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Question 1:- Which one of the following is not one of the Ps of MINTZBERG's 5 Ps of strategy

a) Perspective

b) Program

c) Plan

d) Ploy

Question 2:- PORTER's Competitive positioning approach to strategy implies the ability of firms to

a) design and execute plans related to products and markets

b) Pose barriers to entry for new entrants

c) Take advantage of the early mover advantage

d) Allocate and utilize resources efficiently

Question 3:- Which one of the following is not a component of the internal environment

a) Human Resources

b) Intangible resources

c) Channel Intermediaries

d) Plant and Machinery

Question 4:- When an organization becomes highly diversified in respect of products and markets then which of the organization
structures is the most appropriate for facilitating strategy execution

a) Simple structure

b) Multidivisional - SBU structure

c) Functional structure

d) Matrix structure

Question 5:- The term corporate governance refers to the relationship among three groups in determining the direction and
performance of corporation . Which one of the following are these three groups ?

a) Board of directors, top management , shareholders

b) Top management, shareholders , employees

c) Board of directors, employees, shareholders

d) Shareholders, stakeholders, employees

Question 6:- In which matrix of the BCG growth share matrix should a firm consider to Divest and exit

a) Problem Child

b) Dog Stage

c) Cash Cow

d) None of these
Question 7:- High latent demand potential and high barriers to entry for rivals is an example of

a) Opportunity and scope

b) Threats and rivalry

c) Suitable Government regulations

d) Inherent strengths of an organization

Question 8:- Which of the following is a typical characteristic of a hypercompetitive industry

a) Firms compete fiercely and are always cutting prices

b) Only the industry leader is profitable

c) Cost reduction initiatives pursued

d) Constant Divestiture

Question 9:- Under Business Strategy Encirclement implies that a firm competes with rivals

a) In the zone of tolerance

b) In sensitive areas

c) In the strongest and weakest areas

d) All of these

Question 10:- The Grand strategies consists of the 4 Es of corporate strategy which are

a) Expand, Extend, Exit, Elaborate

b) Expand, Extend, Enhance, Exit

c) Enter, Extend, Enhance, Exit

d) Enter, Expand, Enhance, Extend

Question 11:- Which of the following is NOT part of the micro environment

a) Technology

b) Suppliers

c) Customers

d) Channel Partners

Question 12:- Which one of the following is not a component of the external environment

a) Economical

b) Legal

c) Ecological
d) Resource Mobilization

Question 13:- Vertical Integration and Grand Strategy is an integral portion of what level of strategy

a) Corporate level

b) Operational Level

c) Business Level

d) Functional Level

Question 14:- Which of the following industries is least likely to follow the conventional stable life-cycle model

a) Computer software

b) Coal Mining

c) Insurance Broking

d) Oil and Gas

Question 15:- The GE nine cell matrix provides a framework on the basis of which firms make a choice concerning

a) Cost effectiveness Vs. Differentiation approach

b) Harvesting or divesting business operations

c) Double angle gambling

d) Investments, expansion and divestiture

Question 16:- Distinctive competencies are those set of internal activities of a firm performed:

a) As good as the rivals

b) Similar to rivals

c) Better than the rivals

d) keeping in mind specific objectives

Question 17:- In the case where an organization diversifies across the value chain, this is an example of

a) Horizontal Integration

b) Top Line Integration

c) Vertical Integration

d) Horizontal mergers

Question 18:- Which of the following is not a component of PORTER's Five competitive forces model

a) Power of Suppliers

b) Presence of Complements
c) Threat of substitute Products

d) Competitive rivalry

Question 19:- Expansion, Diversification, mergers and acquisitions are examples of

a) Corporate level Strategy

b) Business level strategy

c) Operational level strategy

d) None of these

Question 20:- Porter's Generic strategies comprises of :

a) Cost leadership, differentiation and scope

b) Product and Market Dynamics

c) Outflanking

d) Guerilla tactics