Organizational Structure

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What is meant by organizational structure?

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A

Legal structure of the company

B

Formalized arrangement of interaction and responsibility for tasks

C

Size and scope of the company

D

Level of diversification or concentration

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Question 2
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A ___________ usually prevails in the smallest of businesses.

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Simple organizational structure

B

Divisional organizational structure

C

Functional organization

D

Matrix organization

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Question 3
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A ________ is one where there is an owner and usually a few employees where the arrangement of tasks,responsibilities and communication is highly informal and accomplished through direct supervision.

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A

Matrix structure

B

Functional structure

C

Strategic business unit

D

Simple organizational structure

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Question 4
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In a _________ ,communication is highly informal.

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A

Simple organizational structure

B

Strategic business unit

C

Holding company

D

Functional organizational structure

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Question 5
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__________ is used in a simple structure.

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A

A formalized arrangement of tasks

B

A high level of empowerment

C

Hierarchical supervision including several management levels

D

Direct supervision

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Question 6
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The structure of a simple organization:

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A
Limits the owner's(s') control
B
Maximizes the owner's(s') control
C
Minimizes the owner's(s') control
D
Slightly increases the owner's(s') control
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Question 7
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Simple structures encourage employees to:

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Limit the scope of their work
B
Specialize in one discipline
C
Take significant risks
D
Multitask
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Question 8
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Simple organizational structures are most efficacious in businesses that serve:

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A broad, international product/market
B
A highly fragmented market
C
A cost-competitive product/market
D
A local product/market or narrow niche
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Question 9
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Most businesses in this country and around the world are:

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A
Matrix organizations
B
Product-process organizations
C
Simple organizations
D
Strategic business units
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Question 10
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Once a business grows from a simple structure,it usually leads to the need for a:

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Product-team structure
B
Divisional structure
C
Functional organizational structure
D
Matrix organizational structure
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Question 11
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A __________ is one in which the tasks,people and technologies necessary to do the work of the business are divided into separate groups with increasingly formal procedures for coordinating and integrating their activities to provide the business's products and services.

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Functional organizational structure
B
Matrix organizational structure
C
Divisional structure
D
Simple organizational structure
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Question 12
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Functional structures predominate in firms with:

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An emphasis on catering to individual customers' needs
B
Rapidly changing markets and technologies
C
A broad national market
D
A single or narrow product focus
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Question 13
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Specialization among workers is most used in a:

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Matrix organizational structure
B
Simple organizational structure
C
Product-team structure
D
Functional organizational design
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Question 14
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The strategic challenge presented by the functional structure is _____________ of the functional units.

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Developing narrow technical expertise
B
The measurability of functional units
C
Good separation
D
Effective coordination
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Question 15
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The narrow technical expertise achieved through __________ can lead to limited perspectives in the priorities of the functional units.

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A simple structure
B
Specialization
C
A product-team structure
D
A simple ranking
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Question 16
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__________ such as project teams or planning committees is frequently used in functionally organized firms to enhance coordination and to facilitate understanding across functional areas.

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Integrating devices
B
Comprehensive mechanisms
C
Strategic tactics
D
Cost control methods
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Question 17
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When a firm diversifies,top management may be:

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Eliminated altogether
B
Burdened with too many tasks, including running the day-to-day business
C
Excluded from strategic decision making
D
Confronted with excessive coordination demands
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Question 18
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A _______ is one in which a set of relatively autonomous units are governed by a central corporate office but where each operation has its own functional specialists who provide products or services that are different from those of other operations.

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Divisional organizational structure
B
Matrix organizational structure
C
Functional organizational structure
D
Product-team structure
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Question 19
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Manufacturers often organize sales into divisions based on:

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Differences in the product's level of innovation
B
Differences in distribution channels
C
Differences in geographic appeal
D
Differences in financial needs
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Question 20
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A divisional structure allows corporate management to ________ for the strategic management of distinct business entities.

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A
Delegate responsibility
B
Delegate authority
C
Increase the number of managers
D
Be eliminated
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