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YORK UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF LIBERAL ARTS AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES SCHOOL OF ADMINISTRATIVE STUDIES AP/ADMS 1000 INTRODUCTION TO ADMINISTRATIVE STUDIES Fall 2011, Section H Professor Len Karakowsky MID-TERM EXAMINATION Friday, October 28, 2011 11:30pm-2:00pm INSTRUCTIONS: 1. This is closed-book, 2.5 hour exam. No electronic devices of any kind are permitted. 2. This exam is worth 40% of the final grade. 3. This exam contains five (5) pages & three (3) parts: Part I (multiple choice: 15 marks) Part II (short answer: 20 marks) PART III (case/concept application: 45 marks). Total exam marks=80 marks. 4. Write or print clearly using black or blue pen only in the booklet(s) provided. All answers for all 3 Parts must be written in the lined-paper exam booklets, including the multiple choice answers. 5. Upon completion students must submit all exam booklet(s). On the booklet(s), print: your name, student number, instructor’s name, and the number of booklets used. 6. Students must sign-in and sign-out. Page 1 of 4 PART I MULTIPLE CHOICE (TOTAL 15 MARKS) For each of the following 15 multiple choice questions (worth 1 mark each), choose the best answer. Number the questions in your exam booklet and beside each number print the letter corresponding to your choice: 1. A command economy a) relies on government to control all or most factors of production b) relies on government to make all or most production and allocation decisions c) all of the above d) none of the above 2. A market economy a) exists when producers and consumers control production and allocation decisions through supply and demand. b) always maintains perfect competition c) all of the above d) none of the above 3. Canada is an example of a) a command economy b) a market economy c) a mixed market economy d) a domestic economy 4. Which is not a factor of production? a) labour b) capital c) research and development d) information resources 5. An oligopoly contains a) no competitors b) many competitors c) few competitors d) many competitors, but fewer than in pure competition 10 more on actual exam….. Page 2 of 4 PART 2 SHORT ANSWER (20 MARKS) Read this quote and answer the following question. Keep in mind that in addressing the question below, you must apply the concepts, theories or frameworks discussed in class or in the assigned readings. Make any assumptions that you feel are necessary. “Canada Post, FedEx, and any other postal service urgently needs to understand what stage of the life- cycle that their industry is in.” Question: Explain that statement by briefly describing the four stages of industry evolution and use this mail industry as an example for each stage. Discuss also the main factors that may have driven this industry into the last phase/stage (20 marks). PART 3 CASE/CONCEPT APPLICATION (TOTAL 45 MARKS) Read the article below and respond to the three (3) questions following the article. Your answers must make explicit reference to relevant course concepts and frameworks. 1 COLTAN: A BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY In the next few weeks, millions of electronics will be bought from store shelves during the busy holiday shopping season - computers, smart phones, electronic book-readers. Almost every one of the gadgets Canadians purchase will help to extend Africa’s misery. It all is because of a mineral called coltan. Coltan is the industrial name for the black metallic mineral known as columbite-tantalite. Coltan is a critical component in the circuitry of smart phones and other personal electronic devices like DVD players, computers, video game systems, and so forth. The market for coltan, is worth about $2 billion US annually. 80% of the world’s coltan in Africa and specifically Eastern Congo. Eastern Congo has recently been involved in some of the bloodiest and horrific civil conflicts in the world. So far around 7 million people have died (si
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