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Chapter 1 1 Suppose an organization is loosing customers. Management has discovered so far that one possible cause is changing customer demands. In which of the blocks of Jones’ value creation cycle would you locate this reason? a) III b) IV c) I 2 According to Jones, one of the reasons why organizations exist is to increase the division of labor. a) True b) False 3 Reducing transaction costs is one of the reasons Jones mentions for the existence of organizations. This means that the organization is an answer to the problem of incessant discussions that would otherwise arise about what everyone’s contribution to the project will be, and what everyone will receive for this contribution. a) True b) False 4 Jones compares the fate of computer manufaturers Apple and Dell. He describes for instance that Steve Jobs, one of the Apple founders, did not intend to put much effort into daily affairs at Apple. In terms of the Competing Values framework, in which quadrant Jobs’s interest was least likely to be found? a) I b) II c) III d) IV Chapter 2 5 According to Jones top managers have a responsibility to the well being of employees, as much as to the investments of shareholders. OUTPUT 1
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a) True b) False 6 Managers should learn to divide the earnings of a firm across the various stakeholders in a fair and responsible manner, without favouring particular stakeholders on the basis of for instance friendship ties. Which model of ethics would urge a manager to act in this manner? a) Moral rights model b) Justice model c) Utilitarian model Chapter 3 7 According to Jones, technological develoments are part of the direct environment. a) True b) False 8 When in organization theory one studies the environment of organizations, which of the following variables is the most important variable from the perspective of management decision making? a) Dynamism b) Richness c) Uncertainty d) IN the end all variabels are of equal importance. Chapter 4 and some Mintzberg 9 An organization grows considerably, the owner feels she can’t oversee things anymore and besides that it’s getting a bit too much. She decides to appoint an assistant, who takes over a great deal of the decision making and supervising. This is an illustration of: I) Vertical differentiation II) Horizontal differentiation III) Decentralization a) I) b) I) and II) c) I) and II) and III) d) I and III) 10 An organization grows considerably, the owner feels she can’t oversee things anymore and besides that it’s getting a bit too much. She decides to appoint an assistant, who takes over a great deal of the decision making and supervising. This is an illustration of a strengthening of the use of the coordinating mechanism direct supervision. a) True b) False 11 An organization grows considerably, the owner feels she can’t oversee things anymore and besides that it’s getting a bit too much. She decides to appoint an assistant, who takes over a great deal of the decision making and supervising.
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