Week 2 Part 1. 1. The concept that some leadership attributes will work in some situations but not in others can be described by the 2. Sam Meyers manages a telemarketing call center. He has 20 employees working for him who are displeased with the way he yells and threatens to terminate them for what they see as small issues. Which kind of power is Sam using to get the job done? 3. Which of the following is considered an organizational blueprint, which prescribes the quantity and time frame for when each end product will be assembled? 4. In performing a SWOT analysis, which of the following would be considered as a threat? 5. During the implementation of a project, which of the following should be the primary focus of a consulting firm? 6. Which of the following is considered a major process flow structure? 7. Some studies indicate the best approach for transformational change may have the chief executive officer create an atmosphere for change 8. Demings PDCA (plan, do, check, and act) cycle underlies what inherent Six Sigma principle? 9. What can affirmative action assist organizations in achieving that diversity initiatives cannot? 10. According to the job characteristics model, autonomy is defined as the degree to which 11. Active listening requires: 12. An example of control criteria that can be used in any situation is . 13. Because practical considerations make job tryouts for all candidates infeasible, it is necessary to the relative level of job performance for each candidate on the basis of available information. 14. Which of the following is ISO 14000 primarily concerned with? 15. Which of the following is a desirable strategy for managers aiming to reduce the negative consequences of rumors? 16. refers to an individuals belief that he or she is capable of performing a task. 17. When an employee volunteers to run a canned food drive, this is an example of 18. As a university student, your institutions social principles and practices reflect on you, as a stakeholder, in the organization. Therefore, it is your right to question how these practices should be evaluated in relation to the social issues that the school is addressing. If your university provides job-share programs, builds a day-care facility, and only uses recycled paper, it could be said to be . 19. A project can be segmented into which of the following? 20. In order to make their firm a learning organization, managers should 21. Conflicts can be resolved by withdrawing from them or suppressing them. This conflict-management technique is known as . 22. Adoration of a charismatic leader by followers can lead to 23. Which of the following statements is true with regard to the effectiveness of tactics? 24. is the biggest hurdle to overcome in a pay-for-performance plan. 25. Mary arrives at her new job. Before she can begin actually doing the work, she must complete a series of activities including role playing and virtual reality interactions. What type of training method does Marys new employer use? 26. In , workers have been fired for refusing to quit smoking, for living with someone without being married, drinking a competitors product, motorcycling, and other legal activities outside of work. 27. Which of the following is one of Dr. Eli Goldratts rules of production scheduling for optimized production technology? 28. The Civil Rights Act of 1991 offered what for victims of unintentional discrimination? 29. Which of the following is an element that addresses elimination of waste under lean production? 30. Training that results in is costly because of the cost of training (which proved to be useless) and the cost of hampered performance. Week 4 Part 2. 39 questions. 1. What decision criteria should managers use in selecting projects when there is not enough capital to invest in all available positive NPV projects? 2. TuleTime Comics is considering a new show that will generate annual cash flows of $100,000 into the infinite future. If the initial outlay for such a production is $1,500,000 and the appropriate discount rate is 6 percent for the cash flows, then what is the profitability index for the project? 3. M&M Proposition 1: Dynamo Corp. produces annual cash flows of $150 and is expected to exist forever. The company is currently financed with 75 percent equity and 25 percent debt. Your analysis tells you that the appropriate discount rates are 10 percent for the cash flows, and 7 percent for the debt. You currently own 10 percent of the stock. If Dynamo wishes to change its capital structure from 75 percent equity to 60 percent equity and use the debt proceeds to pay a special dividend to shareholders, how much debt should they use? 4. Gateway, Corp. has an inventory turnover of 5.6. What is the firms dayss sales in inventory? 5. If a companys weighted average cost of capital is less than the required return on equity, then the firm: 6. Teakap, Inc. has current assets of $1,456,312 and total assets of $4,812,369 for the year ending September 30, 2006. It also has current liabilities of $1,041,012, common equity of $1,500,000 and retained earnings of $1,468,347. How much long-term debt does the firm have? 7. Process costing is used when: 8. Horizontal analysis is a technique for evaluating a series of financial statement data over a period of time: 9. The process of evaluating financial data that change under alternative courses of action is called: 10. The most important information needed to determine if companies can pay their current obligations is the: 11. The group of users of accounting information charged with achieving the goals of the business is its: 12. Jack Robbins is saving for a new car. He needs to have $21,000 for the car in three years. How much will he have to invest today in an account paying 8 percent annually to achieve his target? (Round to nearest dollar) 13. Which of the following presents a summary of changes in a firms balance sheet from the beginning of an accounting period to the end of that accounting period? 14. Internal reports that review the actual impact of decisions are prepared by: 15. Which of the following financial statements is concerned with the company at a point in time? 16. The major element in budgetary control is: 17. When a company assigns the costs of direct materials, direct labor, and both variable and fixed manufacturing overhead to products, that company is using: 18. An activity that has a direct cause-effect relationship with the resources consumed is a(n): 19. Which of the following is an advantage of corporations relative to partnerships and sole proprietorships? 20. External financing needed: Jockey Company has total assets worth $4,417,665. At year-end it will have net income of $2,771,342 and pay out 60 percent as dividends. If the firm wants no external financing, what is the growth rate it can support? 21. Which of the following is considered a hybrid organizational form? 22. Jayadev Athreya has started his first job. He will invest $5,000 at the end of each year for the next 45 years in a fund that will earn a return of 10 percent. How much will Jayadev have at the end of 45 years? 23. Horizontal analysis is also known as: 24. A cost which remains constant per unit at various levels of activity is a: 25. The break-even point is where: 26. The convention of consistency refers to consistent use of accounting principles: 27. Your firm has an equity multiplier of 2.47. What is the debt-to-equity ratio? 28. Turnbull Corp. had an EBIT of $247 million in the last fiscal year. Its depreciation and amortization expenses amounted to $84 million. The firm has 135 million shares outstanding and a share price of $12.80. A competing firm that is very similar to Turnbull has an enterprise value/EBITDA multiple of 5.40. What is the enterprise value of Turnbull Corp.? Round to the nearest million dollars. 29. Serox stock was selling for $20 two years ago. The stock sold for $25 one year ago, and it is currently selling for $28. Serox pays a $1.10 dividend per year. What was the rate of return for owning Serox in the most recent year? (Round to the nearest percent.) 30. An unrealistic budget is more likely to result when it: 31. In a process cost system, product costs are summarized: 32. Ajax Corp. is expecting the following cash flows ? $79,000, $112,000, $164,000, $84,000, and $242,000 ? over the next five years. If the companys opportunity cost is 15 percent, what is the present value of these cash flows? (Round to the nearest dollar.) 33. Firms that achieve higher growth rates without seeking external financing: 34. Regatta, Inc., has six-year bonds outstanding that pay a 8.25 percent coupon rate. Investors buying the bond today can expect to earn a yield to maturity of 6.875 percent. What should the companys bonds be priced at today? Assume annual coupon payments. (Round to the nearest dollar.) 35. How firms estimate their cost of capital: The WACC for a firm is 13.00 percent. You know that the firms cost of debt capital is 10 percent and the cost of equity capital is 20% What proportion of the firm is financed with debt? 36. Variance reports are: 37. The accumulation of accounting data on the basis of the individual manager who has the authority to make day-to-day decisions about activities in an area is called: 38. Next year Jenkins Traders will pay a dividend of $3.00. It expects to increase its dividend by $0.25 in each of the following three years. If their required rate of return if 14 percent, what is the present value of their dividends over the next four years? 39. The cash conversion cycle? Week 6 Part 3 (30 MCQ) 1. The strategic factor that involves the beliefs, values, attitudes, opinions, and lifestyles of persons in the firms external environment, as developed from cultural, ecological, demographic, religious, educational, and ethnic conditioning. 2. This is a historically popular technique through which managers create a quick overview of a companys strategic situation?it is based on achieving a sound fit between internal resources and the external situation. 3. This is designed to check systematically and continuously whether the premises on which the strategy is based are still valid 4. What type of strategy consists of geographical pricing, price discounts and allowances, promotional pricing, and differentiated pricing? 5. A company that attempts to lead its industry in price and convenience by pursuing a focus on lean and efficient operations is pursuing what strategy? 6. One of the ways to change the course of a brand is to modify the product. Under product modification, adds size, weight, materials, supplements, and accessories that expand the products performance, versatility, safety, or convenience. 7. With as a target market strategy, the firm concentrates on serving many needs of a particular customer group. 8. The ability to meet humanitys needs without harming future generations is now a top priority in most corporate agenda 9. Marketers need to identify the hierarchy of attributes that guide consumer decision making in order to understand different competitive forces and how these various sets get formed. This process of identifying the hierarchy is called 10. How do functional tactics compare to business strategies? 11. A set of ideas on organizational control based on the belief that the separation of the ownership from management creates the potential for the wishes of owners to be ignored refers to 12. The marketing manager needs to know the cost of the research project before approving it. During which stage of the marketing research process would such a consideration most likely take place? 13. What is the perceived monetary value of the bundle of economic, functional, and psychological benefits customers expect from a given market offering because of the product, service, people, and image? 14. A valuable result of task environment analysis with respect to geographic, demographic, psychographic and buyer-behavior factors is called 15. Prestige LLC, a small company that manufactures specialty cereals and energy bars, wants to launch a ?green marketing program in response to heightened consumer awareness about environmental issues. What should the company do to maximize the programs chances of being successful? 16. Which control should periodically reassess its approach to the marketplace with a good marketing audit? 17. A company can learn a great deal by analyzing the degrees of brand loyalty. For example, can show the firm which brands are most competitive with its own. 18. Company Xs principal strength is its inbound and outbound logistics system; its relative weakness, however, is after-sales service. Its competitor, Company Y, however is often plagued with lagging shipments and an inflexible distribution setup. Company Y remains successful because it maintains a fully staffed service department and, as a result, the company is known for its dependable service. This type of analysis allows them to identify ways to build on relative strengths and avoid dependence on capabilities at which the other firm excels. 19. This is an important structural decision and resultant separate activities need to be coordinated and integrated back together as a whole so the business functions effectively. 20. Firms using this generic strategy attempt to build customer loyalty by stressing a specific product attribute above other product qualities 21. Under which of the following conditions is the frequency the most important factor in media selection? 22. A firm must know where to position its product based on price and 23. New-to-the-world products are . 24. Large-scale, future-oriented plans for interacting with the competitive environment to achieve the company objective refers to its 25. BMWs ?The ultimate driving machine, American Express ?Dont leave home without it, New York Times ?All the news thats fit to print, and AT&Ts ?Reach out and touch someone are all examples of . 26. These social responsibilities are those that are voluntarily assumed by a business or organization. They include public relations activities, good citizenship, and full corporate social responsibility. 27. When performing this analysis, it is good for strategic planners to consider similarities between the benefits the customers derive from the products and services that other firms offer. 28. Which component of a marketing audit includes major developments in income, prices, savings, and credit that affect the company? 29. When diversification involves additions of a business related to the firm in terms of technology, markets or products, it involves 30. Leaders galvanize commitment to embrace change through clarifying strategic intent, building an organization, and
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