Strategy and Organizational Politics MCQs

Strategy and Organizational Politics MCQs

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1: Strategies can go awry because of:

A.   Unforeseen externalities

B.   Organizational politics

C.   Both a and b

D.   Neither a nor b

2: Which thinker is associated with the political perspective?

A.   Machiavelli

B.   Porter

C.   Sun Tzu

D.   Ansoff

3: Organizational politics is the use of _______ to advance self-interest.

A.   Knowledge

B.   Position

C.   Networks

D.   All of the above

4: Interests can be defined in terms of:

A.   The relations between actors

B.   Discursive rationalities

C.   Structural positions

D.   All of the above

5: A strategic interest emerges when:

A.   There is something at issue, which divides opinions

B.   There is something at issue, on which people take sides

C.   Both a and b

D.   Neither a nor b

6: In organizations, _____ have strategic interests.

A.   All actors

B.   Only a few actors

C.   Some actors

D.   Only CEOs

7: Mintzberg identified which of the following as political games played in organizations:

A.   Sponsorship games

B.   Legacy games

C.   Machiavellian games

D.   Sporting games

8: Fligstein found that the background of CEOs in the USA changed in the second half of the 20th century from ______ to _______.

A.   Finance to Operations

B.   Operations to Finance

C.   Finance to Marketing

D.   Marketing to Finance

9: Power games played between organizational sub-groups are often referred to as:

A.   In-fighting

B.   Micro-politics

C.   Face saving

D.   Point scoring

10: Political skill entails:

A.   Using knowledge astutely in a manner that best serves the strategic interest one is seeking to advance

B.   Using knowledge to corner and belittle the opponent

C.   Always claiming to be right

D.   Never losing a battle