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Chapter 2—EVOLUTION OF MANAGEMENT THOUGHT TRUE/FALSE 1. The Family and Medical Leave Act was passed in 1993, changing the way managers must administer their leave policies. This law is an example of an economic influence on the evolution of management thought. ANS: F DIF: E OBJ: 1 2. The ethnic, racial, and gender composition of today's workforce is becoming increasingly homogenous. ANS: F DIF: E OBJ: 1 3. Environmental factors which influence management thought include economic, political, social, technical, and global factors. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 1 4. CAD, CAM, and FMS are factors that exemplify global influences on management thought. ANS: F DIF: E OBJ: 1 5. Technological factors that influence management thought involve advances and refinements in any of the devices used in conjunction with conducting business. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 1 6. Political factors that influence management thought involve the availability, production, and distribution of resources within a society. ANS: F DIF: E OBJ: 1 7. The behavioral perspective is the oldest formal viewpoint of management. ANS: F DIF: E OBJ: 2 8. The behavioral perspective has its roots in the management experiences that occurred in the rapidly expanding manufacturing environment that typified U.S. and European industrialization. ANS: F DIF: E OBJ: 2 9. The contingency perspective was developed at the time of, and as a result of, the industrial revolution in the United States and Europe. ANS: F DIF: E OBJ: 2 10. Scientific management focuses on the productivity of the individual worker. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 3 28
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11. Frederick Winslow Taylor, using Scientific Management, believed that money was the way to motivate workers to their fullest capabilities. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 3 12. Suppose you work for a firm that uses time-and-motion studies to determine the most efficient way to perform tasks. You would be benefiting from some of the early research in this area done by Frank Gilbreth. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 3 13. Scientific management focuses on the overall organizational system. ANS: F DIF: E OBJ: 3 14. Bureaucratic management focuses on the productivity of the individual worker. ANS: F DIF: E OBJ: 3 15. Administrative management focuses on the overall organizational system. ANS: F DIF: E OBJ: 3 16. Frederick W. Taylor is most closely identified with administrative management. ANS: F DIF: E OBJ: 3 17. Henri Fayol specialized in time-and-motion studies to determine the most efficient way to perform tasks. ANS: F DIF: E OBJ: 3 18. Frank Gilbreth identified seventeen work elements (such as lifting and grasping) and called them therbligs. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 3 19. Henri Fayol was the first to recognize that successful managers had to understand the basis managerial functions of planning, leading, organizing, and controlling. ANS: T
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