Which of the following if true most helps to explain

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Which of the following, if true, most helps to explain the increase? A. Unlike the Wildflower Inn, Martin’s Cafe serves considerably more meals on weekends than it does on weekdays. B. Most of the customers of Martin’s Cafe had never dined in Riverville before this restaurant opened, and on most days Martin’s Cafe attracts more customers than it can seat. C. The profit per meal is higher, on average, for meals served at Martin’s Cafe than for those served at the Wildflower Inn. D. The Wildflower Inn is not open on Sundays, and therefore Riverville residents who choose to dine out on that day must either eat at Martin’s Cafe or go to neighboring towns to eat. E. A significant proportion of the staff at Martin’s Cafe are people who formerly worked at the Wildflower Inn and were hired away by the owner of Martin’s Cafe. Answer: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q9 to Q12: Behavior science courses should be gaining prominence in business school curricula. Recent theoretical Line work convincingly shows why behav- (5) ioral factors such as organizational culture and employee relations are among the few remaining sources of sustainable competitive advantage in modern organizations. Furthermore, (10) empirical evidence demonstrates clear linkages between human resource (HR) practices based in the behavioral sciences and various aspects of a firm’s financial success. (15) Additionally, some of the world’s most successful organizations have made unique HR practices a core element of their overall business strategies. Yet the behavior sciences (20) are struggling for credibility in many business schools. Surveys show that business students often regard 19
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behavioral studies as peripheral to the mainstream business curriculum. (25) This perception can be explained by the fact that business students, hoping to increase their attractiveness to prospective employers, are highly sensitive to business norms and (30) practices, and current business practices have generally been moving away from an emphasis on understanding human behavior and toward more mechanistic organiza- (35) tional models. Furthermore, the status of HR professionals within organizations tends to be lower than that of other executives. Students’ perceptions would (40) matter less if business schools were not increasingly dependent on external funding—form legislatures, businesses, and private foundations— for survival. Concerned with their (45) institutions’ ability to attract funding, administrators are increasingly tar- geting low-enrollment courses and degree programs for elimination. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q9: The primary purpose of the passage is to -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q10: The author of the passage mentions “empirical evidence” (line 10) primarily in order to A.
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