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Question;MBA 540 Final ExamMBA 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.1.;(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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