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ch4 1. The suppliers, customers, and competitors that affect the organization's ability to obtain inputs and to sell outputs are known as the task environment. True False 2. The technological, sociocultural, demographic, and global forces that affect the organization are known as the general environment. True False 3. For the typical manager, opportunities and threats that result from changes in the task environment are more difficult to identify than events in the general environment. True False 4. Organizations that help other organizations to sell their goods and services are known as distributors. True False 5. Groups that buy goods that another organization produces are known as suppliers. True False 6. An organization's "competitors" are those organizations that try to sell their goods to the same customers to whom the organization is trying to sell its goods. True False 7. Rivalry between companies is potentially the most threatening force that managers must deal with. True False 8. When new competitors enter an industry, prices in the industry typically increase. True False 9. The easier it is to enter the task environment of an industry, the higher are the barriers to entry to this environment. True False 10. Cost advantages associated with large operations are called economies of scale. True False 11. The higher the barriers to entry in an industry, the greater are the threat of competition. True False 12. The greater the economies of scale of existing organizations, the greater are the barriers to entry for new competitors. True False 13. The general environment includes an organization's customers. True False 14. Low levels of unemployment and falling interest rates give more people more money to spend. True False 15. Most profit-oriented organizations are threatened during economic downturns, but not-for-profit organizations tend to flourish. True False 16. Poor economic conditions make environments more complex, and managers' jobs become more difficult and demanding. True False
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17. The ability of employees to work by telecommuting is an example of a change in the sociocultural environment. True False 18. While the typical organization in the United States emphasizes the primacy of the group, the typical organization in Japan emphasizes the primacy of the individual. True False 19. Demographic forces in the environment include changes in characteristics of a population, such as gender and race. True False 20. A shift in the age distribution of the population of the United States is an example of a demographic force that affects organizations in the United States. True False 21. Organizations changing their work environment due to concerns relating to safety is an example of demographic forces that can challenge organizations. True False
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