Ans t dif e obj 7 42 small batch technology is

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ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 7 42. Small-batch technology is typified by workers who produce custom-made products in relatively small quantities. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 7 43. William Ouchi identified and described three different types of technology: small-batch technology, mass-production technology, and continuous-process technology. ANS: F DIF: E OBJ: 7 44. Oil refineries, flour mills, and chemical processors utilize continuous-process technology. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 7 45. Technological advances in information processing make the largest contributions to the areas of human behavior. 31
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ANS: F DIF: E OBJ: 8 46. Since diversity is now commonplace in most organizations, future managers need not be concerned with this issue. ANS: F DIF: E OBJ: 8 47. In the future, cultural, racial, and gender diversity will have a huge influence on management thinking. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 8 MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. Which of the following statements is not true? a. Management thinking has evolved throughout the centuries to deal with the ever-changing environment. b. Management thinking continues to evolve to meet the challenges raised by today's rapid changes. c. Management thinking will continue to change to reflect the influence of environmental factors. d. Management thinking will continue to steadfastly adhere to the basic principles of historic management thought with little room for change. e. Management thinking and its changes are nothing new. All that is new are the types of change. ANS: D DIF: E OBJ: 1 NOT: Recall 2. Economic influences relate to the availability, production, and distribution of __________ within a society. a. technology b. resources c. influence d. building materials e. services ANS: B DIF: E OBJ: 1 NOT: Recall 3. __________ influences are illustrated by Home Depot's monitoring of Hurricane Floyd in 1999, and its subsequent distribution of such scarce resources as plywood and emergency generators to cities along its projected path. 4. Because world supplies of oil are limited, future generations may have to rely upon alternative sources of energy such as coal, wind, solar, and perhaps even newer forms of energy. To energy businesses, this eventual shift in sources of energy is most directly a/an __________ factor that may influence management thought. 32
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