12e_TB_Chap_11

Strategic Management: Creating Competitive Advantages

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Chapter 11 - Organizational Structure Chapter 11 Organizational Structure Multiple Choice Questions 1. (p. 298) What is meant by organizational structure? A. Legal structure of the company B. Formalized arrangement of interaction and responsibility for tasks C. Size and scope of the company D. Level of diversification or concentration Difficulty: Medium Learning Objective: 1 2. (p. 298) A ___________ usually prevails in the smallest of businesses. A. Simple organizational structure B. Divisional organizational structure C. Functional organization D. Matrix organization Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 1 3. (p.298) A ________ is one where there is an owner and usually a few employees where the arrangement of tasks, responsibilities and communication is highly informal and accomplished through direct supervision. A. Matrix structure B. Functional structure C. Strategic business unit D. Simple organizational structure Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 1 11-1
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Chapter 11 - Organizational Structure 4. (p. 298) In a _________, communication is highly informal. A. Simple organizational structure B. Strategic business unit C. Holding company D. Functional organizational structure Difficulty: Medium Learning Objective: 1 5. (p. 298) __________ is used in a simple structure. A. A formalized arrangement of tasks B. A high level of empowerment C. Hierarchical supervision including several management levels D. Direct supervision Difficulty: Medium Learning Objective: 1 6. (p. 298) The structure of a simple organization: A. Limits the owner's(s') control B. Maximizes the owner's(s') control C. Minimizes the owner's(s') control D. Slightly increases the owner's(s') control Difficulty: Medium Learning Objective: 1 7. (p. 298) Simple structures encourage employees to: A. Limit the scope of their work B. Specialize in one discipline C. Take significant risks D. Multitask Difficulty: Medium Learning Objective: 1 11-2
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Chapter 11 - Organizational Structure 8. (p. 298) Simple organizational structures are most efficacious in businesses that serve: A. A broad, international product/market B. A highly fragmented market C. A cost-competitive product/market D. A local product/market or narrow niche Difficulty: Medium Learning Objective: 1 9. (p. 298) Most businesses in this country and around the world are: A. Matrix organizations B. Product-process organizations C. Simple organizations D. Strategic business units Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 1 10. (p. 299) Once a business grows from a simple structure, it usually leads to the need for a: A. Product-team structure B. Divisional structure C. Functional organizational structure D. Matrix organizational structure Difficulty: Medium Learning Objective: 1 11-3
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Chapter 11 - Organizational Structure 11. (p. 299) A __________ is one in which the tasks, people and technologies necessary to do the work of the business are divided into separate groups with increasingly formal procedures for coordinating and integrating their activities to provide the business's products and
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