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Strategic Management Questions and Answers

Question 33

Which TWO of the following are economic factors?

Options:

A.

Change of government

B.

Interest rates

C.

Obsolescence

D.

Exchange rates

E.

Demographic change

Question 34

In respect of mission statements, place the word "characteristic" or "purpose" against the relevant activity.

Options:

Question 35

JJJ is a private company belonging to a famous former athlete. It operates gyms and fitness clubs across its home country. Each gym or fitness club is treated as a profit centre and the manager of each centre is paid bonuses based on its financial performance.

 

Three years ago it introduced multidimensional performance measures into its management control systems. These measure capacity utilisation, financial performance, competitiveness, innovation, and the flexibility of its centres to cope with changing demands.

 

The managers of its centres have been leaving at a very high rate over the last two years. They have claimed that the measures are too open to interpretation and when they think they are improving the centre's performance they are told they are doing the wrong thing. They also complain that the managers in the centres near big cities find it much easier to reach their targets than the managers of other centres.

 

Using Fitzgerald and Moon's Building Block model,  where does the problem lie?

Options:

A.

Standards and Rewards

B.

Dimensions and Rewards

C.

Dimensions and Standards

D.

Standards, Dimensions and Rewards

Question 36

Porter's Generic Strategies are often applied within an Organization's value chain, in order to organise the value-adding activities to support the chosen strategy.

Place the Generic Strategy which best defines the strategic approach being taken against each of the activities listed below.

Options:

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