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Organization Theory & Design for Pre-MSc EBS003A05 .2015-2016.1A Friday, November 6, 2015 13:00 – 16:00 Version I Please put your student ID on the table. Any phone or other electronic device should be put switched off, and is not allowed on the table. Dictionaries are not allowed. During the exam visiting the toilets is not allowed. In the exam hall, food is not permitted. This exam consists of 78 questions. Read them carefully. There is only one correct answer to each question. Results will be communicated within 10 working days (Nestor) GOOD LUCK! QUESTIONS: Divers 1. Which of the following is a criterion use in the lecture to help set apart scientific theories from common sense? a) Explicit b) High quality c) Published d) All of the above Answer: a Source: #1.45 Comment: 2. Please read the following statement carefully: “Constructs as a theory’s principal conceptual building blocks are linked by hypotheses that help to explain how and why they are linked.” This statement is: a) Accurate b) Inaccurate Answer: b Source: #1.49 Comment: 3. Please read the following statement carefully: “A theory is a system of statements that presents a logical, systematic, and coherent explanation of a real-world phenomenon within certain boundaries.” This statement is: a) Accurate b) Inaccurate Answer: A Source: #1.46 Comment: 4. Please read the following two statements relating to Jones’ thoughts on basic dimensions of organizing: (1) Horizontal integration describes the need to integrate different roles and functions in a company. (2) A company having just one IT department that services all of its business units can be seen as an example of functional centralization. For these two statements, please indicate whether …
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Organization Theory and Design November 2015 Version I 2 Chapter 1 5. The internal systems approach to measuring organizational effectiveness evaluates an organization's ability to convert skills and resources efficiently into finished goods and services. a) True b) False Answer: b Source: J38 Comment: 6. Which of the following goals can help management to assess the effectiveness of the organization from an external resource approach point of view?
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