Managing Organizational Environments Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is a relevant aspect of the population ecology paradigm?

Question 2 2. Why does legitimation cause a decline in the costs of resource and development?

Question 3 3. Why doesn't a resource dependent company have full control of their future?

Question 4 4. Ted owns a small company that designs expensive furniture with gold and platinum elements. He is trying to minimize the impact of the spikes and slumps in the availability of gold and platinum. What is this an example of?

Question 5 5. Jack owns a company that produces high-quality cakes. His consultant is focused on the relationship between organizations and the resources they need to operate. Which school does this MOST conform to?

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Question 6 6. Maria owns a flower shop. Which of the following is an example of a change in the abundance of resources as an influencing factor?

Question 7 7. Katarina is a corporate analyst. She is observing the impact of rising taxes on the company's revenue. She has determined that the level of inflation may have also contributed, but she did not observe it in her model. What is the dependent variable of the model?

Question 8 8. Which of the following BEST defines the relationship between independent and dependent variables?

Question 9 9. How does operations research aim to understand management's decision-making?

Question 10 10. Lily is the CEO of a large manufacturing company. She plans to use operations management to improve her productivity. How will this help her achieve her goals?

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Question 11 11. Jamie is the CEO of a start-up company. He is trying to better motivate his employees and ensure their loyalty to organizational goals. Which of the following would help ensure his goals?

Question 12 12. Eve wants to ensure that her organization is more flexible to changes in the environment. New technological trends will wipe out her company if she doesn't work to enact meaningful changes within the company. Which aspect is MOST relevant to her goals?

Question 13 13. Sarah is a manager who follows the contingency approach to management. She measures the motivation of her employees through the least preferred co-worker (LPC) scale. Which of the following employees is MOST motivated and why?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is a general dimension of octants one through eight?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is an example where a negative feedback loop should be used?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following systems is MOST independent from changes in the environment?

Question 17 17. Ana is a consultant that is focused on the resource dependent paradigm. Which theory also focuses on resources?

Question 18 18. Xander owns a large manufacturing company. Most of his production is currently in Michigan. He is thinking of moving these plants to Mexico to lower manufacturing costs. He is also considering which of these processes will remain in-house. Which decision-making tool would be MOST beneficial in such a scenario?

Question 19 19. Jim is a team manager for a large company. He has clearly set out the vision for his team, but the key goals remain a secret. He tries to provide timely feedback for his employees and wants these goals to be ambitious. What could be done to increase employee motivation?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is a requirement of Locke's Goal-Setting Theory?

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Question 21 21. Which approach to management is centered around a system as a collection of parts brought together to accomplish some end goal or objective?

Question 22 22. Kate owns a large e-commerce. A small segment of her company is focused on quality control and the continued improvement of processes within the company. This segment of her company, from the point of view of the system's management theory, is a(n) _____.

Question 23 23. Which of the following is a relevant aspect of the systems approach?

Question 24 24. Stacy is the CEO of a large company. She prefers to rely on mathematical models and numerical performance data to make her decisions. This is an example of the _____ approach to management.

Question 25 25. Mark believes that it is impossible for the environment of his company to prosper without the environment of his top competitor suffering some damages. This belief conforms MOST to the _____.

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Question 26 26. What is the contingency theory?

Question 27 27. Why do companies mostly use the same system throughout the world?

Question 28 28. Which is not one of the situations identified in the theory?

Question 29 29. Who introduced the resource dependent paradigm?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is not a system?

Managing Organizational Environments Chapter Exam Instructions

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