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MGT603 Question # 1 Which statement is CORRECT about strategic-management process?

Select correct option:

It occurs once a year
It is a continuous process
It applies mostly to large business
It applies mostly to small businesses

RF; handout P#1 Strategic management is a on-going process which is in existence through out the life of organization

MGT603 Question # 2 Which of the following period strategic management was considered to be cure for all problems?

Select correct option:

Mid 1950s to mid 1960s
Mid 1960s to mid 1970s
Mid 1970s to mid 1980s
Mid 1980s to mid 1990s

RF; handout P#3 In 1960; s and 70 it was consider to be panacea for problems MGT603 Question # 3 The mission statement answers which of the following Question?

Select correct option:

What is our business? How can we improve ourselves?
What do we want to become?
Who are our stakeholders? RF; (Strategic management Fred R David international edition page#9)

MGT603 Question # 4
Intuition is based on all of the following factors EXCEPT:

Select correct option:

Past experiences
Judgments
Uncertainties
Feelings

RF; handout P#5 Intuition rests on:
  1. Past experiences
  2. Judgment
  3. Feelings

MGT603 Question # 5
Internal analysis involves gathering and analyzing the information about all areas of a firm EXPECT:
Select correct option:
Research and development
Management information system
Marketing
Competitors

MGT603 Question # 6
“A desired future state that the organization attempts to realize”. Identify the term relevant to the given statement.
Select correct option:
Goal
Strategy
Policy
Procedure

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MGT603 Question # 7 Selling includes all of the following marketing activities EXCEPT:
Select correct option:
Advertising
Pricing
Sales promotion
Customer relations

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MGT603 Question # 8
Which of the following is not a pitfall an organization should avoid in strategic planning?
Select correct option:
 Failing to involve key employees in all phases of planning
Involving all managers rather than delegating planning to a planner
Top managers not actively supporting the strategic planning process
Doing strategic planning only to satisfy accreditation or regulatory requirements

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MGT603 Question # 9 Which management function includes breaking tasks into jobs, combining jobs to form departments and delegating authority?
Select correct option:
Motivating
Staffing
Organizing
Planning

RF;
The organizing function of management can be viewed as consisting of three sequential activities: breaking tasks down into jobs (work specialization), combining jobs to form departments (departmentalization), and delegating authority. Breaking tasks down into jobs requires development of job descriptions and job


MGT603 Question # 10
Which category of ratios measures “how effectively a firm can maintain its economic position in the growth of the economy and industry”?
Select correct option:
Liquidity
Leverage
Activity
Growth
RF; Growth ratios measure the firm's ability to maintain its economic position in the growth of the economy and industry.

MGT603 Question # 11 Corporate social policy should be designed and articulated during which phase of strategic management?
Select correct option:
Implementation
Formulation
Evaluation
Management
RF;
Corporate social policy should be designed and articulated during strategy formulation, set and administered during strategy implementation

MGT603 Question # 12 Following are the examples of the sectors that are more technologically oriented EXCEPT:
Select correct option:
Textile
Pharmaceutical
Telecommunications
Beverages


MGT603 Question # 13
For the past four years the ABC Corporation has been planning to expand its operations in order to reach out to the world market. Essentially, the ABC Corporation desires to do what?
Select correct option:
Become an online business
Become a brick-n-mortar business
Embrace globalization
Become a click-n-mortar business


MGT603 Question # 14
Which of the following is the first step in the controlling function of management?
Select correct option:
Take corrective actions
Restrict breaks employees take
Evaluate expense reports
Establish performance standards

MGT603 Question # 15
Which of the following marketing entity is NOT an intermediary?
Select correct option:
Brokers
Agents
Producer
Vendors

MGT603 Question # 16
All of the following fall under Pricing decisions EXCEPT:
Select correct option:
Discounts
Credit terms
Markups
Dealer relations
Rational: dealer relation is including the selling decision

MGT603 Question # 17
Which of the following is best identified as a statement that presents “a firm's big picture statement, describing a desired end-state, general in scope, and not restrictive”?
Select correct option:
Corporate philosophy statement
Company creed
Vision statement
Mission statement

A vision statement is sometimes called a big picture of your company in the future but it’s so much more than that.

MGT603 Question # 18
Which of the following are the five forces that affect the level of competition in an industry?
Select correct option:
Threat of entrants; power of buyers; power of suppliers; threat of substitutes; competitive rivalry
Threat of buyers; power of entry; power of substitutes; threat of suppliers; threat of recession
Threat of recession; power of buyers; power of suppliers; threat of management failure; competitive rivalry
Threat of entry; power of buyers; power of suppliers; threat of substitutes; government action
Five forces -- the bargaining power of customers, the bargaining power of suppliers, the threat of new entrants, and the threat of substitute products -- combine with other variables to influence a fifth force, the level of competition in an industry

 

 

MGT603 Question # 19
Identify the stages of strategic management process in a precise sequence.
Select correct option:
Strategy evaluation, strategy formulation & strategy implementation
Strategy evaluation, strategy implementation & strategy formulation
Strategy formulation, strategy implementation & strategy evaluation
Strategy implementation, strategy evaluation & strategy formulation

  1. Strategy Formulation
  2. Strategy Implementations
  3. Strategy Evaluation


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Which of the following is not a key MGT603 Question that can reveal internal strengths and weaknesses of the marketing department?
Select correct option:
Does the firm have an effective sales organization?
Are markets segmented effectively?
Are the firm’s products and services priced appropriately?
Does the firm have good liquidity?

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MGT603 Question # 21
Which of the following can be the weakness of an organization?
Select correct option:
Price war
Poor location of business
Increased trade barriers
Innovative substitute product

MGT603 Question#22 Developing a vision and a mission statement is important because of the following reasons EXCEPT:

Selectcorrectoption:
Theyareusefulforlargefirmsonly

Theyestablishorganizationalculture

Theyarethebasisforallocatingresources

Theytranslateobjectivesintoworkstructure


MGT603 Question#23 Departmentalization can be done on the basis of many factors EXCEPT:

Selectcorrectoption:
 Functions

Number of employees

Strategic business units

Divisions
The most common forms of departmentalization are functional, divisional, strategic business unit, and matrix.

 

MGT603 Question#24

Assigning rating 3 to an internal factor in IFE matrix indicates what?

Selectcorrectoption:

Major weakness

Minor weakness

Minor strength

Major strength a minor strength (rating 5 - 3),


MGT603 Question#25

Whichofthefollowingcanbeconsideredoneofthefactorsofexternalopportunitiesandthreatsofanorganization?

Selectcorrectoption:
Production/operations

Research&development

Competitivetrends

Managementinformationsystem

External opportunities and external threats refer to economic, social, cultural, demographic, environmental, political, legal, governmental, technological, and competitive trends and events that could significantly benefit or harm an organization in the future.

 

MGT603 Question#26

Ethnicbalanceisaffectedduetowhichofthefollowing?

Selectcorrectoption:
Changeinethnicvalues

Awarenessofethnicnorms

Migrationofthepeopletowardsdifferentareas

Introductionofnewlawsrelatingtoethnicity

ref, Ethnic balance changes due to the migration of the people from different areas to different areas. This affects the ethical behavior very much.


MGT603 Question#27

Buyerscanexercisehighbargainingpowerovertheirsuppliersunderwhichoneofthefollowingconditions?

Selectcorrectoption:
Whentherearemanygoodsubstitutesofrawmaterial

Therearefewbuyersinthemarket

Theyhavefewsupplierstochoosefrom

Thereisahighconcentrationofsuppliers
if vendors are less in the market and the organizations that have to purchase from those vendors are more then the demand for those suppliers will be more as the firms have to purchase from that less suppliers. The reverse is the case if suppliers are more and buyers are less.

MGT603 Question#28

Whichofthefollowinggroupsrepresentsthestakeholdersofacompany?

Selectcorrectoption:
Theownersofthecompany

Thepeoplewhopurchasesthesharesofthecompany

Thepeoplewhohaveaspecialstakeorclaimonthecompany

Arethepeoplewhoareinthemanagementacompany?

Second, a mission statement needs to be broad to effectively reconcile differences among and appeal to an organization's diverse stakeholders, the individuals and groups of persons who have a special stake or claim on the company.

MGT603 Question#29

Inwhichofthefollowingphaseofstrategicmanagement, annualobjectivesareespeciallyimportant?

Selectcorrectoption:

Formulation

Evaluation

Implementation

Management

Strategy implementation requires a firm to establish annual objectives, devise policies, motivating employees and allocate resources so that formulated strategies can be executed.

MGT603 Question#30

Whichofthefollowingarisewhenacompanycantake advantageofconditionsinitsenvironmenttoformulateand implementstrategiesthatenableittobecomemoreprofitable?

Selectcorrectoption:

Strengths

Opportunities

Weaknesses

Threats

MGT603 Question#31 Local,state,andnationalelections,worldoil,currency,andlabormarkets,numberofpatents,specialtariffsaretheexamplesofwhichoneofthe following?

Selectcorrectoption:
Economicforces Social,culturaland,demographicforces

Political,governmental,andlegalforces

Competitiveforces

Some Political, Governmental, and Legal Variables Local, state, and national elections

MGT603 Question#32

Whichgroupwouldbeclassifiedasastakeholder?

Selectcorrectoption:

Communities

Banks

Suppliers

Allofthegivenoptions
Stakeholders include employees; managers; stockholders; boards of directors; customers; suppliers; distributors; creditors; governments (local, state, federal, and foreign); unions; competitors;

MGT603 Question#33

Whichofthefollowingstatementisreferred,Pricefluctuation?

Selectcorrectoption:

Decreaseinprices

Increaseinprices

Fluctuationinthepricesofaparticularcommodity

Fluctuationingeneralpricelevel

Price fluctuation refers to general price fluctuation.



MGT603 Question#34

Whichofthefollowingistheprocessofinfluencingpeopleto accomplishspecificobjectives?

Selectcorrectoption:

Staffing

Motivating

Controlling

Organizing

Motivating ,Influencing people to accomplish specific objectives

MGT603 Question#35

DefensivestrategiesincludeallofthefollowingEXCEPT:

Selectcorrectoption:

Retrenchment

Acquisition

Divestiture

Liquidation

Defensive Strategies In addition to integrative, intensive, and diversification strategies, organizations also could pursue retrenchment, divestiture, or liquidation.


MGT603 Question#36

Effectivemissionstatementsdon’thaveoneofthefollowing features:

Selectcorrectoption:
Generaterangeoffeasiblestrategicalternatives

Reconcileinterestsamongdiversestakeholders

Whatdoesthefirmwanttobecome

Providecriteriaforselectingstrategies

Page #17 under the head of Effective mission statements should b

MGT603 Question#37

Whatisthefirststepinthecomprehensivestrategic-managementmodel?

Selectcorrectoption:
Performingexternalaudits

Developingvisionandmissionstatements

Performinginternalaudits

Measuringandevaluatingperformance
Page #29 under the head of Comprehensivestrategic-managementmodel

MGT603 Question#38

Differenttypesofconsumersarecreatedduetonewtrends, whichinturnrequirewhichtypeofproducts?

Selectcorrectoption:
Differentproducts

Differentservices

Differentstrategies

Allofthegivenoptions


MGT603 Question#39

Asystemofseveralritesconnectedwithasingleoccasionor eventisknownas:

Selectcorrectoption:
Myth

Ceremonial

Saga

Legend
Ceremonial A system of several rites connected with a single occasion or even

MGT603 Question#40

In Competitive Profile Matrixtherating 4 indicates what?

Selectcorrectoption:
Major weakness

  Majors trength

Minor strength

Minor weakness

ref. or a major strength (rating 5 ,4)

 

MGT603 Question # 41
Which of the following environment includes all those factors which affect the organization and itself affected by the organization?

Select correct option:

External environment
Social environment
Task environment
Internal environment
Task environment includes all those factors which affect the organization and itself affected by the organization MGT603 Question # 42
Of the following, which one would NOT be considered one of the components of a mission statement?

Select correct option:

The target market for XYZ is oil and gas producers as well as producers of chemicals

XYZ shall hire only those individuals who have with sufficient educational levels so as to be of benefit to our customers

The customers of XYZ shall include global and local consumers of gas and oil products and domestic users of nontoxic chemicals

The technologies utilized by XYZ shall focus upon development of alternative sources of gas and oil so as to remain competitive within the industry

MGT603 Question # 43
Which of the followings deals with the management of inputs, transformations and outputs that vary across industries and markets?

Select correct option:

Marketing

Finance

Operation

Distribution

ref. Production/operations management deals with inputs, transformations, and outputs that vary across industries and markets.

 

MGT603 Question # 44

Which of the following statement applies to Vision Statement?

Select correct option:

Describes the purpose of existence of an organization
Identify the customers of the organization The key measure or measures of the organization’s success Depict the values of an organization

MGT603 Question # 45
Which of the following is NOT included in the strategic management model?

Select correct option:

Measure and evaluate performance.
Perform internal research to identify customers.
Establish long-term objectives.
Develop mission and vision statements.

MGT603 Question # 46

What is the range for a firm’s total weighted score in an External Factor Evaluation Matrix?

Select correct option:

0 to 5

0 to 4

1 to 5

1 to 4

ref. total weighted score for the organization, Highest possible weighted score for the organization is 4.0; the lowest, 1.0. Average = 2.5

 

MGT603 Question # 47

All of the following are the broad categories of External forces EXCEPT:

Select correct option:

Economic forces

Socioeconomic forces

Technological forces

Competitive forces

ref. External forces can be divided into five broad categories: Economic forces; Social, cultural, demographic, and environmental forces; Political, governmental, and legal forces; Technological forces; and Competitive forces.

MGT603 Question # 48

Which of the following statements is NOT correct about a mission statement?

Select correct option:

It contains the definition of the company's business
It is called the picture


MGT603 Question # 49
Which one of the followings best describes this statement; “The conditions that a company must satisfy in order to be able to enter an industry”?
Select correct option:
Economies of scale
Barriers to entry
Differentiation
Competitive environment
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MGT603 Question # 50
Which one of the following area can be the weakness of a firm?

Select correct option:

Changing lifestyle

High oil prices

Ineffective Marketing

Increasing pollution

ref. can allow an organization to avoid substantial losses by revealing weak products and ineffective marketing approaches before large-scale production begins.

MGT603 Question # 51

A planned activity aimed at discovery of new knowledge with the hope of developing new or improved products and services and translation of its findings into a plan or design of new or improved products and services is known as:

Select correct option: Marketing

Research and development

Production Management

information system

 

MGT603 Question # 52

Non-financial benefits of strategic management includes all of the following EXCEPT:
 Select correct option: Better awareness of external threats
Enhanced awareness of threats
Reduced resistance to change
Increase in sales

Non-Financial benefits: Increased employee productivity Improved understanding of competitors’ strategies Greater awareness of external threats Understanding of performance reward relationships Better problem-avoidance Lesser resistance to change

 

MGT603 Question # 53

Which one of the following is NOT a basic mission of a competitive intelligence program?
Select correct option:
To provide a general understanding of an industry
To provide a general understanding of a company’s competitors
To identify industry executives who could be hired by the firm
To identify potential moves a competitor might make that would endanger a firm
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MGT603 Question # 54

In adapting to change an organization must monitor which of the following?

Select correct option:

Ongoing processes

Internal and external events

Timely changes

All of the given options

Adapting to change Organizational survival depends on: Continuous monitoring of internal and external facto Well-timed changes Effective adaptation calls for a long-run focus Incremental rise in degree of change

MGT603 Question # 55

Which of these is the allocation and reallocation of capital and resources to projects, products, assets and divisions of an organization? Select correct option:

Investment decision

Financing decisions

Restructuring decisions

Strategic decision

The investment decision, also called capital budgeting, is the allocation and reallocation of capital and resources to projects, products, assets, and divisions of an organization.

MGT603 Question # 56
Assessment of competitive rivalry does NOT include an understanding of which of the following?
Select correct option:
Mergers and acquisition in industry
Market growth rates
Exit barriers and operational efficiency of competitor
The management structure of an organization

MGT603 Question # 57

Which one of the following dimensions is NOT a recommended component of a mission statement?

Select correct option:

Self-concept

Markets

Strategies

Customers

ref. Components of a Mission Statement 1. Customers: 2. Products or services: 3. Markets: 4. Technology: 5. Concern for survival, growth, and profitability: 6. Philosophy: 7. Self-concept: 8. Concern for public image: 9. Concern for employees:

MGT603 Question # 58

Rehman industries are analyzing the technological forces for the firm which may provide it opportunities and threats for which of the following stage/s of strategic management process?

Select correct option:

Strategy formulation

Strategy implementation

Strategy evaluation

All of the given options

ref.Technological forces represent major opportunities and threats that must be considered in formulating strategies.

 

MGT603 Question # 59
The organizations that conduct business operations across national borders are known as which of the following?

Select correct option:
Domestic firms
Multinational corporations
Parent companies
Franchises

MGT603 Question # 60

“A Good mission statement identifies the utility of a firm's products to its customers”;

which of the following represents this statement?
Select Correct option:
Organization’s philosophy
Customer orientation
Social policy
Declaration of attitude
ref. A Customer Orientation, Good mission statements identify the utility of a firm's products to its customers.

MGT603 Question # 61

During which stage of strategic management, firm’s specific internal strengths and weaknesses are determined?
Select correct option:
Formulation
Implementation
Evaluation
Feedback
RF; (Strategic management Fred R David international edition page#14)

 

MGT603 Question # 62
All of the following are included in the five functions of the management process EXCEPT:
Select correct option:

Planning
Organizing
Leading
Delegating
ref. Planning
Organizing
Leading

Controlling


MGT603 Question # 63
Which of the following step in the strategic development process involves mobilizing employees and managers to put strategies into action?
Select correct option:
Formulating strategy
Strategy evaluation
Implementing strategy
Strategy planning
Strategy implementation is often called the action stage of strategic management. Implementing means mobilizing employees and managers in order to put formulated strategies into action. It is often considered to be most difficult stage of strategic management. It requires personal discipline, commitment and

MGT603 Question # 64
Which of the following are the factors that concern the nature and direction of the economy in which a firm operates?
Select correct option:
Technological
Ecological
Social
Economic

MGT603 Question # 65
Political variables have a significant effect on which one of the following?
Select correct option:
Formulation and implementation of strategy
Formulation and Evaluation of a strategy
Implementation and evaluation of a strategy
Formulation, implementation and evaluation of a strategy

ref. The increasing global interdependence among economies, markets, governments, and organizations makes it imperative that firms consider the possible impact of political variables on the formulation and implementation of competitive strategies.


MGT603 Question #66
Which one variable falls under the category of the Social, Cultural, Demographic, and Environmental Variable?
Select correct option:
Propensity of people to spend
Buying habits Level of disposable income
Income differences by region
ref. Trust in government Attitudes toward government Attitudes toward work Buying habits Ethical concerns Attitudes toward saving Sex roles Attitudes toward investing

MGT603 Question #67
Which of the following statement is TRUE about a Vision statement of a company? Select correct option:
It concentrates on future
It defines the customers
It identify critical processes
It informs about the desired level of performance
ref. A vision statement is sometimes called a picture of your company in the future but it’s so much more than that.

 

MGT603 Question #68
All of the following statements are true about a firm’s mission statement EXPECT:
Select correct option:

A mission statement does not directly contribute positively to financial performance.
 A mission statement directly contributes positively to financial performance.
A mission statement should not provide useful criteria for selecting among alternative strategies.
Primary reason to develop a mission statement is not to attract the customers
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A business mission should provide useful criteria for selecting among alternative strategies. A clear mission statement provides a dynamic in orientation, allowing judgments about the most promising growth directions and those considered less promising.

 

MGT603 Question #69
Which of the following is NOT a component of external environment analysis?
Select correct option:
Customer satisfaction feedback
Global impacts
Legal issues within the industry
Competitive position of rival companies

MGT603 Question #70
The general conditions for competition that influence business firms, which provide similar products and services is known:
Select correct option:
Remote environment
International environment
External environment
Industry environment

MGT603 Question #71

Which of the following is the best example for achieving long-term objectives?
Select correct option:
Strengths
Strategies
Policies
Opportunities

to design strategies to achieve long-term objectives, and to develop policies to achieve annual objectives. MGT603 Question #72 Which type of trend can be exemplified by the increase in average level of education in a society?

Select correct option:

Social
Economic
Cultural
Technological

Key Social, Cultural, Demographic, and Environmental Variables • Attitudes toward investing • Racial equality • Use of birth control • Average level of education

MGT603 Question # 73
Principles of conduct that guide decision-making are known as: Select correct option:
Human rights
Business ethics
The constitution
Social responsibility

Business ethics can be defined as principles of conduct within organizations that guide decision making and behavior. MGT603 Question # 74
Various job titles of a strategist may includes all of the following EXCEPT:

Select correct option:

Owner
Foreman
Chancellor
Chief executive officer

MGT603 Question # 75
Where an organization takes into account the effect of its strategic decisions on the society, the firm is taking care of which of these?

Select correct option:
Corporate governance
Business policy
Business ethics
Social policy

The words social policy embrace managerial philosophy and thinking at the highest levels of an organization. For this reason, social policy affects the development of a business mission statement. Social issues mandate that strategists consider not only what the organization owes its various stakeholders but also what responsibilities the firm has to consumers, environmentalists, minorities, communities, and other groups.

MGT603 Question # 78
Which of the following can be best described as short-term in nature?

Select correct option:

Mission statements
Annual objectives
Strategies
Vision statement

Annual objectives are short-term milestones that organizations must achieve to reach long-term objectives

MGT603 Question # 79
Which of the following are developed in strategyimplementation phase of strategic management?

Select correct option:

Vision and mission
Annual objectives
Strengths and weaknesses
Opportunities and threats

Strategy implementation requires a firm to establish annual objectives, devise policies, motivating employees and allocate resources so that formulated strategies can be executed. MGT603 Question # 80
The social factors that affect a firm involve all of the following EXCEPT:

Select correct option:
Attitudes of people in the external environment
Lifestyles of people
Per capita income
Values and beliefs of persons outside the firm

MGT603 Question # 81
Which of the following is NOT included in the strategic management model?

Select correct option:

Measure and evaluate performance.
Perform internal research to identify customers.
Establish long-term objectives.
Develop mission and vision statements.

P#49 demonstrate the strategic management model

MGT603 Question # 82
Which of the following is not a strategy-implementation activity?

Select correct option:

Long term goals and objectives
Developing strategy supportive culture
Redirecting marketing efforts
Developing and utilizing information system

MGT603 Question # 83
All of these are pitfalls an organization should avoid in strategic planning EXCEPT:

Select correct option:
Using plans as a standard for measuring performance.
Using strategic planning to gain control over decisions and resources
Failing to involve key employees in all phases of planning
Being so formal in planning that flexibility and creativity are stifled

1. Using strategic planning to gain control over decisions and resources 2. Doing strategic planning only to satisfy accreditation or regulatory requirements 3. Too hastily moving from mission development to strategy formulation 4. Failing to communicate the plan to employees, who continue working in the dark 5. Top managers making many intuitive decisions that conflict with the formal plan 6. Top managers not actively supporting the strategic-planning process 7. Failing to use plans as a standard for measuring performance 8. Delegating planning to a "planner" rather than involving all managers 9. Failing to involve key employees in all phases of planning 10. Failing to create a collaborative climate supportive of change 11. Viewing planning to be unnecessary or unimportant 12. Becoming so engrossed in current problems that insufficient or no planning is done 13. Being so formal in planning that flexibility and creativity are stifled.
MGT603 Question # 84
For industries and firms that depend heavily on government contracts or subsidies, political forecasts can be the most important part of an external audit. Test marketing is commonly applied by which of the following companies? Select correct option: Industrial goods companies Consumer goods companies Public sector companies Private sector companies

Test marketing is used more frequently by consumer goods companies than by industrial goods companies

MGT603 Question # 85
Which of the following identified that “strategic management encourages forward thinking, favorable attitudes towards change and discipline to the management of business”?

Select correct option:

Greeley
Greenly
Greenley
Greenwich Greenly stated that strategic management offers the following benefits: 1. It allows for identification, prioritization, and exploitation of opportunities. 2. It provides an objective view of management problems. 3. It represents a framework for improved coordination and control of activities. 4. It minimizes the effects of adverse conditions and changes.

MGT603 Question # 86
During which stage of strategic management, firm’s specific internal strengths and weaknesses are determined?

Select correct option:

Formulation
Implementation
Evaluation
Feedback
MGT603 Question # 87
Which statement is CORRECT about strategic-management process?
Select correct option:

It occurs once a year
It is a continuous process
It applies mostly to large business
It applies mostly to small businesses


MGT603 Question # 89
Which of the following is the first step in the controlling function of management?

Select correct option:

Take corrective actions
Restrict breaks employees take
Evaluate expense reports
Establish performance standards

Controlling consists of four basic steps: 1. Establishing performance standards 2. Measuring individual and organizational performance 3. Comparing actual performance to planned performance standards 4. Taking corrective actions MGT603 Question #90
What marketing function includes test marketing?

Select correct option: selling products/services
pricing
customer analysis
product/service planning
Product and Service Planning Product and service planning includes activities such as test marketing;

MGT603 Question #91
Opportunity analysis is one of the basic functions of :

Select correct option: Marketing
Management
Computer information systems
Production/operations

Marketing: Marketing can be described as the process of defining, anticipating, creating, and fulfilling customers’ needs and wants for products and services. There are seven basic functions of marketing: (1) Customer analysis, (2) Selling products/services, (3) Product and service planning, (4) Pricing, (5) Distribution, (6) Marketing research, and (7) Opportunity analysis.

MGT603 Question #92
Which component of a mission statement addresses the firm’s distinctive competence or major competitive advantage?

Select correct option:
Technology
Philosophy
Customers
Self-concept

Components and corresponding MGT603 Questions that a mission statement should answer are given here. Self-concept: What is the firm’s distinctive competence or major competitive advantage?

MGT603 Question #93
Which of the following are the guidelines of decision making?

Select correct option Laws
Rules
Polices
Goals Broadly defined, policy refers to specific guidelines, methods, procedures, rules, forms, and administrative practices established to support and encourage work toward stated goals.

MGT603 Question #94
Which of the following best describes this statement; “a Systematic and ethical process for gathering and analyzing information about the competition’s activities and general business trends to further a business’ own goals”?

Select correct option

External assessment
Industry analysis
Competitive intelligence program
Business ethics

Competitive Intelligence Programs Systematic and ethical process for gathering and analyzing information about the competition’s activities and general business trends to further a business’ own goals.

MGT603 Question #95
Choose the economic variable from the list.

Select correct option Attitudes toward business
Attitudes toward product quality
Population changes by race
Stock market trends

Key Economic Variables to Be Monitored • Unemployment trends • Worker productivity levels • Value of the dollar in world markets • Stock market trends • Foreign countries' economic conditions

MGT603 Question # 96
In the process of developing a mission statement, which of the following is CORRECT?

Select correct option:

To involve as few managers as possible
To involve as many managers as possible
To involve upper-level management only
To involve the board of directors only

The Process of Developing a Mission Statement

·A clear mission is needed before alternative strategies can be formulated and implemented.

·Mission is important to have as broad a range of participation as possible among managers in developing the mission.


MGT603 Question # 97
What refers to a strategy of seeking ownership of or increased control over a firm’s competitors?

Select correct option:

Conglomerate diversification
Backward integration
Horizontal integration
Concentric diversification

Allow a firm to gain control over:

Distributors (forward integration)

Suppliers (backward integration)

Competitors (horizontal integration)

 


MGT603 Question # 98

Which of the following is the greatest advantage of international operations?

Select correct option:

Reduced tariffs and taxes
Access to global business practices
Gaining new customers
Less-intense competition

 

 

MGT603 Question # 99

All of the specified approaches could be used to determine R&D budget allocation EXCEPT:

Select correct option:

Financing as many projects as possible

Using percentage-of-sales method

Budgeting irrelative to competitors

Deciding how many successful new products are needed

Four approaches to determining R&D budget allocations commonly are used:

(1) Financing as many project proposals as possible,

(2) Using a percentage-of-sales method,

(3) Budgeting about the same amount that competitors spend for R&D, or

(4) Deciding how many successful new products are needed and working backward to estimate therequired R&D investment.

 

 

 

MGT603 Question # 100

Financial ratios are helpful in analyzing the relationship among which of the following?

Select correct option:

All assets and liabilities

Profits and costs

All functional areas of business

Sales and profitability

Ref: Page no. 51 Financial ratio analysis exemplifies the complexity of relationships among the functional areas of business.

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