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428final_prc - 1 The risks of vertical integration include...

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1. The risks of vertical integration include all of the following except A) costs and expenses associated with increased overhead and capital expenditures. B) lack of control over valuable assets. C) problems associated with unbalanced capacities along the value chain. D) additional administrative costs associated with managing a more complex set of activities. 2. All of the following are guidelines for managing strategic alliances except 3. In managing a firm's portfolio, the BCG matrix would suggest that 4. Which of the following statements regarding internal development as a means of diversification is false : 5. Philip Morris bought Miller Brewing and used its marketing expertise to improve Miller's market share. This justification for diversification is best described as A) utilizing common infrastructures. B) capitalizing on core competencies. Page 1
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C) reducing corporate risk. D) using portfolio analysis. 6. An antitakeover tactic in which existing shareholders have the option to buy additional shares of stock at a discount to the current market price is called ___________. 7. Shaw Industries, a giant carpet manufacturer, increases its control over raw materials by producing much of its own polypropylene fiber, a key input into its manufacturing process. This is an example of
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