MGT603- Strategic Management (Session - 1)
Question No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Various job titles of a strategist may include all of the following EXCEPT:
Chief executive officer
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
According to ‘Peter Drucker’, what is the prime task of strategic management?
To develop the vision of the business
Effectively evaluate the strategies
To think through the overall mission of a business P4
Develop alternative set of strategies
Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Strategist is an individual who is involved in the strategic management process, thus
may be known as:
Member board of director
All of the given options
Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
External opportunities and threats that can significantly benefit or harm an
organization may include all of the following EXCEPT:
Research and development P7
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
The S & T Organization has an established "game plan" for its business operations.
This game plan reflects the company's awareness of how and where it should
compete and against whom the competition should take place. It can be stated that
this organization has an established
Goal not sure
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Identify the term that is known as a “mean of providing guidance to actions and
procedures, including how resources are to be allocated and how tasks assigned to
the organization might be accomplished”.
Broadly defined, policy refers to specific guidelines, methods, procedures, rules, forms, and administrative practices established to support and encourage work toward stated goals. Policies are instruments for strategy implementation.
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
All of the following statements are true about a firm’s mission statement EXCEPT:
A mission statement directly contributes positively to financial performance P25
A mission statement does not directly contribute positively to financial performance
A mission statement should not provide useful criteria for selecting among
Primary reason to develop a mission statement is not to attract the customers
Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
All of the following external forces directly affect an organization EXCEPT:
Market segmentation strategies
Types of products/services offered
Management structure of an organization P28
Choice of businesses to acquire or sell
Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
“If a strategist has identified that the market growth rate is 8 %, the number of
sellers in industry are 52 and the industry's products are differentiated.” Which of
the following industry's success factor he is exploring?
Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Suppose, the value of the currency of a certain country falls, what can be the effect
on companies in Different Industries and in Different Locations in that country
Significant and equal
Marginal and equal
Significant and unequal
Insignificant and unequal
Question No: 11 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which one variable falls under the category of the Social, Cultural, Demographic,
and Environmental Variable?
Propensity of people to spend
Buying habits P34
Level of disposable income
Income differences by region
Question No: 12 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Local, state, and national elections, world oil, currency, and labor markets, number
of patents, special tariffs are the examples of which one of the following?
Political, governmental, and legal forces P37
Social, cultural and, demographic forces
Question No: 13 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following best describes this statement; “A systematic and ethical
process for gathering and analyzing information about the competition’s activities
and general business trends to further a business’ own goals”?
Competitive intelligence program P43
Question No: 14 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following can be considered as barriers to entering a market or
The lack of economies of scale and experience and low levels of brand loyalty
The presence of large number of rivals already in the industry (not sure)
Relatively large capital requirements and industry have economies of scale
The absence of tariffs, trade restrictions, and/or government-mandated regulations
Question No: 15 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Supplier bargaining power is not likely to pose strong competitive pressure when
which of the following situation is prevailing?
Buying firms are looking for suppliers with superior just-in-time supply
capabilities and low prices
The suppliers furnish a critical part or component that is in relatively short supply
Buying firms collaborate closely with their key suppliers to achieve mutual
The products of alternative suppliers are highly differentiated, making the cost of
switching relatively high (not sure)
Question No: 16 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following is a collection of firms that offers similar products or services?
such as IBM, Apple, and Dell?
Question No: 17 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
While preparing an External Factor Evaluation Matrix, a total score of 0.8 indicates
Firm is taking advantages of strengths and avoiding threats
Firm is taking no advantage of opportunities and is avoiding threats
Firm is not taking advantages of opportunities and is not avoiding threats P45
Firm is taking advantage of opportunities and is avoiding the threats
Question No: 18 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Assigning rating '2' to an internal factor in IFE matrix indicates what?
Minor weakness P47
Question No: 19 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following are signs of weakness in a company's competitive position?
A return-on-equity is below 25% and earnings per share is less than Rs. 2.00
A price set by the firm higher than the market leader
A declining market share, poor product quality and few sales in market
Lower revenues and profit margin and narrow product line than the market leader
Question No: 20 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
What is the essential bridge between the present and the future that increases the
likelihood of achieving desired results?
Planning is the: Start of the process
Bridge between present and future, Increases likelihood of achieving desired results
Question No: 21 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Sana has spent a day in a session where the future of her company was discussed.
The people involved were trying to determine what the role of their company was as
the 21st century approaches. Goals were then developed based upon their vision of
the company's mission. Sana spent her day on which of the following process?
Question No: 22 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
How Synergy can numerically be expressed?
2+2=5 POSITIVE SYNERGY
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Question No: 23 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following can reveal the demographic characteristics of an organization’s?
The information generated by customer analysis can be essential in developing an effective mission statement. Customer Profiles can reveal the demographic characteristics of an organization's customers. P61
Question No: 24 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Test marketing is commonly applied by which of the following companies?
Industrial goods companies
Consumer goods companies P62
Public sector companies
Private sector companies
Question No: 25 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
All of the following are the consideration for a company when conducting test
What advertising channel should be used for test? P61
How many cities to include for test?
What information to collect during the test?
What action to take after the test has been completed?
Question No: 26 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following ratios is least likely to be helpful in evaluating a firm’s decision?
Long-Term Debt-to-Equity Ratio
Three financial ratios that are helpful in evaluating a firm's dividend decisions are the earnings-per share Ratio, the dividends-per-share ratio, and the price-earnings ratio.
Question No: 27 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Debt-to-equity ratio is one of the types of which ratios?
Question No: 28 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
In strategy formulation phase, what can be the problem when only financial ratios
are used to measure organizational performance?
They need to be compared with competitors’
They are only understandable by accountants
There are many different measures available
The measures are usually inconsistent
Question No: 29 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
All of the following are functional support roles of Management Information System
Recording and storing accounting records
Recording and storing inventory data
Recording and storing business intelligence data
The enhanced ability to explore "what if"
(See p82 Topic functional support roles)
Question No: 30 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
------------------ become/s information only when it/they is/are evaluated, filtered,
condensed, analyzed and organized for a specific purpose, problem, individual, or
Data becomes information only when it is evaluated, filtered, condensed, analyzed, and organized for a specific purpose, problem, individual, or time
Question No: 31 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following is a drawback or limitation of Horizontal Integration?
Synergies may be more imaginary than real
It can increase suppliers' and buyers' bargaining power
Economies of scale are likely to be decreased
Both the first & third options are correct
Disadvantage of Horizontal integration:
Synergies maybe more imaginary than real
Substitutes market is often very different. Challenge occurs to management during acquisition.
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Question No: 32 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
The business strategy decided upon by ABC Corporation is one that engages it in
production of goods that are low in cost as compared to its competitors. ABC
Company is perusing which one of the following strategy?
Cost leadership strategy (see topic p85)
Question No: 33 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Where usage rate of present customers of the company can be increased
significantly and the current markets are not saturated, which strategy would be
effective for the company to follow?
Four guidelines when market penetration may be an especially effective strategy are:
Current markets not saturated
Usage rate of present customers can be increased significantly
Market shares of competitors declining while total industry sales increasing
Increased economies of scale provide major competitive advantages
Question No: 34 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the followings involves the substantial modification of existing products or
the creation of new but related products that can be marketed to current customers
through established channels?
Product development is a strategy that seeks increased sales by improving or modifying present products or services.
Question No: 35 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Rose Company markets new products or services that have no technological or
commercial synergies with current products, but which may appeal to new groups
of customers. Which strategy is being adopted by Rose Company?
Conglomerate diversification means Adding new, unrelated products or services for new customer.
Question No: 36 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
XYZ Corporation has decided to cut back on its product lines and to reduce the size
of its operations because it can support no longer commitments needed to sustain it.
XYZ is going to pursue which of the following strategy?
Regrouping through cost and asset reduction to reverse declining sales and Profit
Question No: 37 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Ahmad Textiles and Superior Textiles have come with each other in cross-manufacturing agreement, the firms are going for which of the following?
Joint venture (Not sure)
Question No: 38 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Mergers and acquisitions are created for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:
For gaining new technology
For reduction of tax obligations
For gaining economies of scale
For increase in number of employees
Ref: Some of the potential advantages of mergers and acquisitions include achieving economies of scale, combining complementary resources, garnering tax advantages, and eliminating inefficiencies.
Question No: 39 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following enables the firm to create superior value for its customers
and superior profits for itself in comparison to its rival firms?
Differential advantage P87
Question No: 40 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Non-financial benefits of strategic management include all of the following
Enhanced awareness of threats
Reduced resistance to change
Increase in sales P11
Better awareness of external threats
Question No: 41 ( Marks: 5 )
A good mission statement should include “Customer orientation”, what does it
mean? Explain it with the help of simple examples.
Question No: 42 ( Marks: 5 )
What are strengths and weaknesses of an organization? Explain with the help of