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Midterm - Janice Thomas 9/2/10 3:36 PM MGT3371 Mid Term...

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Janice Thomas 9/2/10 3:36 PM MGT3371 Mid Term Completed 87 out of 100 points 52 minutes, and 15 seconds out of 2 hours.
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0 out of 1 points A(n) ________ organization has a high degree of specialization, formalization, and centralization. Answer Selected Answer: organic Correct Answer: mechanistic Question 2 1 out of 1 points Which of the following would likely be found in mechanistic organizations? Answer
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Selected Answer: standardized job specialties Correct Answer: standardized job specialties Question 3 1 out of 1 points In some jobs, ________ work specialization more than offset the economic advantages. Answer Selected Answer: human diseconomies from Correct Answer: human diseconomies from Question 4 1 out of 1 points
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Directing and motivating are part of the controlling function of management. Answer Selected Answer: False Correct Answer: False Question 5 0 out of 1 points In which of the following situations is a manager most likely to follow the rational model of the decision-making process? Answer Selected Answer: the time investment needed to evaluate alternatives is high Correct Answer: there are limited alternatives
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Question 6 1 out of 1 points All of the following are mentioned in the textbook as companies that have used the low-cost leader strategy except ________. Answer Selected Answer: Dell Computer Corporation Correct Answer: Dell Computer Corporation Question 7 1 out of 1 points A Sign of the Times (Scenario) After hearing of the threat for a long time, Aurora's company had finally decided that it must "right-size," and this meant coming up with a plan for reducing the current size of the workforce at her manufacturing plant. The job was left to her, and as much as she hated doing this part of her job, it was necessary for the survival of the company and not just an effort to inflate their stock price. She also appreciated that her company was willing to try many different routes to decrease their labor costs, which was consistent with the positive way the company had treated their employees in the past.
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Aurora suggests to management that by not filling openings created by voluntary resignations or normal retirements, the organization may avoid much of the pain associated with workforce reduction. This option is known as ________. Answer Selected Answer: attrition Correct Answer: attrition Question 8 1 out of 1 points Findings from studies by Geert Hofstede and from GLOBE researchers show that in high uncertainty avoidance countries, decision making tends to be based more on intuition than on social norms and procedures. Answer Selected Answer: False Correct Answer: False
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Question 9 1 out of 1 points An increased commitment to a previous decision despite evidence that it may have been wrong is referred to as ________. Answer
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2011 for the course MGT 3371 taught by Professor Starling during the Spring '09 term at Troy.

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Midterm - Janice Thomas 9/2/10 3:36 PM MGT3371 Mid Term...

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