Midterm Summer 2019 Make-up.docx

Midterm Summer 2019 Make-up.docx - Midterm Exam GB 410...

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Midterm Exam GB 410, Ledoux Section EB1 Name: ______________________________________________________________________ Part I: multiple-choice (45 points in total) Please answer the following questions by highlighting the best answer provided (3 points each) 1.All of the following are segments of the general environment except a.Externalb.Economicc.Technologicald.Politicale.Sociocultural 2.It is believed that tablet computers are in the decline stage of the industry life cycle. Therefore, firms in this industry should employ which of the generic strategies? 3.According to the VRIO model, resources and capabilities ___________________________.
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4.Boxwell Funeral Directors has hired a consultant to analyze the secondaryactivities in their value chain. Which of the following is notan activity the consultant will analyze? 5.According to Porter’s Five Forces model, the power of buyers is higher when: a.Buyers can forward integrate b.Product differentiation is highc.Switching costs are highd.Buyers can backward integratee.None of the above 6.When mergers and acquisitions are undertaken in the pursuit of synergy, which of the following relationships describes the beliefs that guide managers? Let A and B represent the firms involved.
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