Coastline MS100 M03/04 Quiz latest 2017
Domestic and foreign economic, legal/political, sociocultural, technological, and natural forces are called:
insignificant closed systems.
indirectly interactive forces.
directly interactive forces.
If an organization is focused on holding current market share, the kind of strategy that is being performed may be considered:
market share strategy
Capturing a larger portion of an existing product market would be considered a(n) ____________.
The process of collecting information about the external environment to identify and analyze trends is called:
the systems approach.
When developing alternatives, managers should:
always include subordinates in the decision
chose the ones that are most cost effective
create as many as possible to reach desired objectives
stick with the one that makes most sense to the manager
________ serve as a baseline for actions and decision making and guide employees in the organization's intentions and interests.
The primary resource of all organizations is ____________.
When implementing strategy, the leadership challenge involves the ability to:
influence departments to design functional-level corporate strategies
coordinate a bottom-up focus on core competencies
influence subordinates to embrace the new strategy
coordinate information gathering sessions with employees
The system's "informative" linkage between outputs and inputs is known as ____________.
__________ is a function of the ability to learn and to perform according to changes in the environment.
Which type of plan would determine how many employees work next week?
Resources required to attain a goal are addressed with what type of planning question?
For many organizations, what customers value often becomes the company's:
distinctive competitive advantage
A _______ is a broad guide for organizational members to follow when dealing with important and recurring areas of decision making.
The combined effects of processes, materials, knowledge, and other discoveries resulting from research and development activities is known as:
A formalized, written set of organizational ideas result in the corporate ____________.
An organization skilled at creating, acquiring, and transferring knowledge is called a:
The final step in the basic planning process is ____________.
implementing the plan
selecting the best solution
evaluating the alternatives
controlling and evaluating the results
Which level of management is "assigned" or associated initially with strategic planning?
External customers include the following except: