Ch16 - Chapter 16Guiding Organizational Change TRUE/FALSE...

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Chapter 16—Guiding Organizational Change TRUE/FALSE 1. In Learning from Experience: Microsoft in China, Microsoft assisted Chinese officials with their decisions about whether to use Linux or Microsoft software. ANS: T PTS: 1 DIF: Easy REF: p. 491-492 NAT: AACSB Technology | Information Technologies MSC: Recall 2. In Learning from Experience: Microsoft in China, Microsoft learned that to do business in China, managers have to work closely with the government. ANS: T PTS: 1 DIF: Easy REF: p. 491-492 NAT: AACSB Technology | Information Technologies MSC: Recall 3. In Learning from Experience: Microsoft in China, Microsoft has overcome the hurdle of piracy to have almost 90 percent of PCs shipped in China with legal software. ANS: F PTS: 1 DIF: Easy REF: p. 491-492 NAT: AACSB Technology | Information Technologies MSC: Recall 4. Bureaucratic or mechanistic organizations are extremely effective in today's global business environment. ANS: F Because organizations exist in a changing environment and are themselves constantly changing, bureaucratic or mechanistic organizations are increasingly ineffective. PTS: 1 DIF: Easy REF: p. 492 NAT: AACSB Analytic | Environmental Influence MSC: Comprehension 5. In effective organizations, managing change is not particularly important since those organizations already have effective systems in place. ANS: F There is considerable evidence that adaptive, flexible organizations have a competitive advantage over rigid, static organizations. As a result, managing change has become a central focus of effective organizations. PTS: 1 DIF: Moderate REF: p. 492 OBJ: 16-1 NAT: AACSB Analytic | Operations Management MSC: Comprehension 6. There is considerable evidence that rigid, static organizations have a competitive advantage over adaptive, flexible organizations. ANS: F The opposite is true. There is considerable evidence that adaptive, flexible organizations have a competitive advantage over rigid, static organizations. PTS: 1 DIF: Easy REF: p. 492 OBJ: 16-1 NAT: AACSB Analytic | Operations Management MSC: Recall
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7. Pressures for change in organizations have one root source: information technology. ANS: F An almost infinite variety of pressures for change impinge on organizations. The text examines three of the most significant ones: (1) the globalization of markets, (2) the spread of information technology and computer networks, and (3) changes in the nature of the workforce employed by organizations. PTS: 1 DIF: Easy REF: p. 493 OBJ: 16-1 NAT: AACSB Technology | Information Technologies MSC: Comprehension 8. Globalization means that the main players in the world's economy are now international or multinational corporations. ANS: T PTS: 1 DIF: Easy REF: p. 493 OBJ: 16-1 NAT: AACSB Analytic | Operations Management MSC: Recall 9. Domestic U.S. corporations are normally able to compete directly and immediately in international markets with little internal change. ANS: F
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Ch16 - Chapter 16Guiding Organizational Change TRUE/FALSE...

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