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MGHB02H3 Study Guide - Quiz Guide: Vertical Integration, Accounting, WestjetExam


Department
Management
Course Code
MGHB02H3
Professor
Phani Radhakrishnan
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MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.
1)
By definition, open systems
A)
have no barriers against membership.
B)
provide an open forum for interest groups.
C)
provide easy information access to outsiders.
D)
interact with their environments.
E)
All of the above.
1)
2)
A regulatory agency is most likely a part of which environmental component faced by a business
firm?
A)
Supplier component
B)
Social/political component
C)
Customer component
D)
Competitor component
E)
Technological component
2)
3)
Which of the following statements concerning the external environment is true?
A)
Customers, suppliers and employees are all components of an organization's external
environment.
B)
Different interest groups seldom make conflicting demands on organizations.
C)
Different parts of an organization will often be concerned with different components of its
environment.
D)
Different interest groups use identical criteria to evaluate organizational effectiveness.
E)
The smaller an organization, the more control it is likely to have over its environment.
3)
4)
The organization that has adopted CAD
A)
is vertically integrated.
B)
relies extensively upon a mediating technology.
C)
makes extensive use of computers in designing its products.
D)
uses advanced accounting principles to aid management decisions.
E)
effectively maintains the traditional role differences between designers, engineers and
drawing technicians.
4)
5)
As defined and described in the text, interest groups do not
A)
have some vested interest in how an organization is managed.
B)
make competing demands on an organization.
C)
have different criteria for evaluating organizational effectiveness.
D)
exist within an organization's environment.
E)
exist within an organization.
5)
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6)
The components of a highly dynamic environment
A)
contain a large number of dissimilar factors that affect an organization.
B)
are in a static state of unpredictable complexity.
C)
are in a constant state of cyclical change.
D)
are in a constant state of unpredictable and irregular change.
E)
remain fairly stable over time.
6)
7)
Other things equal, which of the following organizational environments is most uncertain?
A)
Simple and static
B)
Simple and dynamic
C)
Static and dynamic
D)
Complex and static
E)
Complex and dynamic
7)
8)
What is the relationship between resource dependence and environmental uncertainty?
A)
Less uncertainty is correlated with more dependence.
B)
Uncertainty causes dependence.
C)
More uncertainty is correlated with more dependence.
D)
They are fairly independent concepts.
E)
They mean precisely the same thing.
8)
9)
Other factors equal, which of the following organizational characteristics suggests that an
organic structure should be adopted?
A)
Routine technology
B)
Undifferentiated market
C)
Static environment
D)
Uncertain environment
E)
Mass technology
9)
10)
Which of the following is an example of a director interlock?
A)
Jane is on the boards of Ajax Company and Acme Company.
B)
Jane and Sam are both directors of Ajax Company.
C)
Jane is on the board of Ajax Company and Sam is on the board of Acme Company. Ajax
and Acme are in the same industry.
D)
Jane is on the board of Ajax Company and she owns shares in Acme Company.
E)
Jane is on the board of Ajax Company and her husband Sam is on the board of Acme
Company.
10)
11)
I'm on the board of directors of Vulcan Inc., and you are on the board of directors of Zeus Ltd.
What are the minimum conditions to claim that an interlock of directors exists here?
A)
You are also on the Vulcan board.
B)
You and I are very good friends.
C)
You are also on the Vulcan board, and I am also on the Zeus board.
D)
You also own shares in Vulcan Inc.
E)
Vulcan and Zeus are in the same industry.
11)
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12)
Which of the following is an example of vertical integration?
A)
A diamond mine starts to market diamond rings.
B)
A hotel chain adds a level to its organizational structure.
C)
A diamond mine improves its labour/management relations.
D)
A hotel chain restructures so that its regional managers now report to the director of
operations.
E)
A hotel chain buys a diamond mine.
12)
13)
Theoretically, which combination of technological characteristics requires the most organic
structure?
A)
Nonroutine; high interdependence
B)
Routine; low interdependence
C)
Routine; mediating
D)
Routine; high interdependence
E)
Nonroutine; low interdependence
13)
14)
Which form of technological interdependence poses the greatest coordination, communication,
and decision-making problems?
A)
Reciprocal
B)
Sequential
C)
Pooled
D)
Low
E)
Vertical
14)
15)
Which technology poses the greatest problems of coordination, communication, and
decision-making?
A)
Vertical
B)
Long-linked
C)
Intensive
D)
Mediating
E)
Mass
15)
16)
Which technology will perform best under a mechanistic structure?
A)
Nonroutine
B)
Unit
C)
Intensive
D)
Process
E)
Mass
16)
17)
Strategy formulation follows directly from
A)
organizational effectiveness.
B)
the objective environment.
C)
the perceived environment.
D)
strategy implementation.
E)
managerial experience and personality.
17)
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