FIU : MAN 3025 Final Exam
Within a global context, ________ include the rules, policies, and enforcement processes that influence the behavior of individuals and organizations within a country.
Effective managers ________.
|accept existing resource limits and coworkers’ levels of motivation|
|use resources to maximize the achievement of the organization’s goals++|
|prefer working alone rather than with groups or other individuals|
|all of these–|
A supervisor lacks initiative in developing new programs. She is also a poor communicator who does little to inspire subordinates. This supervisor lacks ________.
Strategic plans have ________.
|low levels of interdependence|
|moderate interdependence and cross-functional relevance|
|a narrow scope, a departmental focus, and a short time frame|
|the potential to dramatically impact the survival and success of the organization++|
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs includes all of the following categories EXCEPT ________.
The term “bamboo ceiling” refers to ________.
|the exclusion of host nationals from strategic decision making in centrally controlled Japanese subsidiaries++|
|the reluctance of Japanese managers to allow centralized decision making among their subordinates|
|the lack of information flow from the Japanese-owned subsidiaries in foreign countries back to headquarters in Japan|
|the tendency of Japanese firms to delegate decisions more frequently than European or American firms|
When companies reward employees who report valid claims of corporate unethical conduct, what are they clearly encouraging?
|pay for performance|
What is meant by the term “unity of command”?
|the idea that the line of authority should be clear and direct|
|the idea that interdependence within a firm should be kept to a minimum|
|the idea that managers should have a limited span of control|
|the idea that every employee should have one, and only one, boss++|
When managers decide that organizational change is needed, they can focus their change efforts on ________.
|shared values and culture|
|all of these++|
Japanese multinational firms tend to operate as ________, announcing decisions from home offices to subsidiaries. European multinational operations tend to operate as ________, pushing decision-making authority to the lowest possible level.
|centralized organizations; decentralized organizations++|
|decentralized organizations; centralized organizations–|
|functional organizations; geographic organizations|
|geographic organizations; functional organizations|
Google’s purchase of YouTube exemplifies its ________ of the need to enhance its mission of organizing the world’s information and making it universally useful and accessible.
The term “manager” refers to anyone ________.
|who is not a member of a labor union|
|who is a member of an organization|
|who is involved in implementing the firm’s strategic plan–|
|who has designated responsibilities for carrying out managerial activities++|
If Misha Kuryla-Gomez could start her business all over again, the one thing she might change is _____.
|Some of her personnel choices++|
|The name of her company|
|The location of her shop|
|The price points of her cupcakes|
Culture has been defined as the part of the human repertoire which is _____ as opposed to ______ transmitted.
|socially; genetically ++|
Within the context of the utilitarian approach to ethical decision making, why is it difficult to determine which action would result in the “greatest good”?
|some things are just “right” or “wrong,” independent of outcomes–|
|all rights are based on freedom and autonomy, not “goodness” or “badness”|
|the “goodness” or “badness” of an outcome is often subjective++|
|whether an action is good or bad is superfluous to judging its effects|
ABC Enterprises plans to assign the duty of reviewing its quarterly budget to six of its employees. These employees will be members of a ________.