MGT 498 Week 5 - Individual Assignment - 60 MCQs
MGT 498 Week 5 - Individual Assignment - 60 MCQs
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1 Which of the following is nota part of a firm39s external environment A intellectual property B competitors C suppliers D government agencies 2 To a large extent attitudes at the corporate level reflect the concerns of A stockholders and society at large B top managers C the CEO D the federal government 3 The ideal strategic management team includes decision makers from A all three company levels corporate business and functional B just the corporate level C just the corporate and business levels D just the top management 4 Which of the following is a major function of the strategic management model A it helps make profits for the firm B it helps in identifying key issues faced by the firm C it helps in deciding which products to sell D it depicts the sequence and relationships of the major components of the strategic management process 5 Which of the following is a generic strategy option A narrow margins B diversification C differentiation D retrenchment 6 Horizontal integration is an example of a A generic strategy B grand strategy C functional level strategy D SBU strategy 7 Strategic decisions ostensibly commit the firm for A 12 years B the short term C 34 years D a long period of time typically five years 8 Three organizational elements providing fundamental longterm means for institutionalizing a firm39s strategy are A leadership power culture B culture structure leadership C objectivity power culture D power effectiveness structure E none of the above 9 Forces and conditions that originate beyond and usually irrespective of any single firm39s immediate operating environment and that provide the general economic political social and technological framework within which competing organizations operate are called the A remote environment B task environment C operating environment D internal environment E sociocultural environment 10 The results which an organization seeks over a multiyear period are its grand strategies longterm objectives longterm strategies shortterm goals tactics 999593 11 The general plan of major actions through which a firm intends to achieve its longterm objectives is called its A corporate plan B longterm goal C grand strategy D mission 12 Functional managers are typically responsible for which of the following achieving annual objectives selecting grand strategies formulating the strategic plan the mission statement corporate goals mgeggt 13 The doubling of EPS earnings per share within five years with increases in each intervening year is called an A longterm goal B longterm objective C shortterm goal D shortterm objective E operating goal 14 Which of the following is not an economic goal that guides the strategic direction of almost every business organization A survival B growth C profitability D market share 15 Which of the following is not a principal reason why managers should be concerned about the socially responsible behavior of their firms A a company39s right to exist depends on its responsiveness to the external environment B Federal state and local governments threaten increased regulation if business does not evolve to meet changing social standards C a responsive corporate social policy may enhance a firm39s longterm viability D Federal laws demand that firms behave in a socially responsible way 16 Which of the following is a broad trend driving businesses to adopt CSR frameworks A the resurgence of environmentalism B stockholders demand CSR C Federal laws demand companies to adopt CSR D increasing supplier power 17 One factor of continued success is the extent to which a firm can relate functionally to the external environment To accomplish this the firm must have A infinite sources of capital for expansion B a realistic selfconcept specific objectives and job descriptions community involvement legislative lobby groups ITIUO 18 The mission attempts to ensure unanimity of purpose sets policy creates a board of directors identify stakeholders none of the above 13995923 19 The mission reflects the A values of decision makers B goals of decision makers C experiences of decision makers D policies of the firm E none of the above 20 Which of the following is indispensable to the mission A primary goal B primary market C primary area D specify basic price 1 The need to invest large financial resources in order to compete creates increased supplier power B increased buyer power C increased jockeying for position D a barrier to entry 22 The external environment can be divided into various subcategories remote political social B remote social operating C remote industry operating D technological and social E open and closed 23 Three factors are mentioned which affect a firm39s access to needed personnel One of these factors is A ITIUOW geographic location employee benefits national employment rates availability of skills employee demographics 24 A valuable result of task environment analysis with respect to geographic demographic psychographic and buyerbehavior factors is called A B ITIUO 59993 27 market share analysis customer profile competitive edge consumer surveys marketing consultation Business is now being held responsible for using only underground dumping sites cleaning up its previous environmental damage municipal sewer systems ensuring that a quotthermal blanketquot is created continuing the quotgreenhouse effectquot When we consider the level of disposable income we are normally considering technological factors economic factors political factors social factors modernity factors According to Michael Porter39s Model the level of competition within an industry depends on how many basic forces A B ITIUO 59993 N 0 5995923 3 2 5 8 10 Economies of scale in an industry refers to savings that companies within the industry achieve due to increased volume declining average shortrun costs per unit improved contractual agreements with suppliers in the near term decreased barriers to entry to new firms attempting to enter the industry as production increases so do costs per unit Perceived differentiation results from the way firms position their products in the market persuading customers that the company39s products are slightly different from the competition production and financial strategies a lessening of competition a competitive advantage new firms have as they attempt to enter the market 00 O 9993 L mgegew 00 N 59993 00 Ba 00 EEQEBm VVVVV O ITIUOWZDW 00 EN An expiration of a major industry patent would increase barriers to entry decrease barriers to entry leave barriers to entry unaffected increase supplier power decrease supplier power A company can improve its strategic posture by finding suppliers who possess high power finding buyers who possess high power finding buyers who possess low power ignoring substitute products reserving capital A buyer group is powerful if sellers are few in numbers the products it purchases from the industry are unique it earns low profits the product is cheap buyers can not integrate backwards Which of the following is a causal model of forecasting sales force estimates juries of executive opinion scenario development multiple regression Which forecasting method helps prepare strategic managers for alternative possibilities econometric models quantitative models scenario development Delphi method Linear exponential and Scurve type projections are derived from time series models the Delphi technique scenario development regression analysis permutation The model most applicable when historical data are not available or when they are hard to use is the time series model the judgmental model the customer survey the econometric model focus group synthesis The major function of the strategic manager is dealing with systematic risk business risk uncertainty certainty predictable variations 38 Delphi is an A quantitative method B economic method C judgment method D social method E none of the above 39 Which of the following is a causal forecasting approach A econometric model B scenario development C brainstorming D the Delphi technique E focus groups 40 The model which assumes that the future will be a continuation of the past following some longrange trend is A time series analysis B regression analysis C survey D the Delphi technique E lag modeling 41 Internal analysis of the firm is characterized by A identification of the major internal capabilities of the firm identification of all the internal capabilities of the firm evaluation of the internal capabilities of the firm A and C none of the above EEQEV 2 The identification and evaluation of strategic internal factors are two distinct steps pursued by strategic managers interdependent and not always distinctly separate steps two critical components for effective environmental analysis B and C none of the above 5995923 B 43 In the evaluation of strategic internal factors strategists should use historical experience B industrycompetitor comparison C normative judgment D all of the above E none of the above 44 To develop or revise a strategy managers seek to identify the key factors on which success will most likely depend The internal factors most likely to be associated with success will vary by A industry product life cycle the firm39s current position all of the above none of the above 45 Brand name is an example of A a tangible asset B an organizational capability C a value chain of activity D an intangible asset E none of the above 46 Which of the following is not a quotsupportquot activity associated with the value chain approach inbound logistics B procurement C firm infrastructure D technology development 47 Which of the following are intended to provide benchmarks for the evaluation of the company39s progress in achieving its aim A mission B longterm objectives C grand strategies D business policies E functional strategies 48 Which of the following does notdescribe a good objective A flexible B acceptable C marketable D achievable E understandable 49 A differentiation strategy is characterized by A sustained capital investment B strong basic RampD and a reputation for quality C excellent process engineering intense supervision of labor D low cost distribution E none of the above 50 Under changing conditions concentrated growth is characterized as A higher risk B lower risk C decreasing resource needs D decreasing revenues E none of the above 51 If a shirt manufacturer acquires a textile manufacturer this strategy is called A backward vertical integration B diversification C horizontal integration D integration pure E jointventure 52 are partnerships that exist for a defined period during which partners contribute their skills and expertise to a cooperative project A licensing agreements B franchising agreements export agreements strategic alliances none of the above ITIUO O1 3 Which of the following qualities of an objective improves its chances of being attained timeliness flexibility costefficient groundbreaking none of the above ITIUOWID 54 When a firm attempts to persuade its creditors to temporarily freeze their claims while it undertakes to reorganize and rebuild its operations more profitably this form of bankruptcy is called A reorganizational bankruptcy B liquidation bankruptcy C partial bankruptcy D organizational bankruptcy E none of the above 55 Occasionally two or more capable companies lack a necessary component for success in a particular competitive environment The optimal strategy in such a case would be A concentric integration B diversification C concentration D joint venture E conglomerate diversification 56 When diversification involves additions of a business to the firm in terms of technology markets or products it involves A concentrated growth horizontal integration C concentric diversification D vertical diversification E joint venture 57 Specific options under the concentration grand strategy include which of the following A opening additional geographic markets B increasing present customers39 rate of usage C developing new products D selling to a differentiated customer E none of the above 58 Specific approaches to the grand strategy of market development include which of the following A entering additional channels of distribution 59959 59 A B ITIUO 60 attracting competitors39 customers reducing prices attracting nonusers none of the above Creating a new product life cycle is the underlying philosophy of a grand strategy of product development innova on market development vertical integration horizontal integration According to researchers the grand strategies of retrenchmentturnaround are most often accomplished in extreme circumstances through which of the following 23 59959 COCDVCDO IAOON L cost reductions asset reductions changes in top management diversification joint ventures 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 4o 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 5o 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 6o
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