Principles of Management MCQs

Principles of Management MCQs

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1: _____ is a measure of the intensity of competitive behavior among companies in an industry.

A.   Bargaining power of firms

B.   Character of the rivalry

C.   Threat of new entrants

D.   Threat of substitute products

2: _____ is defined as the knowledge, tools, and techniques used to transform inputs into outputs.

A.   Deskilling

B.   Entropy

C.   Synergy

D.   Technology

E.   Creativity

3: _____ is(are) included in an organization's task environment.

A.   Government

B.   Suppliers

C.   Accounting procedures

D.   Demographic characteristics

E.   Technology

4: A learning organization develops the capability to ________.

A.   Continuously learn, adapt, and change Correct

B.   The group develops cohesiveness Correct

C.   Norming Correct

D.   Felt themselves a part of the group Correct

5: A product’s quality is determined by its ____.

A.   Durability

B.   Durability, reliability, and serviceability

C.   Used with dependent demand systems

D.   Productivity matters because it produces a higher standard of living

6: Changes in any sector of the general environment ____.

A.   Will typically not impact most organizations

B.   Tend to slow down how quickly an organization moves through the environmental cycle

C.   Inhibit the innovation process

D.   Influence customers first and then suppliers

E.   Will eventually affect most organizations

7: In the _____ stage of the product life cycle, organizations focus on building primary demand.

A.   Market introduction

B.   Screening

C.   Market maturity

D.   Market growth

8: Two basic ethical ideas underpin the caux principles: kyosei and _____.

A.   Human dignity

B.   Honesty

C.   Integrity

D.   Commitment

E.   Economic growth

9: Work-family conflict is a type of _____ stressor.

A.   Nonwork hindrance

B.   Primary work challenge

C.   Nonwork challenge

D.   Work hindrance

10: To identify a problem, a manager ________.

A.   Which of these is the best definition of the concept of satisfice

B.   What does it mean for a decision-maker to maximize value

C.   Can cause people in a group to fail to express their true opinions.

D.   Compares the current state of affairs with some standard or goal

11: In the context of leadership, power is defined as the ability to _____ other people.

A.   Coerce

B.   Control

C.   Change

D.   Lead

E.   Influence

12: To improve workplace diversity, a manager might ________.

A.   Advertise in ethnic newspapers and Internet sites

B.   Tighten his recruiting net

C.   Solicit referrals from existing employees

D.   Post a notice that states he is an equal opportunity employer

13: As direct competitors, ups and fedex would have ____.

A.   A low degree of resource variability

B.   A high degree of market commonality

C.   A low degree of competitive inertia

D.   A low degree of market commonality

E.   A high degree of resource synergy

14: As production moves up, the average cost per unit decreases because ________.

A.   Fixed costs are spread over more units

B.   Of increasing diseconomies of scale

C.   Variable costs decrease

D.   Revenue increases

E.   Overhead cost decreases

15: The more uncertain a situation is, the more ________ plans must be.

A.   Flexible

B.   Unspecific

C.   Long term.

D.   Short term

16: Most training is directed at upgrading and improving an employee's ________ skills.

A.   Financial

B.   Technical

C.   Problem-solving

D.   Interpersonal

E.   Social

17: __________ programs allow choice to personalize benefits within a set dollar allowance.

A.   Family friendly

B.   Flexible benefits

C.   Employee assistance

D.   Collective bargaining

18: _______ goals are those that an organization actually pursues.

A.   Directional

B.   Operational

C.   Strategic

D.   Stated

E.   Real

19: A team has finally matured into a fully-functioning team at the ____ stage of development.

A.   Conforming

B.   Performing

C.   De-norming

D.   Norming

20: Equity has _____ effect on citizenship behavior and _____ effect on counterproductive behavior.

A.   No; a moderate positiv

B.   Emoderate negative; a strong negative

C.   A strong negative; a moderate positive

D.   A moderate positive; a moderate negative

E.   A strong positive; a strong negative

21: The last step in the basic model of ethical decision making is to ____.

A.   Monitor the results

B.   Determine benchmarks

C.   Act on the situation

D.   Select an ethical leade

22: The least amount of team autonomy is found in ____.

A.   Self-managing teams

B.   Autonomous teams

C.   Ad hoc committees

D.   Traditional work groups

23: The thinking underlying the domain of ____ is the closest to the justice approach.

A.   Social responsibility

B.   Free choice

C.   Law

D.   Discretionary responsibility

24: The three formal communication channels in organizations are categorized as ____.

A.   Downward

B.   Horizontal

C.   And upward

D.   All of these

25: The two parts of reinforcement are ____.

A.   Reinforcement temporality and reinforcement administration

B.   Positive reinforcement and negative reinforcement

C.   Continuous reinforcement and intermittent reinforcement

D.   Reinforcement contingencies and schedules of reinforcement

26: For workers to truly accept organizational goals, the workers must ____.

A.   Respond to an autocratic management style

B.   Trust management

C.   Not require any more training in order to achieve the goal

D.   Operate outside the organizational communication channel

E.   Do none of these

27: Formal performance appraisals are used more frequently in countries that ________.

A.   Value status quo and rigidity

B.   Are low in assertiveness

C.   Are low in uncertainty avoidance

D.   Are low in in-group collectivism

E.   Have long-term orientation

28: Missing meetings is a form of _____ withdrawal.

A.   Psychological

B.   Physical

C.   Cultural

D.   Corporate

29: Strategies to manage dysfunctional conflict do not include _____ the conflict.

A.   Control

B.   Arbitrate

C.   Mediate

D.   Accept

E.   Encouraged

30: The basic model of ethical decision making ____

A.   Monitor the results

B.   Determine benchmarks

C.   Is not accurately described by any of these

D.   Select an ethical leader

31: The behavioral structured interview is built on the assumption that ________.

A.   Past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior

B.   Technical knowledge and skills are the best predictor of job performance

C.   Personality is the best predictor of job performance

D.   Personality and mood are highly correlated

32: The goals of the compression approach to innovation are ____.

A.   Speed, lower costs, and incremental change of dominant design

B.   The development of milestones and the comparison of actual milestones with forecasts

C.   The establishment of a dominant design and speed

D.   Absolute-time management and the creation of a dominant design

33: The highest level of team autonomy is found in ____.

A.   Self designing work groups

B.   Traditional work groups, employee involvement teams, semi-autonomous work groups, self-managing teams, and self-designing teams

C.   Team performance rather than individual performance

D.   None of these

34: Using 360-degree feedback appraisals to trigger pay and personnel decisions puts ______ at risk.

A.   Trust

B.   Change

C.   Feedback

D.   Performance

35: Work-life conflicts became noticeable in the 1980s when ________.

A.   The rate of inflation started increasing

B.   Baby boomers' parents began to age

C.   Men started giving more importance to family time

D.   Work loads became historically heavier

E.   Women, with dependent children, started entering the workforce

36: Mobile commerce (m-commerce) is based on the _____ protocol.

A.   Token Ring

B.   Wireless Application

C.   Ethernet

D.   Wi-Fi Protected

37: The last step in effective planning is to ____.

A.   Maintain flexibility in planning

B.   Develop long-term action plans

C.   Develop goal commitment

D.   All of these

38: According to ____, people will be motivated when they perceive they are being treated fairly.

A.   Job performance

B.   Motivation

C.   Equity theory

D.   Satisfaction

39: According to alderfer's erg theory, the lowest-order need is ____.

A.   Relatedness

B.   Existence

C.   Physiological needs

D.   Empathy

E.   Ego-related

40: With surface-level diversity, differences are immediately observable, easy to measure, and ____.

A.   A negative way of bundling employees

B.   Typically unchangeable

C.   Culturally specific

D.   Irrelevant to work behavior

41: The purpose of multifunctional teams is to ____.

A.   Allow organizations to concentrate on their internal environments and ignore the external environments until they have completed the brainstorming process

B.   Were primarily used by dot-coms and are no longer popular

C.   Speed innovation through early identification of new ideas or problems that would typically not have been generated until much later

D.   Do not typically use milestones because of group cohesiveness

A.   Wider

B.   More narrow

C.   Smaller

D.   Less demanding

43: Everyday low pricing is most suitable if ________.

A.   Consumers are willing to perform activities such as clip coupons to avail of discounts

B.   Consumers tend to associate price with quality

C.   Customers are insensitive to changes in price

D.   The cost of conducting frequent sales and promotions is high

E.   Consumers have sufficient time to find the best prices

44: Culture tends to differ between _____, but appears similar within _____.

A.   Organizations, industries

B.   People, organizations

C.   Groups, industries

D.   Organizations, groups

E.   Industries, geographical regions

45: Customer-driven marketing is most effective when ________.

A.   Clear need exists among customers, but the need is difficult to identify

B.   Customers do not know what they want but are easily persuaded

C.   Customers seek new products and technological innovations

D.   Clear needs exist and customers know what their needs are

46: Innovation requires the coordination that occurs with the _____ .

A.   Top-down approach

B.   Bottom-up approach

C.   Horizontal linkage model

A.   Marketing strategy

B.   Market program

C.   Marketing report

D.   Marketing survey

E.   Market test

48: The ______ are strategic, tactical, and operational.

A.   Three levels of planning

B.   Tactical planning.

C.   Operational goals

D.   None of the above

49: Management by walking around is a ________ control.

A.   Concurrent

B.   Feedback

C.   Disciplinary

D.   Benchmark

50: Unsupervised data mining is particularly good at identifying ____.

A.   Data clusters

B.   Sequence patterns

C.   Predictive patterns

D.   All of these