MGT1FOM_Sem2_2009_PracticeExam2

MGT1FOM_Sem2_2009_PracticeExam2 - LA TROBE UNIVERSITY...

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LA TROBE UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF LAW AND MANAGEMENT SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT MGT1FOM – FOUNDATIONS OF MANAGEMENT PRACTICE EXAMINATION #2, SEMESTER 2, 2009 PART A (10 marks) Students should answer all twenty (20) multiple choice questions. Each question is worth 0.5 marks. 1. Some companies provide grants to produce programs on TV that are directly related to their type of business. Although no advertising occurs, these companies receive credits at the beginning and end of the program. This is an example of which of the following responses to social demands? a. defensive b. obstructive c. accommodative d. proactive e. complementary 2. Maintaining information links is an activity consistent with the ____ role of managers. a. leader b. spokesperson c. figurehead d. monitor e. liaison
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3 3. Charismatic leaders are often ____ than transactional leaders. a. less emotional b. more predictable c. less predictable d. more directive e. none of the above 4. Which of the following is not one of Porter’s competitive forces? a. differentiation b. bargaining power of buyers c. bargaining power of suppliers d. threat of substitute products e. potential new entrants 5. The removal of an unpleasant consequence following a desired behaviour is referred to as: a. avoidance learning b. punishment c. positive reinforcement d. extinction e. inefficient management 6. A leader who delegates authority to others, encourages participation and relies on expert and referent power to manager their followers is said to be a: a. transaction leader b. democratic leader c. autocratic leader d. transformational leader e. leader of the pack 7. Organisational development can help managers address problems such as mergers and acquisitions, conflict management and ____. a. cultural changes b. force field analysis
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4 c. organisational productivity d. organisational decline and revitalisation e. none of the above 8. Advantages of the matrix structure include: a. it increases employee participation b. it makes efficient use of human resources c. it works well in a changing environment d. it develops both general and specialist management skills e. all of the above 9. Which of these is a narrative based on true events that is repeated frequently and shared by organisational employees? a. symbol b. slogan c. story d. hero e. culture 10. ____ forces refer to those aspects of a culture that guide and influence relationships among people. a.
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