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Under what conditions is it ethically defensible to outsource production to companies in the developing world that have much lower labour costs when such actions involve laying off long-term employees in the firm's home country?

Is it ethical for a firm faced with a labor shortage to employ illegal immigrant to meet its needs?

What factors affect individual motivations to save?

Why is there a trade-off between risk and return?

Why are government-backed assets less risky than those issued by private companies? Can there ever be an asset with no risk?

What are investors looking for in diversifying their portfolio of assets?

What do you mean by strategy? How is a business model different firm a strategy?

What do you think are the sources of sustained superior profitability?

In a public corporation, should the CEO of the company also be allowed to be the chairman of the board? What problems might this present?

What are the strength of formal strategic planning? What are the weaknesses?

Pick the current or a past president of the US and evaluate his performance against the leadership characteristics. On the basis of this comparison, do you think that the president is a good strategic leader?

How prevalent has the agency problem been in corporate America during the past decade?

Why is maximising ROIC consistent with maximising return to stockholders?

How might a company configure its strategy-making process to reduce the probability that manager will pursue their own self-interest at the expense of stockholders?

Explain why the wide-bodied segment of the large commercial jet aircraft industry can only profitably support two players are present. What are the implications of your answers for barriers to entry into this segment?

Are entry-barrier into the narrow-bodied segment the same as those into the wide-bodied segment? Explain you answer?

If you were a new entrant into the bottom part of the narrow-bodied industry, as a Comac and Bombardier, what would be your long-term development strategy?

What are the primary implications of the material discussed in this chapter for strategy formulation?

When is a company's competitive advantage most likely to be sustained over time?

It is possible for a company to be the lowest-cost producer in its industry and simultaneously have an output that is the most valued by customers. Discuss the statement.

Why is it important to understand the drivers of profitability as measured by the return on invested capital?

Which is more important in explaining the success and failure of companies: strategizing to create valuable resources, or luck?

When is a company likely to choose (a) related diversification and (b) unrelated diversification?

What factors make it most likely that (a) acquisition or (b) internal new venturing will be the preferred method to enter a new industry?

People who work in the Human resource department should have a knowledge of

One type of organisation especially buffeted by technological change is

The behavioural science hybrid that integrates psychology and sociology is known as

The social science that studies how individuals interact with one another in social systems is know as

The social science discipline that focuses directly on understanding and predicting individual behaviour is known as

The reciprocal nature of power was articulated by

The act of co-operation lease to the establishment of co-operative systems was proposed by

Impersonal treatment of people through consistent application of rules and decisions to prevent favouritism is part of

The principle of management that proposes that "there should be a line of authority from highest to lowest is known as

Designing a structure to assist in goal accomplishment is known as

Fayol elevated the study of management from the shop floor to the

A method of helping is to understand management and organisational behaviour is to look at that has been done before

The social and technical integration of the Human Relations and classical school is known as the__________approach.

Managing the human resource is

The study of organisational behaviour mainly involves the study of

Acting ethically in business

The positive action to ensure that people are given fair opportunities to be hired in organisations regardless of ethnicity, gender or age is known as

The process of continuous quality improvement in management refers to

JIT refers to

TQM refers to

The transforming effect on how we work, live, communicate and travel is influenced by

The acceleration of technology that affects work processes is influenced by

The degree to which a research method actually measures what it is supposed to measure is known as

The consistency of data obtained from a particular research method is known as

A variable believed to influence the effects of the independent variable on the dependent variable is known as

The outcome studied through research and believed to be caused or influenced by an independent variable is known as

The variable thought to affect one or more dependent variables is known as

A statement about the proposed relationship between independent and dependent variables is known as a

Experiments that allow the researcher to manipulate independent variables in actual organisations in an attempt to control variables and explain causality are known as

Control of independent variable manipulation without intervening environmental effects is at its maximum in

The method of research that gathers data about perceptions, feelings, opinions through interviews and questionnaires in their actual work setting is known as

An in depth study on a single organisation using a variety of data collection methods is known as

The use of theory to guide systematic, empirical research from which generalisations can be made to influence applications is known as

The study of organisational behaviour includes

"The whole is greater than the sum of the parts and that the parts or subsystems are related to each other and to the whole" are emphasised in

The analysis of a manager as a social systems approach was proposed by

Who defined human motivation as "the study of ultimate human goals

The unintentional biasing of research outcomes due to the possibility that simply paying attention to the experimental subjects causes their behaviour to change is known as the

The Hawthorne experiments were conducted by

Bureaucracy theory means

Bureaucracy theory was proposed by

9. "Division of work, authority and responsibility, unity of command" were proposed as part of the fourteen principles of management by

Ensuring that everything is carried out according to plan is part of the process of

Studying the future and arranging the means for dealing with it is part of the process of

The first management principles were developed by

The founder of scientific management was

The observation of people at work that would reveal the one best way to do a task is known as

"It all depends on the variables of a situation" best describes the

The main schools of management thought are:

The everyday tasks of management include: