International Business A Managerial Perspective

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Quiz 14 :
International Organization Design and Control

Quiz 14 :
International Organization Design and Control

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________ is the overall pattern of structural components and configurations used to manage the total organization.
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What is another name for organizational design?
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D

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A study of design changes found that most firms make major design changes about every ________.
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C

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Tasks are assigned, resources are allocated and performance expectations are established through ________.
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Apex Enterprises has recently started to engage in a small amount of direct exporting. As a result, Apex managers have delegated responsibilities for processing international orders to individuals within the production department. Which of the following is most likely used by Apex?
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The ________ is typical for a firm with only a small level of international activity.
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The ________ takes responsibility for overseeing international operations, marketing products, processing orders, working with foreign distributors, and arranging financing when necessary.
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The ________ allows a firm to concentrate resources and create specialized programs targeted on international business activity while simultaneously keeping that activity segregated from the firm's ongoing domestic activities.
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A firm would most likely establish an international division when ________.
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The corollary approach is the final evolution a firm takes to become a global organization.
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An important characteristic of a successful firm is its ability to match its strategy with a compatible organizational design.
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The most complex form of international organizational design is the global matrix design.
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There is no one single best form of organizational design for a global business.
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What are the four functions of organizational design?
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What are the typical levels a firm goes through with regard to its organizational design as it transitions from domestic to international to global? What are the three managerial philosophies that guide organization design? Briefly explain when each philosophy is appropriate.
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Area knowledge refers to the idea that managers must ________.
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Product knowledge refers to the idea that managers must ________.
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Functional knowledge refers to the idea that managers must ________.
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Which of the following is one of the managerial philosophies that guide the approach to functions like organizational design and marketing?
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The ethnocentric approach to management is most likely used by firms that ________.
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