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5 Matching questions

  1. organizational opportunities, (Organizational opportunities are environmental factors that the organization may exploit for competitive advantage.)
  2. Valence
  3. geocentric, (Geocentric managers accept that there are differences and similarities between home and foreign personnel and practices and that they should use whatever techniques are most effective.)
  4. planning, (Planning is defined as setting goals and deciding how to achieve them)
  5. job specification
  1. a Setting goals and deciding how to achieve them is called
  2. b This document describes the minimum qualifications a person must have to perform a job successfully
  3. c According to Expectancy Theory, motivation is a function of expectancy, instrumentality, and
  4. d Environmental factors that the organization may exploit for a competitive advantage are known as
  5. e __________ managers accept that there are differences and similarities between home and foreign personnel and practices and that they should use whatever techniques are most effective.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Carla talked with Maddie after their task force meeting, and they discovered that neither of them had been in favor of dropping some items from next year's budget, yet neither spoke up. Both wanted to be supportive of the group instead. This is an example of
  2. Having just spent $1500 for a new engine for his old car, Raimundo now learns his transmission needs to be replaced. Raimundo decides to junk the car now, rather than repair it. Raimundo has avoided the __________ bias.
  3. The statement which expresses the purpose of an organization is called a(n)
  4. There are three levels of planning. Their order, from first to last, is
  5. ______ skills consist of the job-specific knowledge needed to perform well in a specialized field.

5 True/False questions

  1. The BCG matrix, (In general, the BCG matrix suggests that an organization will do better in fast-growing markets in which it has a high market share rather in slow-growing markets in which it has a low market share. These concepts are illustrated in Figure 6.4)Which of the following strategy tools suggests that an organization will do better in fast-growing markets in which it has a high market share rather than in slow-growing markets in which it has a low market share?

          

  2. uncertainty avoidance, (The Hofstede model of four cultural dimensions identified four dimensions along which national cultures can be placed: (1) individualism/collectivism, (2) power distance, (3) uncertainty avoidance, and (4) masculinity/femininity.)Standards of right and wrong that influence behavior are known as

          

  3. organizing, (Organizing is defined as arranging tasks, people, and other resources to accomplish the work)Setting goals and deciding how to achieve them is called

          

  4. Deeper commitment to the decision, (Advantages of group decision making include (1) greater pool of knowledge, (2) different perspectives, (3) intellectual stimulation, (4) better understanding of decision rationale, (5) deeper commitment to the decision)Standards of right and wrong that influence behavior are known as

          

  5. cost leadership, differentiation, cost focus, and focused differentiation, (Porter's four competitive strategies (also called four generic strategies) are (1) cost leadership, (2) differentiation, (3) cost-focus, and (4) focused-differentiation)Porter's competitive strategies include

          

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