tif_ch08 - Chapter 8 Organization Structure and Control...

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Chapter 8 – Organization Structure and Control Systems Multiple Choice Questions 1. Structure must fit ____________ or it will not work. a. the environment b. corporate traditions and history c. cultural factors d. strategy (moderate, page 292) 2. The larger and more complex an organization becomes, the greater the need for coordination and balance between what two opposing forces? a. strategy and operations b. integration and differentiation (moderate, page 297) c. globalization and localization d. matrix and decentralization 3. Which of the following is NOT a major variable to take into account in organization design? a. Size b. Environment c. Efficiency (moderate, page 293) d. Appropriate technology 4. ____________ is the process by which a firm gradually changes in response to the imperatives of international competition, domestic market saturation, and desire for expansion. a. Organizing b. Strategy c. Localizing d. Internationalization (moderate, page 293) 5. Organizations usually organize their early stages of international activity through a(n) _________ division. a. international (moderate, page 294) b. centralized c. decentralized d. localized 6. An international division may be organized along what lines? a. vertical and horizontal b. differentiated and integrated c. centralized and decentralized d. functional, product, geographic (moderate, page 294) 7. Which of the following is NOT a stage in Stopford’s stages model? a. domestic structure plus export department b. domestic structure plus foreign subsidiary c. international division plus foreign subsidiary (moderate, page 294) d. global product structure 17
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8. An international division with an integrated global structure can be organized along all of the following lines EXCEPT: a. functional lines. b. product lines. c. geographic lines. d. cultural lines. (moderate, page 295) 9. The ____________ structure is used primarily by small firms with highly centralized systems. a. global functional (moderate, page 295) b. global product c. global geographic d. global cultural 10. Which of the following forms of organization is particularly appropriate for product lines using similar technology and for businesses with a narrow spectrum of customers? a. global functional structure (moderate, page 295) b. global product structure c. global geographic structure d. global cultural structure 11. The creation of a(n) ____________ facilitates the beginning of a global strategy. a. local division b. international division (moderate, page 294) c. transnational division d. matrix division 12. The advantages of the ______________ structure are market concentration, innovation, and responsiveness to new opportunities in a particular environment. a.
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