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UOP STR581 week 3 knowledge check quiz




Question;1.The structure of a simple organizationHintA.limits the owner's(s') controlB.maximizes the owner's(s') controlC.minimizes the owner's(s') controlD.slightly increases the owner's(s') control2.This structure is one in which a set of relatively autonomous units are governed by a central corporate office but where each operation has its own functional specialists who provide products or services that are different from those of other operations.HintA.Divisional organizational structureB.Matrix organizational structureC.Functional organizational structureD.Product-team structure3.This type of organizational structure combines the advantages of functional specialization with the advantages of product-project specialization.HintA.Specialization businessB.Product-team structureC.Divisional organizationD.Matrix structure.Twenty-first-century corporations reflectHintA.interdependencyB.the top-down approachC.structured interactionD.internal focus6.This type of organization or structure is one that identifies a set of business capabilities central to high-profitability operations and then builds a virtual organization around those capabilities.HintA.Modular organizationB.Agile organizationC.Virtual structureD.Ambidextrous organization7.These are arrangements between two or more companies in which they both contribute capabilities, resources, or expertise to a joint undertaking, usually with an identity of its own, with each firm giving up overall control in return for the potential to participate in and benefit from the relationship.HintA.Joint venturesB.Strategic alliancesC.Outsourcing agreementsD.Contractual diversification8.This is an organization structure most notable for its lack of structure wherein knowledge and getting it to the right place quickly is the key reason for the organization.HintA.Modular organizationB.Joint ventureC.Learning organizationD.Ambidextrous organization9.One of the limitations of the SWOT analysis is that it can beHintA.staticB.dynamicC.simpleD.complex10.One of the limitations of SWOT analysis is that it can do this to a single strength or element of strategy.HintA.UnderemphasizeB.OveremphasizeC.MisrepresentD.Rationalize11.Value chain analysis takes aHintA.process point of viewB.functional point of viewC.horizontal point of viewD.corporate point of view12.Which of the following is an example of a primary activity in the typical firm?HintA.Human resources managementB.Research, technology and systems developmentC.General administrationD.Logistics13.In VCA, which method of cost accounting is preferred?HintA.Activity-based cost accountingB.Value-based cost accountingC.Traditional cost accountingD.Financial cost accounting14.This is an internal analysis technique wherein strategists examine customers? needs, company offerings, and competitors? offerings to more clearly articulate what their company?s competitive advantage is and how it differs from those of competitors.HintA.Resource-based viewB.Three circles analysisC.SWOT analysisD.Value chain analysis15.The first step of this type of analysis involves a firm determining what their customers value and why they value it.HintA.Three circles analysisB.Value chain analysisC.Resource-based viewD.SWOT analysis16.Once a hypothesis about competitive advantage has been developed by a firm through three circles analysis, it should be tested byHintA.conducting a value chain analysisB.asking a panel of expertsC.asking customersD.asking the Board of Directors17.This is a method of comparing the way a company performs a specific activity with a competitor, potential competitor, or company doing the same thing.HintA.BenchmarkingB.ImitatingC.Value chain analysisD.Vertical integration18.Companies committed to this process attempt to isolate and identify where their costs or outcomes are out of line with what they identify as the best practices of competitors or other companies or organizations that undertake similar tasks.HintA.ImitatingB.Vertical integrationC.BenchmarkingD.DisaggregatingNext ?Next ?


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