Q36 the author of the passage would be most likely to

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Q36: The author of the passage would be most likely to agree with which of the following statements about productivity improvements in United States service companies? A. Such improvements would be largely attributable to efficiencies resulting from corporate takeovers. B. Such improvements would depend more on wise implementation of technology than on mangers’ choice of skilled workers. C. Such improvements would be more easily accomplished if there were fewer governmental regulations of the service sector. 32
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D. Such improvements would require companies to invest heavily in the development of new technologies. E. Such improvements would be attributable primarily to companies’ facing global competitive pressure. Answer: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q37: Because mining and refining nickel is costly, researchers have developed an alternative method for extracting nickel using Streptanthus polygaloides, a plant that absorbs and stores nickel form the soil as it grows. The researchers incinerated a crop of Streptanthus they grew in nickel-rich soil. By chemically extracting nickel from the ash, they produced 100 pounds of nickel per acre of land at a total cost per pound slightly above that of current mining. Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the conclusion that the use of Streptanthus to extract nickel will be commercially adopted? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q38: The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests that executives examine a firm’s external environment and internal conditions, and in using the set of objective criteria they derive from these analyses, can decide on a strategy. 33
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