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St. Leo MBA 505 FinalExam




Question;MBA 540 Final Exam;1.(10 pts.) Discuss how;organizational architecture and corporate culture are related. Use an example;of a real-life firm and discuss how its corporate culture blends with its;organizational architecture.;2. (10 pts.) Billy Riggan is in;charge of all technical developments at Always Round Tire. He makes all the;choices concerning product innovations in the company. He finds that he is;overworked and that several of his research scientists seem to be spending work;hours playing tennis. What is going on?;3. (10 pts.) Always Round Tire;tries to base its promotions on seniority (where education and training;requirements are not necessary). The company finds that this system seems to;work most of the time with shop floor supervisors and team managers. But the;system breaks down for higher-level positions. Why?;4. (10 pts.)Economists believe the free rider problem is;very important in complex business organizational structures. Still, businesses;continue to build teams to solve problems or to deliver products to consumers.;Often special rewards or bonuses are provided to the team rather than to the;individuals on the team. Write a brief essay that either defends the;economists' concern or explain why economists are wrong on this issue.;5. (10 pts.) Many;firms today use 360-degree performance evaluations. Make a case for this type;ofevaluation based on the informativeness;principle. What problems may be encountered from implementation of such a;system?;6. (10 pts.) Reflecting on what you have learned in this;course, discuss the relevance of Responsible Stewardship in the context of;economic analysis and organizational architecture.


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