MBA/MBA Principles and Practices of Management Mcq Set 7 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
Of what is an investment decision an example?

1.Programmed decision

2.Routine decision

3.Management decision

4.non-programmed decisions.


Question:
Of what is individual freedom to schedule work an example?

1.Job design

2.Job enrichment

3.Job rate

4.Job planning


Question:
Of what is worker autonomy in decision making an example?

1.Worker freedom

2.Greater worker negotiation

3.Worker empowerment

4.Increased worker power


Question:
Power distance in national cultures is a characteristic of a model by which writer?

1.Geert Hofstede

2.David Yip

3.Tony Purdie

4.Michael Porter


Question:
Profitability stemming from how well a firm positions itself in the market is a key feature of which writer's view on strategy?

1.Peter Drucker

2.Jay Barney

3.Michael Porter

4.Henry Mintzberg


Question:
Simon (1960) is associated with what type of decision making model?

1.Rational

2.Classical

3.Programmed

4.Administrative


Question:
Specialisation is a feature of which organisational structure?

1.Matrix

2.Divisional

3.Multi-divisional

4.Functional


Question:
The brand of BP is an example of what type of brand name?

1.Expressive

2.Free-standing

3.Abbreviated

4.Descriptive


Question:
The Hawthorn Studies are most associated with which writer?

1.Mary Parker Follett

2.Elton Mayo

3.Lillian Gilbreth

4.Frederick Taylor


Question:
To what does authority refer?

1.The ability to organise people

2.The power to command and direct

3.The need for order

4.The right to change jobs


Question:
To what does diversity in the workplace refer to?

1.The number of people employed from different ethnic groups.

2.Increasing the number of women employed in the organisation.

3.The number of different religious affiliation held by employees in the organisation.

4.The range of personal characteristics of employees in an organisation.


Question:
To what does emotional intelligence refer?

1.How people view and understand the world.

2.How people view and understand themselves.

3.How people view and understand others.

4.How people view and understand themselves and others.


Question:
To what time-frame do strategic plans relate?

1.Long-term

2.Medium-term

3.Short-term

4.Unspecified time it takes to achieve an aim


Question:
Vertical integration forwards is when a firm mergers or acquires anotherÂ…

1.Towards the source of supply

2.Towards the consumer

3.At the same stage of the supply chain

4.In another industry


Question:
What are characteristics of a programmed decision?

1.Complex and risky

2.Uncertain and non-routine

3.Low risk and certain

4.Routine and non-complex


Question:
What are group norms?

1.Modes of behaviour that are acceptable to and shared by group members

2.Modes of behaviour that are shared by some members of the group

3.Modes of behaviour that challenge group values and beliefs

4.Modes of behaviour that are different of those of the other group members


Question:
What are the key characteristics of transactional leaders?

1.Guiding, mentoring and motivating

2.Guiding, commanding and motivating

3.Guiding, demonstrating and motivating

4.Guiding, mentoring and demonstrating


Question:
What are the main characteristics of an effective control system?

1.Flexibility, accuracy, timeliness and objectivity

2.Flexibility, measurability, timeliness and objectivity

3.Flexibility, accuracy, relevance and objectivity

4.Flexibility, accuracy, timeliness and relevance


Question:
What are the three interpersonal roles of managers?

1.Figurehead, leader and liaison

2.Spokesperson, leader, coordinator

3.Director, coordinator, disseminator

4.Communicator, organiser, spokesperson


Question:
What are the two main dimensions of the Ohio Studies into leadership?

1.Starting position and end position

2.Initial environment and changed environment

3.Organisational structure and conditioning

4.Initiating structure and considerations


Question:
What are workers primarily motivated by according to the instrumental approach?

1.Peer recognition

2.Promotion

3.Greater freedom

4.Economic reward


Question:
What assumption is the garbage can model of decision making based on?

1.Limited knowledge and great insight

2.Limited knowledge but high level of experience

3.Limited knowledge and uncertainty

4.Limited knowledge and high risk


Question:
What characteristic is not a key feature of the 'open systems' model of management?

1.Morale

2.Innovation

3.Growth resource

4.Adaptation


Question:
What do companies that focus on filling a gap in the market engage in?

1.Direct marketing

2.Traditional marketing

3.Niche marketing

4.Outbound marketing


Question:
What do the four 'P's' of marketing relate to?

1.Product, price, place and promotion

2.Product, price, press and promotion

3.Product, price, publicity and promotion

4.Product, price, post and promotion


Question:
What do you call a style of leadership that takes account of others' views, opinions and ideas?

1.Laissez-faire

2.People-oriented

3.Democratic

4.Autocratic


Question:
What do you call the understanding of a dominant culture before choosing a suitable control system?

1.Market control

2.Bureaucratic control

3.Clan control

4.People control


Question:
What does CRM stand for?

1.Consumer Relations Management

2.Customer Relationship Marketing

3.Customer Relationship Management

4.Consumer Returns Management


Question:
What does PEST stand for?

1.Political, environmental, strategic, testing

2.Political, environmental, strategic, technological

3.Political, economic, strategic, technological

4.Political, economic, social, technological


Question:
What does situational theory of leadership emphasise?

1.Personality traits

2.Events

3.Environment

4.Political situation


Question:
What does the acronym SMART stand for?

1.Suitable, measurable, actionable, rewarded and timely

2.Specific, measurable, actionable, resourced and timely

3.Standardised, measurable, achievable, rewarded, and timely

4.Specific, measurable, achievable, rewarded and timely


Question:
What does Unitarism as a human resource management approach assume?

1.People are individuals and should be treated as such.

2.People are individuals but should be part of a group.

3.People in the organisation share the same aims and objectives.

4.People in the organisation engage in internal competition.


Question:
What is a definition of an objective?

1.A defined specified outcome to be achieved in the long-term

2.A clear set of goals to be attained given a set number of resources

3.A clearly defined and measurable outcome to be achieved over a specified timeframe

4.A set standard of performance agreed by workers and managers


Question:
What is a Gantt chart a type of?

1.Work flow design

2.Work schedule design

3.Work rate design

4.Work output design


Question:
What is a normative perspective?

1.The way things are.

2.The way things are going to be.

3.The way things should be.

4.The way things were.


Question:
What is a paradigm?

1.A theoretical assumption

2.An illustration

3.A theoretical model

4.An example serving as a model


Question:
What is a PDP?

1.Personal Development Plan

2.People Development Plan

3.Personnel Development Plan

4.Personal Development Payment


Question:
What is a social enterprise concerned with?

1.Profit maximisation

2.Maximising market share

3.Providing public service

4.Running a business to create social benefits


Question:
What is a strategic alliance?

1.Any form of partnership between one firm and another

2.Formal agreement committing two or more firms to exchange resources to produce products or services

3.Formal agreement to share profits from a shared investment

4.Formal agreement to share knowledge


Question:
What is a succession plan?

1.Dismissing an employee for a more favourable employee

2.A formal process of planning to fill a role that will become vacant

3.A vote of no confidence in a board member

4.The formal process of acquiring a new staff member


Question:
What is a virtual organisation?

1.An organisation that uses information and communications technologies (ICT's) to coordinate activities without physical boundaries between different functions

2.An organisation that uses internet technologies to sell products to customers

3.An organisation that manages the supply chain using digital technologies

4.An organisation that coordinates the workforce via video conferencing


Question:
What is a whistleblower?

1.Someone who reports illegal or unethical acts

2.Someone who commits illegal or unethical acts

3.Someone who benefits from illegal or unethical acts

4.Someone who devises illegal or unethical acts


Question:
What is another name for contingency planning?

1.Synergy planning

2.Ad hoc planning

3.Business level planning

4.Scenario planning


Question:
What is characteristic for the location of a virtual team?

1.In the same building

2.In the same industry

3.In the same country

4.remotely


Question:
What is Frank Gilbreth`s work most noted for?

1.Working conditions

2.Time and motion studies

3.Work psychology

4.Work as a social setting


Question:
What is intuitive decision making based on?

1.Guesswork

2.Gambling

3.Instinct

4.Rationality


Question:
What is IS?

1.Intelligent strategy

2.Internal services

3.International sales

4.Information systems


Question:
What is not a characteristic of a corporate social responsibility framework?

1.Retaining the status quo

2.Understanding society

3.Harnessing diversity

4.Building capacity


Question:
What is not a component of an agile organisation?

1.Market focus and position

2.Human resources: multi-skilling

3.Organisational structure

4.Project-based culture


Question:
What is not a purpose of an organisational structure?

1.To coordinate people and resources

2.To organise lines of communication

3.To formalise authority

4.To limit workers' rights


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