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Managing and Organizations

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Quiz 14 :

Managing Organizational Design

Quiz 14 :

Managing Organizational Design

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The Aston researchers identified five variables drawn from Max Weber's initial list of fifteen.______ refers to the extent to which the organization ensures that decision-making is referred to the apex of the organization,or distributed across lower levels.
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D

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Joan Woodward classified contingent technologies into three categories.What term did she use to categorize technology in organizations where production involved fewer customers but larger production runs?
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B

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A mechanistic organizational design is typified by high levels of ______.
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B

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The belief in causality,which suggests that some variables will affect other variables in specific and predictable ways,and that we should objectively identify and measure those variables in organization which have such relationships,is a hallmark of ______?
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The Aston researchers identified five variables drawn from Max Weber's initial list of fifteen.______ refers to the extent to which the organization's range of actions and procedures are covered by formal policies and agreements.
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As organizations grow,they will tend towards bureaucracy.Such a prediction assumes organization design is contingent upon ______.
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According to Burns and Stalker,organizations that exist in stable,routine environments are more likely to have ______.
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An organic organizational design is typified by extensive levels of ______.
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Joan Woodward classified contingent technologies into three categories.What term did she use to categorize technology in organizations where production is usually on a continuous 24/7 basis and concentration is on meeting standards and specifications?
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Which of the following is a key 'contingency'?
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According to Burns and Stalker,organizations that exist in dynamic,uncertain and unpredictable environments are more likely to have ______.
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Contingency theory asserts that the mechanisms that regulate organizations are the result of the interactive effect between the structure and function of the organization.What is the term commonly used for this approach?
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Joan Woodward classified contingent technologies into three categories.What term did she use to categorize technology in organizations where production involved tailored designs for different customers with small production runs?
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The Aston researchers identified five variables drawn from Max Weber's initial list of fifteen.Which of the following is NOT one of the five?
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Who are the two Scottish researchers who argued organizations are variable structures which are primarily contingent upon their environment?
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An organization operating in an industry whose market environment is characterized by predictability,certainty and stability will tend towards bureaucracy.Such a prediction assumes organization design is contingent upon ______.
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Which of the following is NOT central to the concept of structural functionalism?
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In management and organization theory what is the term for something which managers cannot avoid?
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The Aston researchers identified five variables drawn from Max Weber's initial list of fifteen.______ refers to the extent to which the organization had lots of job descriptions and designs.
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An organization that adopts technologies that routinize and standardize processes will tend towards bureaucracy.Such a prediction assumes organization design is contingent upon ______.
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