Chapter 06

Inner Anatomy

  


Multiple Dainty Questions
 

1. (p. 138) The predissituation to consteadfast the condition quo and aggravatesight signals that fluctuate is demanded is called: 
A. Management myopia
B. Environmental awareness
C. Management long-sightedness
D. Subjective management

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 1
 

2. (p. 140) SWOT anatomy’s esteem and continued verification is ground in its: 
A. Complexity
B. Difficulty
C. Simplicity
D. Short-sighted essence

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 1
 

3. (p. 140) What own strategists sought in frameworks too SWOT restraint conducting inner anatomy? 
A. They own sought to obtain hither component from other frameworks
B. They own sought that the frameworks be aggravate comprehensive
C. They own sought a hither collective framework
D. They own sought to amend declaration restraint inner factors in imponderous of palpeffectual factors

 


Difficulty: Perplexing
Learning Objective: 1
 

 

4. (p. 140) _______ lights a steadfast as a sequential arrangement of esteem-creating activities. 
A. Resource-domiciled anatomy
B. Esteem fetter anatomy
C. SWOT anatomy
D. Primitive inner anatomy

 


Difficulty: Lenient
Learning Objective: 2
 

5. (p. 140) Common to integral the approximationes to inner anatomy is: 
A. The verification of meaningful gauges restraint harmoniousity in inner anatomy
B. The verification of palpeffectual factors of anatomy
C. The arrangement top of light
D. Management traffic myopia

 


Difficulty: Perplexing
Learning Objective: 2
 

6. (p. 140) ________ is a unvarnishedly common technique through which managers cem a irascible aggravatelight of a fraternity’s strategic top—it is domiciled on achieving a gauge match betwixt inner instrument and the palpeffectual top. 
A. Inner anatomy
B. Palpeffectual anatomy
C. Esteem fetter anatomy
D. SWOT anatomy

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 1
 

7. (p. 140) A(n) ________ is a elder indulgent top in a steadfast’s environment. 
A. Esteem fetter
B. Strength
C. Opportunity
D. Capability

 


Difficulty: Lenient
Learning Objective: 1
 

 

8. (p. 140) A(n) ______ is a elder unindulgent top in a steadfast’s environment. 
A. Weakness
B. Core agency
C. Competitive accelerationlessness
D. Threat

 


Difficulty: Lenient
Learning Objective: 1
 

9. (p. 140) Which of the subjoined is NOT an specimen of an turn restraint the steadfast? 
A. Identification of a previously slighted traffic segment
B. Improved buyer or supplier relationships
C. Positive fluctuates in regulatory circumstances
D. Strong estimation and picture with a clew demographic

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 1
 

10. (p. 141) A(n) ______ is a contrivance or talent inferior by or gaineffectual to a steadfast that gives it an practice referring-to to its rivals in convocation the demands of the customers it serves. 
A. Competence
B. Strength
C. Opportunity
D. Competitive practice

 


Difficulty: Lenient
Learning Objective: 1
 

 

11. (p. 141) A(n) _______ is a backwardness or want in uncommon or aggravate of a steadfast’s instrument or capabilities referring-to to its rivals that cems a dispractice in effectively convocation customer demands. 
A. Weakness
B. Threat
C. Competitive condition
D. Marginal contrivance

 


Difficulty: Lenient
Learning Objective: 1
 

12. (p. 141) Consider e-Pixels, a fraternity that produces miniature digital video cameras that indication lenient downloads and uplinks to computers. Which of the subjoined represents a undeveloped agency restraint the steadfast? 
A. Brand name
B. Digitalization of most types of media
C. Growing global computer companies with harmonious technology
D. Scant trial with video technology

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 1
 

13. (p. 142) According to a SWOT anatomy diagram, what temporization does Cell 1 referablewithstandingtress? 
A. Aggressive
B. Turnaround
C. Defensive
D. Diversification

 


Difficulty: Perplexing
Learning Objective: 1
 

 

14. (p. 142) The cells on the left policy of the SWOT diagram are twain characterized by: 
A. Substantial inner agencys
B. Close environmental opportunities
C. Nice inner imbecilenesses
D. Elder environmental threats

 


Difficulty: Perplexing
Learning Objective: 1
 

15. (p. 142) Which cell in the SWOT anatomy diagram is the most indulgent top? 
A. Cell 1
B. Cell 2
C. Cell 3
D. Cell 4

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 1
 

16. (p. 142) ________ represents the meanest indulgent top, with the steadfast oppositeness elder environmental threats from a imbecile contrivance situation. 
A. Cell 1
B. Cell 2
C. Cell 3
D. Cell 4

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 1
 

17. (p. 142) Which cell referablewithstandingtresss a turnaround-oriented temporization? 
A. Cell 2
B. Cell 3
C. Cell 4
D. Cell 1

 


Difficulty: Perplexing
Learning Objective: 1
 

 

18. (p. 142) Which of the subjoined describes the top restraint a steadfast in Cell 2? 
A. The steadfast aspects various environmental opportunities and has close agencys that tolerate whim of those opportunities
B. The steadfast aspects elder environmental threats from a imbecile contrivance situation
C. The steadfast has signed various clew agencys, referablewithstanding aspects an unindulgent environment
D. The steadfast aspects weighty traffic turn, referablewithstanding is ceced by imbecile inner instrument

 


Difficulty: Perplexing
Learning Objective: 1
 

19. (p. 144) What makes SWOT anatomy impressible to clew backwardnesss? 
A. Its pinched rendezvous on palpeffectual factors
B. Its wide conceptual approximation
C. Its vastly scant applicability
D. Its portrayal of the substance of gauge temporization restraintmulation

 


Difficulty: Lenient
Learning Objective: 1
 

20. (p. 144) Which of the subjoined declarations is deceptive? 
A. A SWOT anatomy can aggravateemphasize palpeffectual threats and downplay inner agencys
B. A SWOT anatomy can be static and can lavish by changing circumstances
C. A agency, as signed by SWOT anatomy is refereffectual necessarily a commencement of competitive practice
D. A SWOT anatomy can aggravateemphasize a uncommon agency or part of temporization

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 1
 

 

21. (p. 145) Which of the subjoined declarations is penny? 

A. Aagency is refereffectual regularly a commencement of competitive practice
B. Strengths are equivalent with competitive practice
C. Every fraternity contrivance or talent is a agency and brings to competitive practice
D. Strengths are regularly transcendent

 


Difficulty: Lenient
Learning Objective: 1
 

22. (p. 145) A perspective in which office is seen as a fetter of activities that transforms inputs into outputs that customers esteem is called: 
A. Esteem fetter
B. Esteem fetter anatomy
C. Resource-base
D. Arrangement division

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 2
 

23. (p. 145) Which of the subjoined is NOT an specimen of a basic commencement from which customer esteem is acquired? 
A. Activities that mass the consequence
B. Activities that inferior its absorb
C. Activities that append to consequence complexity
D. Activities that encounter the customer’s demand aggravate irasciblely

 


Difficulty: Lenient
Learning Objective: 2
 

24. (p. 145) Esteem fetter anatomy procures a: 
A. Arrangement top of light
B. Administrative top of light
C. Horizontal top of light
D. Corporate top of light

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 2
 

 

25. (p. 145) Which mode of inner anatomy disaggregates the office into sets of activities that procure-place amid the office, starting with inputs and finishing with the steadfast’s consequences and after-use sales? 
A. Resource-domiciled light
B. Esteem fetter anatomy
C. SWOT anatomy
D. Porter’s collective strategies

 


Difficulty: Lenient
Learning Objective: 2
 

26. (p. 146) Which of the subjoined is an specimen of a primitive ghost in the customary steadfast? 
A. Human instrument management
B. Research, technology and arrangements development
C. General administration
D. Logistics

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 2
 

27. (p. 146) Which of the subjoined is an specimen of referablewithstandingtress activities in the customary steadfast? 
A. Operations
B. Procurement
C. Marketing and sales
D. Service

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 2
 

 

28. (p. 146) Those activities in a steadfast that are confused in the material romance of the consequence, trafficing and transmit to the buyer and after-sales referablewithstandingtress are called: 
A. Operational activities
B. Buttress activities
C. Secondary activities
D. Primitive activities

 


Difficulty: Lenient
Learning Objective: 2
 

29. (p. 148) The judicious stride in esteem fetter anatomy is to: 
A. Allocate absorbs to divergent activities amid the esteem fetter
B. Authenticate the steadfast’s agencys and imbecilenesses
C. Divide a fraternity’s operations into particular activities or arrangementes
D. Authenticate the steadfast’s clew instrument and capabilities

 


Difficulty: Lenient
Learning Objective: 2
 

30. (p. 148) In VCA, which mode of absorb declarationing is preferred? 
A. Activity-domiciled absorb declarationing
B. Value-domiciled absorb declarationing
C. Traditional absorb declarationing
D. Financial absorb declarationing

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 2
 

 

31. (p. 149) Which of the subjoined is usually penny about a steadfast’s esteem fetter? 
A. Scrutinizing a steadfast’s esteem fetter may adduce regard to various commencements of divergentiation practice referring-to to rivals
B. Scrutinizing a steadfast’s esteem fetter does refereffectual usually show absorb practices or accelerationlessnesss
C. Scrutinizing the steadfast’s esteem fetter can minimize the activities that are nice to buyer recompense
D. Anatomy of the steadfast’s esteem fetter can bring a steadfast to condition its traffic victory

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 2
 

32. (p. 151) Which of the subjoined considerations is nice at the trial step of the esteem fetter anatomy? 
A. Integral primitive activities mass the steadfast
B. The managers’ dainty of activities to be discussd influences the mission declaration of the steadfast
C. The essence of esteem fetters and the referring-to avail of the activities amid them are gauge resisting industries
D. The referring-to avail of esteem activities can change by a fraternity’s situation in a wideer esteem arrangement that includes the esteem fetters of its upstream suppliers and downstream customers or partners

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 2
 

33. (p. 151) It is distinctly weighty that managers procure into declaration their roll of ________ when comparing their absorb erection restraint activities on their esteem fetter with those of clew rivals. 
A. Competition
B. Horizontal integration
C. Vertical integration
D. Concentric diversification

 


Difficulty: Perplexing
Learning Objective: 2
 

 

34. (p. 153) The _______ is a upstart perspective on brains a steadfast’s victory domiciled on how polite the steadfast verifications its inner instrument. 
A. Resource-domiciled light
B. Esteem fetter light
C. Corporate light
D. Administrative light

 


Difficulty: Lenient
Learning Objective: 3
 

35. (p. 153) What is the underlying preaspect of the contrivance-domiciled light? 
A. Firms generally own very harmonious capabilities stemming from almost particular instrument
B. Imitation of instrument is the best habit to end competitive practices
C. Firms be-unlike in indispenseffectual habits becaverification each steadfast occupyes a uncommon parcel of instrument
D. Firms’ imperceptible instrument can be very perplexing to depict

 


Difficulty: Perplexing
Learning Objective: 3
 

36. (p. 154) Which of the subjoined is NOT a basic contrivance restraint any steadfast? 
A. Palpable proceeds
B. Core outputs
C. Imperceptible proceeds
D. Organizational capabilities

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 3
 

37. (p. 154) The most amply signed proceeds, frequently ground on a steadfast’s equalize shuffle, are called: 
A. Imperceptible proceeds
B. Palpable proceeds
C. Capabilities
D. Competencies

 


Difficulty: Lenient
Learning Objective: 3
 

 

38. (p. 154) Which of the subjoined is NOT an specimen of an imperceptible asset? 
A. Financial instrument
B. Brand names
C. Fraternity estimation
D. Organizational morale

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 3
 

39. (p. 156) Which of the subjoined is NOT uncommon of the RBV guidelines? 
A. Instrument are aggravate costly when they are nice to entity effectual to encounter a customer’s demand amend than other alternatives
B. Instrument are aggravate costly when they are non-durable
C. Instrument are most costly when they are sparse
D. Instrument are most costly when they importune a clew fragment of aggravateintegral gains

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 3
 

40. (p. 156) Consider Fraternity A, a financial uses fraternity specializing in smintegral office issues, whose colonization is in a shopping mintegral in the environs and Fraternity B, a harmonious office, whose colonization is downtown betwixt a victoryful arrangement steadfast and a courthouse. Fraternity A’s not-absolutely victory can be best attributed to which RBV guideline? 
A. Contrivance are aggravate costly when they are sparse
B. Instrument are aggravate costly when they are continuing
C. Instrument are aggravate costly when they are sparse
D. Instrument are aggravate costly when they are nice to entity effectual to encounter a customer’s demand amend than other alternatives

 


Difficulty: Perplexing
Learning Objective: 3
 

 

41. (p. 156) The availability of substitutes affects which of the RBV guidelines? 
A. Instrument are aggravate costly when they are sparse
B. Instrument are aggravate costly when they are continuing
C. Contrivance are aggravate costly when they are sparse
D. Instrument are aggravate costly when they are nice to entity effectual to encounter a customer’s demand amend than other alternatives

 


Difficulty: Perplexing
Learning Objective: 3
 

42. (p. 157) _______ acceleration the steadfast cem contrivance infrequency by making instrument grievous to depict. 
A. Contrivance parcels
B. Capabilities
C. Isolating arrangements
D. Palpable instrument

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 3
 

43. (p. 157) Which of the subjoined is NOT an specimen of an isolating arrangement? 
A. Physically uncommon instrument
B. Material ambiguity
C. Path-dependent instrument
D. Economic deterrence

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 3
 

44. (p. 157) ________ are very perplexing to depict becaverification of the perplexing, casually intricate route another steadfast must thrive to cem the contrivance. 
A. Path-dependent instrument
B. Physically uncommon instrument
C. Economic instrument
D. Ambiguous instrument

 


Difficulty: Lenient
Learning Objective: 3
 

 

45. (p. 158) Which of the subjoined compromises great material investments in ability to procure consequences or uses in a attached traffic that are layer impressible? 
A. Path-dependence
B. Casual ambiguity
C. Material uncommonness
D. Economic deterrence

 


Difficulty: Lenient
Learning Objective: 3
 

46. (p. 157) Brand fidelity, employee recompense and a estimation restraint openness are items that: 
A. Are lenient to depict
B. Can be depictd, referablewithstanding may refereffectual be
C. Canrefereffectual be depictd
D. Are perplexing to depict

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 3
 

47. (p. 159) Which of the subjoined declarations is penny? 
A. The faster a contrivance depreciates, the aggravate costly it is
B. The sinferior a contrivance depreciates, the aggravate costly it is
C. The greatr a contrivance or asset, the aggravate reluctantly it depreciates
D. Imperceptible proceeds can own their depletion measures amply

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 3
 

48. (p. 159) In the increasingly hypercompetitive global management today, eminent competencies and competitive practices: 
A. Are commonplace
B. Are a prerequisite to entity in office restraint the short-term
C. Are specially continuing
D. Can sink irasciblely

 


Difficulty: Perplexing
Learning Objective: 3
 

 

49. (p. 159) Which of the subjoined illustrates what it media to husband a administrative perspective? 
A. Looking at divergent administrative areas of the steadfast, disaggregating palpable and imperceptible proceeds as polite as organizational capabilities that are confer-upon, can arise to reveal weighty esteem-building instrument that merit elevate anatomy
B. Dividing categories by exercise into aggravate particular competencies can integralow a aggravate measureffectual duty
C. Taking a notional observe at what competencies the steadfast occupyes (or has the undeveloped to occupy) can acceleration authenticate commencements of competitive practice
D. The esteem fetter approximation can reveal organizational capabilities, activities and arrangementes that are undeveloped commencements of competitive practice

 


Difficulty: Perplexing
Learning Objective: 4
 

50. (p. 159) Which of the subjoined combinations procures the best commencements of competitive practice? 
A. Resources/capabilities that are sparse, dureffectual and sustainable
B. Resources/capabilities that are mediate to convocation a customer demand amend than other alternatives and are transcendent
C. Resources/capabilities that are continuing, sparse and approprieffectual to the steadfast
D. Resources/capabilities that are at-once approprieffectual to the steadfast, transcendent, dureffectual and encounter customer demands amend than other alternatives

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 3
 

51. (p. 162) When a strategist verifications the steadfast’s unvarnished trial as a reason restraint evaluating inner factors, he or she is performing a: 
A. Similarity with clew rivals
B. Similarity with victory factors in the spectre
C. Similarity with late exploit
D. Similarity with spectre benchmarks

 


Difficulty: Lenient
Learning Objective: 4
 

 

52. (p. 162) A manager’s duty of whether a regular inner factor–like financial ability–is a agency or imbecileness get be most strongly influenced by: 
A. The referring-to agency of other factors
B. The factor’s flexibility amid the organization
C. The manager’s trial in affinity with that factor
D. The manger’s understanding of that factor in other steadfasts

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 4
 

53. (p. 162) Using unvarnished trial as a reason restraint authenticateing agencys and imbecilenesses can be likened to: 
A. Traffic myopia
B. Tunnel vision
C. Management myopia
D. Benchmarking

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 4
 

54. (p. 162) The be-unlikeences in inner instrument unmoulded companies in the selfselfselfsame spectre: 
A. Can befit referring-to agencys or imbecilenesses depending on the temporization a steadfast chooses
B. Almost regularly issue in competitive practices domiciled on referring-to agencys or imbecilenesses
C. Arise from benchmarking
D. Are amply observed and referring-to agencys are amply depictd

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 4
 

 

55. (p. 162) _______ is a mode of comparing the habit a fraternity performs a particular ghost with a rival, undeveloped rival or fraternity doing the selfselfselfsame object. 
A. Benchmarking
B. Imitating
C. Esteem fetter anatomy
D. Vertical integration

 


Difficulty: Lenient
Learning Objective: 4
 

56. (p. 162) Fraternity X’s highest agency is its inbound and outbound logistics arrangement; its referring-to imbecileness, thus-far is after-sales use. Its rival, Fraternity Y, thus-far is frequently plagued with loitering shipments and an inflexible arrangement setup. Fraternity Y scum victoryful becaverification it maintains a easily staffed use line and as a issue the fraternity is known restraint its dependeffectual use. _______ integralows them to authenticate habits to build on referring-to agencys and fly faith on capabilities at which the other steadfast excels. 
A. Spectre harmoniousity
B. Benchmarking
C. Late exploit harmoniousity
D. Disaggregating

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 4
 

57. (p. 163) _______ compromise(s) authenticateing the factors helpmate with victoryful competition in a attached spectre. 
A. The contrivance-domiciled light
B. Esteem fetter anatomy
C. Spectre anatomy
D. Porter’s collective strategies

 


Difficulty: Lenient
Learning Objective: 4
 

 

58. (p. 163) Which of the subjoined is a verificationful framecomposition resisting which to discuss a steadfast’s undeveloped agencys and imbecilenesses in a attached spectre? 
A. Isolating arrangements
B. The esteem fetter
C. Organizational capabilities
D. Porter’s five restraintces

 


Difficulty: Medium
Learning Objective: 4
 

59. (p. 163) A fraternity pliant toilet disquisition, tissues and other consumer disquisition pi can composition to found the suitable consequence lines, with reasoneffectual sales volumes, promatch margins and enlargement undeveloped in direct to generate: 
A. Supplier agency to aspect mighty buyer agency in hawk customers
B. Buyer agency restraint the end-consumers
C. Supplier agency restraint the hawk fetters
D. Regional practices aggravate buyers

 


Difficulty: Grievous
Learning Objective: 4
 

60. (p. 165) ________ is uncommon habit to authenticate victory factors resisting which executives can evaluate their steadfast’s competencies referring-to to its clew consequence or consequences. 
A. Corporate temporization
B. Consequence morals cycle
C. Diversification
D. Agglomeration

 


Difficulty: Lenient
Learning Objective: 4
 

 

 

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