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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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