a last resort or under crisis conditions?

    • A.

      Arbitration

    • B.

      Reinforcement modification

    • C.

      Mentoring

    • D.

      Negotiation

    • E.

      Coercion

    Correct Answer
    E. Coercion
    Explanation
    Coercion should only be used as a last resort or under crisis conditions when managing resistance to change. Coercion involves the use of force, threats, or punishment to make individuals comply with the desired change. It disregards the concerns and opinions of the individuals involved and can lead to negative consequences such as decreased morale and increased resistance. Therefore, coercion should only be considered when all other methods, such as negotiation, mentoring, reinforcement modification, and arbitration, have been exhausted and the situation calls for immediate action.

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  • 8. 

    According to class, mission statements are like 4 things. Which of these is NOT an anlalogy we used for mission statements?

    • A.

      Glue

    • B.

      Magnet

    • C.

      Yardstick

    • D.

      Hammer

    • E.

      Laser

    Correct Answer
    D. Hammer
    Explanation
    Mission statements are often compared to various objects or tools that represent their purpose and function. In this case, the question asks for the analogy that is NOT used for mission statements. The options "Glue," "Magnet," "Yardstick," and "Laser" can all be analogies for mission statements as they imply cohesion, attraction, measurement, and precision respectively. However, "Hammer" does not align with the typical characteristics of a mission statement, as it does not convey a sense of purpose or direction. Therefore, "Hammer" is the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    As malta got ready for its admittance into the European Union (EU), the EU removed all taxes on the importation of goods manufactured in Malta. In other words, the EU abolished _____ for Malta-manufactured merchandise.

    • A.

      Tariffs

    • B.

      Boycotts

    • C.

      Import quotas

    • D.

      Import standards

    • E.

      Customs classifications

    Correct Answer
    A. Tariffs
    Explanation
    As Malta prepared to join the European Union, the EU eliminated taxes on imported goods manufactured in Malta. This means that the EU abolished tariffs for Malta-made products.

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  • 10. 

    Patterns of innovation over time that can create sustainable competitive advantage are called _____.

    • A.

      Innovation streams

    • B.

      Cyclical inventions

    • C.

      Innovation maps

    • D.

      Organization development

    • E.

      Results-driven change

    Correct Answer
    A. Innovation streams
    Explanation
    Innovation streams refer to the patterns of innovation over time that can create sustainable competitive advantage. These streams involve a continuous flow of new ideas, technologies, and products that are developed and implemented by organizations. By consistently innovating and staying ahead of competitors, organizations can establish a long-term advantage in the market. This term emphasizes the importance of ongoing innovation and adaptation to maintain competitiveness in a rapidly changing business environment.

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  • 11. 

    The basic purpose of _____ planning is to leave commitments open by maintaining slack resources.

    • A.

      Traditional planning

    • B.

      Operant planning

    • C.

      Options-based planning

    • D.

      The establishment of planning windows

    • E.

      Learning-based planning

    Correct Answer
    C. Options-based planning
    Explanation
    Options-based planning is a type of planning that aims to maintain flexibility and leave commitments open by keeping slack resources. It focuses on creating a range of possible options and alternatives, allowing for adjustments and adaptations as needed. This approach recognizes that the future is uncertain and unpredictable, and therefore emphasizes the importance of having multiple choices and the ability to respond to changing circumstances effectively. By maintaining slack resources, options-based planning enables organizations to be more agile and responsive to opportunities and challenges that may arise.

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  • 12. 

    Josiah is in charge of purchasing office supplies for Bethel. If he looked at every possible vendor, considering all the different options and pricing before he made a decision, he would be _____.

    • A.

      Satisficing

    • B.

      Maximizing

    • C.

      Monitoring

    • D.

      Liaising

    • E.

      Optimizing

    Correct Answer
    B. Maximizing
    Explanation
    If Josiah looked at every possible vendor, considering all the different options and pricing before making a decision, he would be maximizing. This means that he is trying to obtain the best possible outcome by exploring all available options and selecting the one that offers the most benefits or advantages. Josiah is not settling for a satisfactory solution (satisficing), simply observing the progress (monitoring), coordinating with others (liaising), or finding the most efficient solution (optimizing).

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  • 13. 

    Company X wanted to start using a different supplier for one of its main parts. They looked at every single possible supplier on the market, gathered complete information on all the choices, and choose the optimal supplier. They were _____ in their decision-making.

    • A.

      Satisficing

    • B.

      Efficient

    • C.

      Ineffective

    • D.

      Maximizing

    • E.

      Optimizing

    Correct Answer
    D. Maximizing
    Explanation
    The company's decision-making process involved considering every possible supplier on the market and gathering complete information on all the choices. This indicates that they were aiming to make the best possible decision by maximizing their options and selecting the optimal supplier.

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  • 14. 

    _____ is the emotional reaction that can occur when disagreements become personal rather than professional.

    • A.

      Organizational disharmony

    • B.

      Emotive empowerment

    • C.

      A-type conflict

    • D.

      C-type conflict

    • E.

      Norm disruption

    Correct Answer
    C. A-type conflict
    Explanation
    A-type conflict is the emotional reaction that can occur when disagreements become personal rather than professional. This type of conflict is characterized by hostility, aggression, and personal attacks between individuals. It often arises from personal differences, power struggles, or unresolved issues. In A-type conflict, the focus shifts from the problem at hand to attacking the person involved, leading to a breakdown in communication and teamwork. This type of conflict can be detrimental to organizational harmony and productivity.

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  • 15. 

    Companies in the chemical industry are struggling to attract the most talented college graduates. One of the biggest challenges facing these companies is attracting new talent to organizations with an "old economy" image. A situational analysis would term this challenge a(n) _____.

    • A.

      Internal weakness

    • B.

      Internal opportunity

    • C.

      External opportunity

    • D.

      External strength

    • E.

      Internal threat

    Correct Answer
    A. Internal weakness
    Explanation
    The given answer of "internal weakness" is correct because the situation described in the question states that companies in the chemical industry are struggling to attract talented college graduates. This indicates that there is a weakness within the companies themselves, as they are not able to effectively attract and retain top talent. This weakness is internal to the companies and not influenced by external factors.

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  • 16. 

    The three steps in the basic process of managing organizational change outlined by Kurt Lewin are _____.

    • A.

      Organizational change, departmental change, and individual change

    • B.

      Unfreezing, change intervention, and refreezing

    • C.

      Change definition, change mobilization, and change acceptance

    • D.

      Synthesizing, motivating, and rewarding

    • E.

      Change definition, change motivation, and change

    Correct Answer
    B. Unfreezing, change intervention, and refreezing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is unfreezing, change intervention, and refreezing. This explanation refers to Kurt Lewin's three-step model of managing organizational change. Unfreezing involves creating awareness and readiness for change, breaking down existing mindsets and resistance. Change intervention refers to implementing the actual changes, such as restructuring processes or introducing new technologies. Refreezing involves stabilizing the changes, making them a permanent part of the organization's culture and practices. This model emphasizes the importance of preparing individuals for change, implementing the change effectively, and ensuring its sustainability.

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  • 17. 

    _____ occurs when managers choose an alternative that is good enough, rather than the best possible alternative.

    • A.

      Maximizing

    • B.

      Availability bias

    • C.

      Negative frame

    • D.

      Satisficing

    • E.

      Optimizing

    Correct Answer
    D. Satisficing
    Explanation
    Satisficing occurs when managers choose an alternative that is good enough, rather than the best possible alternative. This means that instead of spending excessive time and resources trying to find the optimal solution, managers settle for a solution that meets the minimum requirements or satisfies their needs. Satisficing is a practical approach that acknowledges the limitations of time and information, and allows managers to make decisions efficiently. It may not result in the absolute best outcome, but it is often a reasonable and effective strategy in many situations.

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  • 18. 

    In practice, we can't always make decisions that are fully rational. This is because:

    • A.

      Our faith and values influence our decision making

    • B.

      It is too inefficient

    • C.

      We have limited resources

    • D.

      Intuition comes into play

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    In practice, decisions are often influenced by our faith and values, making them subjective rather than purely rational. Additionally, making fully rational decisions can be inefficient and time-consuming, especially when there are limited resources available. Moreover, intuition plays a role in decision-making, sometimes leading to choices that may not be entirely rational but are based on gut feelings or past experiences. Therefore, all of the given reasons contribute to the fact that we can't always make fully rational decisions.

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  • 19. 

    Organizational development _____.

    • A.

      Requires a steering committee

    • B.

      Is a philosophy and and collection of planned change interventions

    • C.

      Takes a short-term approach to change

    • D.

      Assumes that top management support is not necessary for change

    • E.

      Is accurately described by all of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Is a philosophy and and collection of planned change interventions
    Explanation
    Organizational development is a philosophy and collection of planned change interventions. This means that it is not just a single approach or strategy, but rather a comprehensive framework that encompasses various strategies and techniques for bringing about change in an organization. It involves a systematic and planned approach to improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency, and includes interventions such as training and development programs, team building activities, and process improvement initiatives. This approach recognizes the importance of both the philosophical underpinnings and the practical interventions in driving organizational change.

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  • 20. 

    An organizational development initiative designed to implement change and increase the effectiveness of the organization is called a(n) _____.

    • A.

      Intervention

    • B.

      Force field analysis

    • C.

      Change force

    • D.

      Standing plan

    • E.

      Strategy

    Correct Answer
    A. Intervention
    Explanation
    An organizational development initiative designed to implement change and increase the effectiveness of the organization is called an intervention. This term refers to a planned and deliberate action taken to bring about desired changes in an organization's structure, processes, or culture. It involves identifying areas for improvement, developing strategies, and implementing interventions to address the identified issues. Interventions can range from training programs and team-building exercises to process redesign and leadership development initiatives. The goal of interventions is to facilitate positive change and enhance organizational effectiveness.

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  • 21. 

    Where do we find information about our company's opportunities and threats?

    • A.

      By identifying the things we don't do well

    • B.

      From our internal core capabilities

    • C.

      From the external environment

    • D.

      In our company's mission statement

    • E.

      In our financial statements

    Correct Answer
    C. From the external environment
    Explanation
    The correct answer is from the external environment. This is because information about a company's opportunities and threats can be found by analyzing factors outside of the company, such as market trends, competition, and changes in the industry. By understanding the external environment, a company can identify potential opportunities to capitalize on and threats to mitigate or avoid. This information is crucial for strategic planning and decision-making within the organization.

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following is a commonly used method for increasing goal commitment?

    • A.

      Reward whistleblowing

    • B.

      Establish a median goal for all employees

    • C.

      Use the equity theory

    • D.

      Get the union's support

    • E.

      Make goals public

    Correct Answer
    E. Make goals public
    Explanation
    Making goals public is a commonly used method for increasing goal commitment because when goals are made public, individuals feel a sense of accountability and social pressure to achieve those goals. By making goals known to others, individuals are more likely to be motivated to work towards them and feel a sense of obligation to follow through. This increased commitment can lead to higher levels of effort and performance in order to meet the publicly stated goals.

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  • 23. 

    The purpose of a _____ strategy is to turn around very poor company performance by shrinking the size or scope of the business.

    • A.

      Repositioning

    • B.

      Growth

    • C.

      Retrenchment

    • D.

      Stability

    • E.

      Maturity

    Correct Answer
    C. Retrenchment
    Explanation
    Retrenchment is the correct answer because it refers to a strategy used to improve the performance of a poorly performing company by reducing its size or scope. This can involve downsizing, selling off assets, or exiting unprofitable markets or business lines. The goal is to cut costs and focus on core competencies in order to restore profitability and financial stability.

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  • 24. 

    What is the main purpose of GATT?

    • A.

      It established the Euro as the currency for most all of Europe

    • B.

      To substantially reduce barriers to trade

    • C.

      It measures the growth potential of developing economies

    • D.

      To allow US businesses to establish plants in Mexico

    • E.

      It restricts trade between Europe and China

    Correct Answer
    B. To substantially reduce barriers to trade
    Explanation
    The main purpose of GATT is to substantially reduce barriers to trade. GATT, which stands for General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, is an international trade agreement that aims to promote free and fair trade among nations. It seeks to reduce tariffs, quotas, and other trade barriers that hinder the flow of goods and services across borders. By reducing these barriers, GATT aims to promote economic growth, increase market access, and create a more level playing field for all countries involved in international trade.

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  • 25. 

    Planning consists of 3 parts. Which of the following NOT one of those 3 parts.

    • A.

      Assessing where we are today.

    • B.

      Determining where we want to go in the future.

    • C.

      Structuring tasks into jobs.

    • D.

      Setting plans

    Correct Answer
    C. Structuring tasks into jobs.
    Explanation
    The question asks for the part that is NOT one of the three parts of planning. The three parts mentioned are assessing the current situation, determining future goals, and setting plans. Structuring tasks into jobs is not mentioned as one of the three parts, so it is the correct answer.

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  • 26. 

    A cosmetics company that is considering entering the South American market would be especially interested in the discretionary income within that region. In other words, which of the following would be a determining factor in its global strategy?

    • A.

      Expropriation potential

    • B.

      Political uncertainty

    • C.

      Infrastructure

    • D.

      Sociocultural trends

    • E.

      Purchasing power

    Correct Answer
    E. Purchasing power
    Explanation
    A cosmetics company that is considering entering the South American market would be especially interested in the purchasing power within that region. This is because the company wants to understand the ability of consumers in the region to afford and purchase their products. By analyzing the purchasing power, the company can determine the potential market size and demand for their cosmetics in South America. This information is crucial for the company to develop an effective global strategy and make informed decisions about pricing, product positioning, and marketing strategies in the region.

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  • 27. 

    In 2000, the United States imposed a tax on all steel imports in an effort to protect about 5,000 US jobs. This tax is an example of a(n) _____.

    • A.

      Voluntary import restraint

    • B.

      Tariff

    • C.

      Financial boycott

    • D.

      Import duty

    • E.

      Subsidy

    Correct Answer
    B. Tariff
    Explanation
    The correct answer is tariff. A tariff is a tax imposed by a government on imported goods. In this case, the United States imposed a tax on all steel imports, which is a form of tariff. The purpose of this tax was to protect US jobs in the steel industry by making imported steel more expensive and less competitive in the US market.

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  • 28. 

    According to Michael Porter, five industry forces determine an industry's overall attractiveness and potential for long-term profitability. Which of the following is one of those forces Porter identified?

    • A.

      Span of management

    • B.

      Existence of complementary products

    • C.

      Bargaining power of suppliers

    • D.

      Organizational structure

    • E.

      Existing benchmarks

    Correct Answer
    C. Bargaining power of suppliers
    Explanation
    Michael Porter identified the bargaining power of suppliers as one of the five industry forces that determine an industry's overall attractiveness and potential for long-term profitability. This refers to the suppliers' ability to exert influence over the industry by controlling the supply of key resources or by having the ability to raise prices. The stronger the bargaining power of suppliers, the less attractive the industry becomes as it can negatively impact profitability.

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  • 29. 

    Russia imposed limits on how much poultry, beef, and pork could be imported into the nation from the European Union (EU) in retaliation to limits the EU placed on how much grain Russia could export. What type of non-tariff barrier did Russia use to control the amount of poultry, beef, and port it imported from the EU?

    • A.

      Duties

    • B.

      Boycotts

    • C.

      Quotas

    • D.

      Subsidies

    • E.

      Customs classifications

    Correct Answer
    C. Quotas
    Explanation
    Russia used quotas as a non-tariff barrier to control the amount of poultry, beef, and pork it imported from the EU. Quotas are a type of trade restriction that sets a limit on the quantity of goods that can be imported or exported. In this case, Russia imposed limits on the amount of poultry, beef, and pork that could be imported from the EU in retaliation for the limits the EU placed on Russia's grain exports. This restriction on imports helps protect domestic industries and can be used as a tool for economic and political leverage.

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  • 30. 

    Strategic, tactical, and operational goals tend to be set from the _____, but implemented from the _____.

    • A.

      Top down; bottom up

    • B.

      Bottom up; top down

    Correct Answer
    A. Top down; bottom up
    Explanation
    Strategic, tactical, and operational goals are typically set by top-level management based on the overall vision and direction of the organization. These goals are then implemented by lower-level employees who have a better understanding of the day-to-day operations and can provide valuable insights and feedback. This approach ensures that the goals align with the organization's strategic objectives while also taking into account the practical realities of the operational level. Therefore, goals are set from the top-down, but implemented from the bottom-up.

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  • 31. 

    An organization is experiencing _____ when it is reluctant to change strategies or competitive practices that have been successful in the past.

    • A.

      Competitive dissonance

    • B.

      Strategic dissonance

    • C.

      Strategic inertia

    • D.

      Sustained competitive disarray

    • E.

      Competitive inertia

    Correct Answer
    E. Competitive inertia
    Explanation
    Competitive inertia refers to the reluctance of an organization to change strategies or competitive practices that have been successful in the past. This can occur when the organization becomes complacent and resistant to adapting to new market conditions or emerging competitors. It can hinder innovation and growth, as the organization fails to stay ahead of the competition and adjust its strategies accordingly.

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  • 32. 

    The _____ is a portfolio strategy that managers use to categorize their corporation's businesses by growth rate and relative market share. This strategy helps them to decide how to invest corporate funds.

    • A.

      Investment matrix

    • B.

      BCG matrix

    • C.

      Maslow grid

    • D.

      SWOT matrix

    • E.

      Portfolio management matrix

    Correct Answer
    B. BCG matrix
    Explanation
    The BCG matrix is a portfolio strategy that managers use to categorize their corporation's businesses by growth rate and relative market share. This categorization helps them make decisions on how to allocate corporate funds. The BCG matrix consists of four categories: Stars, Cash Cows, Question Marks, and Dogs. Stars represent high-growth businesses with high market share, Cash Cows are low-growth businesses with high market share, Question Marks are high-growth businesses with low market share, and Dogs are low-growth businesses with low market share. By categorizing their businesses in this way, managers can determine which businesses to invest in, divest from, or maintain.

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  • 33. 

    _____ forces support the status quo.

    • A.

      Experiential

    • B.

      Dialectical

    • C.

      Resistance

    • D.

      Autonomous

    • E.

      Generational

    Correct Answer
    C. Resistance
    Explanation
    Resistance forces support the status quo by opposing any changes or disruptions to the current system or structure. They aim to maintain the existing order and prevent any deviation or transformation. These forces may include individuals, groups, or organizations that are resistant to change and prefer to uphold the established norms, values, and power dynamics. Their actions and efforts are geared towards preserving the current state of affairs and resisting any attempts at alteration or reform.

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  • 34. 

    _____ is the knowledge, tools, and techniques used to transform inputs into outputs.

    • A.

      Technology

    • B.

      Creativity

    • C.

      Resource manipulation

    • D.

      A transformational system

    • E.

      Procedural innovation

    Correct Answer
    A. Technology
    Explanation
    Technology refers to the knowledge, tools, and techniques that are utilized to convert inputs into outputs. It encompasses a wide range of resources, including machinery, equipment, software, and processes, which enable organizations to streamline their operations and achieve desired outcomes. By leveraging technology, businesses can enhance efficiency, productivity, and effectiveness in their production processes, ultimately leading to the creation of valuable products or services.

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  • 35. 

    When Bethel decided to build a new fitness center, they first tried to determine the forces that drive the change and the forces that restrain the change. This is called a:

    • A.

      Stakeholder assessment

    • B.

      Creative work environment

    • C.

      Person-focused intervention

    • D.

      Force field analysis

    • E.

      Organizational impediments analysis

    Correct Answer
    D. Force field analysis
    Explanation
    Force field analysis is a method used to identify and analyze the driving forces and restraining forces that affect a proposed change in an organization. It helps in understanding the factors that support or hinder the change process. By identifying and evaluating these forces, organizations can develop strategies to enhance the driving forces and mitigate the restraining forces, thereby increasing the chances of successful change implementation. In this case, Bethel's attempt to determine the forces that drive and restrain the change in building a new fitness center aligns with the concept of force field analysis.

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  • 36. 

    Which of these is NOT one of the most successful ways to manage resistance to change?

    • A.

      Have those affected by the change participate in the process

    • B.

      Educate employees about the process

    • C.

      Create a strong sense of urgency

    • D.

      Declare victory early because it will build employees' confidence

    • E.

      Communicate the change to employees

    Correct Answer
    D. Declare victory early because it will build employees' confidence
    Explanation
    Declaring victory early is not one of the most successful ways to manage resistance to change because it can lead to complacency and a false sense of accomplishment. By prematurely declaring victory, employees may believe that the change has been fully implemented and that there is no further need for adjustment or improvement. This can hinder the change process and prevent employees from fully embracing and adapting to the new ways of doing things. It is important to communicate the change, involve those affected, educate employees, and create a sense of urgency to effectively manage resistance to change.

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  • 37. 

    The most important factor used by a globalizing company for determining if a country or a region has an attractive business climate is _____.

    • A.

      Natural boundaries

    • B.

      A large, unskilled workforce

    • C.

      Marketplace metamorphosis

    • D.

      Easy access to growing markets

    • E.

      Global synergy

    Correct Answer
    D. Easy access to growing markets
    Explanation
    A globalizing company would prioritize easy access to growing markets when determining if a country or region has an attractive business climate. This is because having easy access to growing markets allows the company to expand its customer base and increase sales. It also provides opportunities for the company to tap into new market segments and diversify its product offerings. This factor is crucial for a globalizing company as it ensures a steady flow of demand and potential for business growth.

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  • 38. 

    Quick Trade's traditional brokerage business could be classified as a:

    • A.

      Cash cow

    • B.

      Dog

    • C.

      Star

    • D.

      Question mark

    • E.

      Stuck in the middle business

    Correct Answer
    C. Star
    Explanation
    Based on the given options, Quick Trade's traditional brokerage business can be classified as a "star." A star refers to a business unit that operates in a high-growth industry and has a high market share. This classification suggests that the traditional brokerage business of Quick Trade is performing well and has the potential for further growth and profitability.

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  • 39. 

    If Quick Trade's traditional brokerage business were to face a declining business growth, it may need to be reclassified as a:

    • A.

      Cash cow

    • B.

      Dog

    • C.

      Star

    • D.

      Question mark

    • E.

      Stuck in the middle business

    Correct Answer
    A. Cash cow
    Explanation
    If Quick Trade's traditional brokerage business were to face a declining business growth, it may need to be reclassified as a cash cow. This term is used in the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) growth-share matrix to describe a business unit that has a high market share in a low-growth industry. Despite the industry's slow growth, a cash cow generates significant cash flow and profits, allowing the company to invest in other areas of the business. Therefore, reclassifying Quick Trade's declining business as a cash cow implies that it still generates substantial profits despite the lack of growth.

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  • 40. 

    QT.com subsidiary for Quick Trade can be classified as a:

    • A.

      Cash cow

    • B.

      Dog

    • C.

      Star

    • D.

      Question mark

    • E.

      Stuck in the middle business

    Correct Answer
    D. Question mark
    Explanation
    A "question mark" is a term used in the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) matrix to describe a business or product with high market growth but low market share. It is in a stage of uncertainty as it has the potential to become a star or a cash cow in the future, but it also faces the risk of becoming a dog if it fails to gain market share. Therefore, classifying QT.com subsidiary as a "question mark" suggests that it is in a stage of uncertainty and requires further analysis and strategic decisions to determine its future prospects.

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