LaudonEss6_TIF_ch03 - Chapter 3 3-1 Information Systems,...

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Chapter 3 Information Systems, Organizations, Management, and Strategy 3-1 Chapter 3 Information Systems, Organizations, Management, and Strategy True-False Questions 1. To benefit from new technologies, the organization must be aware of, and be open to, the influences of information systems. Answer: True Difficulty: Easy Reference: p. 76 2. The technical definition of organizations is highly descriptive of the way organizations actually work. Answer: False Difficulty: Easy Reference: p. 77 3. The technical and behavioral definitions of organizations are mutually contradictory. Answer: False Difficulty: Easy Reference: p. 78 4. The term “bureaucracy” was first defined in China by the Mandarins. Answer: False Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 78 5. Organizations that survive over time become less efficient. Answer: False Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 79 6. Standard operating procedures are based on business procedures. Answer: False Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 79 7. The current Japanese theories of automobile production are based on the manufacturing theories of Henry Ford. Answer: False Difficulty: Easy Reference: p. 79 8. Any information system that brings about significant change will elicit serious political opposition within the organization. Answer: True Difficulty: Easy Reference: p. 79 9. Information systems help managers identify external changes that might require organizational response. Answer:True Difficulty: Easy Reference: p. 81 10. In economic terms, information system technology can be viewed as a substitute for capital and labor. Answer: True Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 84
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3-2 Information Systems, Organizations, Management, and Strategy Chapter 3 11. Information technology increases the cost of market participation. Answer: False Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 84 12. As firms grow in size and scope, agency costs always decrease. Answer: False Difficulty: Hard Reference: p. 85 13. By increasing the span of management control, information systems lower agency costs. Answer: True Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 85 14. Behavioral research has found that information systems automatically transform organizations. Answer: False Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 85 15. In virtual organizations, work is not tied to geographical location. Answer: True Difficulty: Easy Reference: p. 86 16. Managers perform a great deal of work at an unrelenting pace, and each activity normally lasts less than ten minutes. Answer: True Difficulty: Easy Reference: p. 89 17. Information systems provide major assistance for managerial decision making. Answer: False Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 89 18. There is a defined, linear path to decision making. Answer: False
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LaudonEss6_TIF_ch03 - Chapter 3 3-1 Information Systems,...

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