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PostSubject: MGT603 TODAY PAPER 2010   Thu May 27, 2010 9:19 pm

Question No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. Long-term objectives includes all of the following except:

► Measurable

► Reasonable

► Varying

► Consistent



Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. Which of the following is not included in the strategic management model?

► Measure and evaluate performance

► Establish long-term objectives

► Develop mission and vision statements

► Perform internal research to identify customers



Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. Which component of a mission statement addresses the basic beliefs, values, aspirations, and ethical priorities of the firm?

► Technology

► Philosophy

► Customers

► Self-concept



Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. “Identifying and evaluating social, political, economic, technological and competitive trends and events”; which of the followings best describes this statement?

► Developing an effective mission statement

► Conducting an internal audit

► Performing an external audit

► Formulating strategy



Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. The purpose of an external audit is to prepare a list of which of the following?

► Opportunities and weaknesses

► Threats and strengths

► Opportunities and threats

► Strengths and weaknesses



Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. Rehman industries, a leading firm of the industry is analyzing the technological forces for the firm which may provide it opportunities and threats for which stage/s of strategic management process?

► Strategy formulation

► Strategy implementation

► Strategy evaluation

► All of the given options



Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. Use of the Internet and Internet technologies can be integrated into the sales of on-line as well as off-line business and marketing portion of the value chain through which of the following?

► Through software that permits customers to specify build-to-order options

► Through online product catalogs containing rich product information and specifications

► Via online price quotes and online announcements of special sales and promotions

► All of the given options



Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. 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”?

► External assessment

► Industry analysis

► Competitive intelligence program

► Business ethics



Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. Which one of the following is NOT is a basic mission of a competitive intelligence program?

► To provide a general understanding of an industry

► To provide a general understanding of a company's competitors

► To identify industry executives who could be hired by the firm

► To identify potential moves a competitor might make that would endanger a firm



Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. Which of the following statements is correct in relation to the Five Forces framework?

► The framework is a means of identifying the forces which affect the level of competition in an industry

► The framework identifies the major stakeholders of an organization

► The framework assists in developing a broad perspective on the environment within which an organization operates

► It is not appropriate in public sector management and for small organizations



Question No: 11 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. While preparing an External Factor Evaluation Matrix, a total score of 0.8 indicates that:

► 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

► Firm is taking advantage of opportunities and is avoiding the threats



Question No: 12 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. Internal analysis involves gathering and analyzing information about all areas of a firm expect:

► Research and development

► Management information system

► Marketing

► Competitors



Question No: 13 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. All of the following are included in the five functions of the management process except:

► Planning

► Organizing

► Leading

► Delegating



Question No: 14 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. One of the top level manager of a large manufacturing plant uses to spend her day trying to ensure that the material wastage is not more than 10%. She spends her day in performing which of the following management functions?

► Planning

► Organizing

► Leading

► Controlling



Question No: 15 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. Waseem & Sons primarily want to gain control over the prices charged to consumers. What strategy will most likely be followed by Waseem & Sons?

► Market penetration

► Product development

► Forward integration

► Concentric Diversification



Question No: 16 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. The IFE matrix summarizes and evaluates which factors in the functional areas of a business?

► Opportunities and threats

► Strengths and weaknesses

► Strengths and threats

► Opportunities and weaknesses



Question No: 17 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. What is meant by Focused Differentiation?

► Concentrating on a particular feature of a product or service to achieve differentiation

► Concentrating on differentiation as the primary means of achieving competitive advantage

► Providing a high perceived value product to a selected market segment which justifies a substantial price premium

► Simultaneously seeking to achieve differentiation and a price lower than that of competitors



Question No: 18 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. Khawar Garments, a domestic firm begins to export to India, it is an example of which of the following?

► Horizontal integration

► Market development

► Forward integration

► Concentric diversification



Question No: 19 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. Under which of the following conditions, Concentric Diversification would be particularly an effective strategy to pursue?

► When an organization has grown so large so quickly that major internal reorganization is needed

► When sales of current products would increase intensively by adding the new related products

► When revenues from current products/services would increase significantly by adding the new unrelated products

► When current products are in maturity stage of the product life cycle



Question No: 20 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. The company acquires or develops new products that could appeal to its current customer groups even though those new products may be technologically unrelated to the existing product lines. Which of the following best describes the statement?

► Retrenchment

► Horizontal diversification

► Market development

► Horizontal integration



Question No: 21 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. Abdullah Group of Industries is involved in the sale of its marginal business. It is most likely to say that Abdullah Group is implementing _____________________ strategy.

► Join venture

► Acquisition

► Liquidation

► Retrenchment



Question No: 22 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. 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



Question No: 23 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. In which of the given phases of strategic management, strategies are put into action?

► Strategy formulation

► Strategy implementation

► Strategy evaluation

► All of the given options



Question No: 24 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. ______________ is the principle of conduct that guides decision-making.

► Human rights

► Business ethics

► The constitution

► Social responsibility



Question No: 25 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. Which of the following should be created first and foremost by a strategist?

► Strategy

► Objectives

► Vision

► Mission



Question No: 26 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. Which of the following is FALSE about vision and mission statements?

► Vision statement gives the overall purpose of an organization while a mission statement describes a picture of the preferred future

► A vision statement describes how the future will look if the organization achieves its mission and a mission statement explains what the organization does

► Mission statement answers the questions what is our business and the vision statement answers the question what do we want to become

► Mission statement explains the current position and activities of a firm whereas vision statement explains the future objective



Question No: 27 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. Which of the following is NOT a key question that can reveal internal strengths and weaknesses of the marketing department?

► Does the firm have effective sales?

► Are markets segmented effectively?

► Are the firm's products and services priced appropriately?

► Does the firm have good liquidity?



Question No: 28 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Your browser may not support display of this image. “A desired future state that the organization attempts to realize”. Identify the term relevant to the given statement.

► Goal

► Strategy

► Policy

► Procedure



Question No: 29 ( Marks: 3 )

Your browser may not support display of this image. What activities are performed in strategy evaluation stage under controlling function of management?



Controlling function of management includes all those activities undertaken to ensure that actual operations conform to planned operations. Controlling function of management is particularly important for effective strategy evaluation. Controlling function of management has the following activities in strategy evaluation.

1. Establishing performance standards

2. Measuring individual and organizational performance

3. Taking corrective actions

4. Comparing actual performance to planned performance standards

Question No: 30 ( Marks: 3 )

Your browser may not support display of this image. In your opinion, what can be the circumstances when a Low Cost Producer in an industry brings effectiveness?

The circumstances will be for high cost producers because, when low cost producer come into market. Its costumers will be increased. Also low-cost producer would generally have a higher profit margin.



Question No: 31 ( Marks: 5 )

Your browser may not support display of this image. What are the major stakeholders that affect pricing decisions?

Following are the five major stakeholders which affect pricing decisions.

1. Governments

2. Suppliers

3. Distributors

4. Consumers

5. Competitors



Question No: 32 ( Marks: 5 )

Your browser may not support display of this image. Mergers or acquisitions are the methods by which two companies combine to form a larger company. What can be the reasons for acheiving mergers or acquisitions?


The 1st reason for acquisition and merger to combine is that they believe that synergy exist and by joining both of us can achieve something more than we can get individually.

Acquisition and merger join to spread its risks and exploit new markets.

Acquisition is essential for growth.

Companies seek an acquisition because they believe that a good investment is capable of generating a high return for the parent company's shareholders.


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PostSubject: Re: MGT603 TODAY PAPER 2010   Sat May 29, 2010 4:52 pm

Question No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Various job titles of a strategist may include all of the following EXCEPT:
► Owner
► Foreman
► Chancellor
► Chief executive officer

Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Long-term objectives includes all of the following EXCEPT:
► Measurable
► Reasonable
► Varying
► Consistent

Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
All of these are pitfalls of an organization in strategic planning EXCEPT:
► Failing to involve key employees in all phases of planning
► Using strategic planning to gain control over decisions and resources
► Using plans as a standard for measuring performance
► Being so formal in planning that flexibility and creativity are stifled

Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
The organizations that conduct business operations across national borders are known as:
► Multinational corporations
► Domestic firms
► Strategic alliances
► Franchises

Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
A mission statement should “reconcile interests among diverse stakeholders”. What does it mean?
► All shareholders must be satisfied
► Shareholders should be given preference over customers
► Firm will devote attention to meeting claims of various stakeholders
► Firm will devote its attention towards the maximization of shareholders value

Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which component of a mission statement addresses the basic beliefs, values, aspirations, and ethical priorities of the firm?
► Technology
► Philosophy
► Customers
► Self-concept

Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
“Identifying and evaluating social, political, economic, technological and competitive trends and events”; which of the followings best describes this statement?
► Developing an effective mission statement
► Conducting an internal audit
► Performing an external audit
► Formulating strategy

Question No: 8 ( 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 respectively?
► Significant and equal
► Marginal and equal
► Significant and unequal
► Insignificant and unequal

Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
What will happen to the Pakistani exports in overseas markets when there is a strong value of rupee?
► Pakistani exports will be less expensive
► Pakistani exports will be more expensive
► Pakistani exports will be more attractive
► Pakistani exports will be desirable

Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Use of the Internet and Internet technologies can be integrated into the sales of on-line as well as off-line business and marketing portion of the value chain through which of the following?
► Through software that permits customers to specify build-to-order options
► Through online product catalogs containing rich product information and specifications
► Via online price quotes and online announcements of special sales and promotions
► All of the given options

Question No: 11 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Assigning rating '2' to an internal factor in IFE matrix indicates what?
► Major weakness
► Minor weakness
► Minor strength
► Major strength

Question No: 12 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
As managers move up the organization, they perform which of the management function more?
► Leading
► Controlling
► Organizing
► Planning

Question No: 13 ( 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?
► Planning
► Organizing
► Leading
► Controlling

Question No: 14 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
One of the top level manager of a large manufacturing plant uses to spend her day trying to ensure that the material wastage is not more than 10%. She spends her day in performing which of the following management functions?
► Planning
► Organizing
► Leading
► Controlling

Question No: 15 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following allows an organization to test alternative marketing plans and to forecast future sales of new products?
► Marketing
► Advertisement
► Test marketing
► Customer analysis

Question No: 16 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following has/have been successful in determining R&D budget allocations?
► Financing as many project proposals as possible
► Budgeting for R&D about what competitors spend
► Deciding how many successful new products are needed
► All of the given options

Question No: 17 ( 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

Question No: 18 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
In which situation would horizontal integration be an especially effective strategy?
► When an organization can gain monopolistic characteristics without being challenged by the federal government
► When decreased economies of scale provide major competitive advantages
► When an organization has neither the capital nor human talent needed to successfully manage an expanded organization
► When competitors are succeeding due to managerial expertise or having particular resources

Question No: 19 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Defensive strategies include all of the following EXCEPT:
► Retrenchment
► Acquisition
► Divestiture
► Liquidation

Question No: 20 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which strategy should be implemented when a division is responsible for an organization’s overall poor performance?
► Divestiture
► Forward integration
► Cost leadership
► Related diversification

Question No: 21 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following is NOT the reason to go for divestiture?
► When firm has pursued retrenchment but failed to attain needed improvements
► When the availability of quality distributors is too limited
► When a division needs more resources than the firm can provide
► When a division is responsible for the firm’s overall poor performance

Question No: 22 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
A joining of two companies through one company buying more than one half of the other company's stocks is known as:
► Monopolization
► A spin-off
► An acquisition
► A merger

Question No: 23 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following statements is TRUE about company’s strategies?
► Company strategies concern how to grow the business, how to out-compete rivals, how to satisfy customers
► Company strategies concern when to change the company's strategic vision and business model
► Company strategies concern whether to focus on achieving short-run performance targets or on long-range
► Company strategies concern performance targets and how much organizational stretch to build in

Question No: 24 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following is a key merit of strategic management?
► Strategic management enables an organization to be proactive
► Strategic management enables an organization to avoid the threats
► Strategic management enables an organization to defeat their competitors
► Strategic management enables an organization to foresee into the future

Question No: 25 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following statements describes a company's strategic vision?
► Gives a broad, aspiration image of the future that an organization is aiming to achieve
► Sets forth the long-range financial and strategic performance targets that organization seeks to achieve
► Indicates the boundaries of the company's present business
► Reflects how strategic objectives are to be achieved

Question No: 26 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following is NOT a key question that can reveal internal strengths and weaknesses of the marketing department?
► Does the firm have effective sales?
► Are markets segmented effectively?
► Are the firm’s products and services priced appropriately?
► Does the firm have good liquidity?

Question No: 27 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
The corporate social policy should be reaffirmed or changed during which phase of strategic management?
► Strategy control
► Strategy implementation
► Strategy formulation
► Strategy evaluation

Question No: 28 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
All of the following are the circumstances when forward integration strategies are beneficial to be practiced EXCEPT:
► Availability of quality distributors is limited
► Existing markets for present products are saturated
► Advantages of stable production are high
► Present distributors have high profit margins

Question No: 29 ( Marks: 3 )
What is the significance of Research and Development for an organization?

Question No: 30 ( Marks: 3 )
What should be the characteristics of a firm that is successfully pursuing a Cost Leadership Strategy? Enlist any six of them.

Question No: 31 ( Marks: 5 )
What are the five forces of Porter’s Five Forces Model?

Question No: 32 ( Marks: 5 )
Explain Merger and Acquisition with the help of examples (examples should be related to a multinational or local company operating in Pakistan)?


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