STW FINAL EXAM

STW FINAL EXAM - STRATEGY, TECHNOLOGY AND WAR FINAL EXAM 1)...

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1) What are the 5 parts of a complex organization? a. Support Staff b. Middle Line c. Strategic Apex d. Technostructure e. Operating Corps 2) Summarize the Contingency Theory of Organizations. Each of the 4 parts of the Anderson Diamond (Strategy, Technology, Organization, People) are contingent upon each other, and therefore a change in one part demands accommodation by the others. 3) Name 2 distinctive features of disruptive technologies. a. At first they cost more and perform worse b. They rapidly improve performance over time 4) Name 3 ways to lower the amount of information processing (IP) in an organization. a. Increase Slack b. Self-Contained Tasks c. Change Strategy 5) Name 2 ways to increase IP in an organization. a. Increase Vertical Bandwidth b. Increase Horizontal Bandwidth. 6) Draw a Value Chain for US National Security. 7) Rules of Engagement are norms/standards followed by military units as to when they can fire on an enemy. In terms of organizational decision theories do these rules increase or decrease IP? They increase IP as more information must be collected by the technostructure and more summarization must be passed up the middle line to the strategic apex. 8)
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2008 for the course PLSC 172 taught by Professor Paulbracken during the Fall '06 term at Yale.

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