chapter 9b

chapter 9b - Instructions Here are questions from Chapter 9...

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Instructions Here are questions from Chapter 9 This assessment is worth 30 points. 1. The task of crafting corporate strategy for a diversified company encompasses (1 point) a. picking the new industries to enter and deciding on the means of entry. b. initiating actions to boost the combined performance of the businesses the firm has diversified into. c. pursuing opportunities to leverage cross-business value chain relationships and strategic fits into competitive advantage. d. establishing investment priorities and steering corporate resources into the most attractive business units. e. All of these. 2. 3. Which one of the following is not one of the elements of crafting corporate strategy for a diversified company? (1 point) a. Picking the new industries to enter and deciding on the means of entry b. Choosing the appropriate value chain for each business the company has diversified into c. Pursuing opportunities to leverage cross-business value chain relationships and strategic fits into competitive advantage d. Establishing investment priorities and steering corporate resources into the most attractive business units e. Initiating actions to boost the combined performance of the businesses the firm has diversified into 4. 5. Factors that signal it may be time for a company to consider diversifying include (1 point) a. having the financial and organizational resources to support a diversification effort, opportunities to capture cross-business strategic fits by entering related businesses, and opportunities to add value for its customers or gain competitive advantage by getting into businesses having complementary technologies or products. b. not being able to build a distinctive competence in its present business. c. failing to earn attractive profits in its present business. d. being outgunned and out-managed by competitors in its present business, thus making it desirable to reposition the company and shift its investment to other market arenas. e. All of these 6.
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7. To create value for shareholders via diversification, a company must (1 point) a. get into businesses that are profitable. b. diversify into industries that are growing rapidly. c. only acquire firms that are strong competitors. d. get into businesses that can perform better under common management than they could perform operating as independent or stand-alone enterprises. e. diversify into businesses that have the same key success factors as its present businesses. 8. 9. Which of the following is the best example of related diversification? (1 point) a. A beer brewer acquiring a maker of aluminum cans b. A manufacturer of canoes diversifying into the production of tennis rackets c. A PC producer acquiring a developer of e-commerce software for e-tailers d. A producer of golf clubs and golf bags acquiring a maker of golfing apparel and golf shoes e. A supermarket chain acquiring a chain of frozen yogurt shops 10. 11.
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