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Organizational Behaviour Study Set 2

Business

Quiz 14 :

Organizational Structure

Quiz 14 :

Organizational Structure

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Which of the following statements concerning the external environment is TRUE?
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Environmental uncertainty exists when an organization is vague, difficult to diagnose, and ________.
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unpredictable

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Events in various components of the environment provide both ________ and opportunities for organizations.
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constraints

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The most ________ environment is complex and dynamic.
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As uncertainty decreases, cause-and-effect relationships become less clear.
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________ systems take inputs from the external environment, transform some of these inputs, and send them back into the environment as outputs.
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Other things equal, which of the following organizational environments is most uncertain?
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Legal regulations are most likely a part of which environmental component faced by a business firm?
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Coping may be oriented towards changing the environment.
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Parties or organizations other than direct competitors that have some vested interest in how an organization is managed are called ________.
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The most uncertain environments are complex and dynamic.
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Environmental uncertainty and resource dependence are highly correlated-the more uncertain the environment, the more the firms facing this uncertainty are resource dependent.
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The components of a highly dynamic environment
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The concept of resource dependence shows how organizations are totally at the mercy of their environments.
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What is the relationship between resource dependence and environmental uncertainty?
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By definition, open systems
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Resource dependence is dependent on environmental uncertainty.
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Which of the following is most accurate?
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As defined and described in the text, interest groups do NOT
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Resource dependency and environmental uncertainty mean the same thing.
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