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61) Which of the following is NOT a function of an organization's human resources (HR) department? A) training B) financial planning C) labor relations D) compensation 62) Human resource management can best be described as ________. A) a series of steps B) a cycle C) a linear progression D) a hierarchy 63) Which of the following is NOT considered part.
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41) In McClelland's three-needs theory, which of the following is a shortcoming of nAch, the need for achievement? A) A person with high nAch tends to become a micromanager. B) A person with high nAch tends to avoid conflict. C) The high ambition in a person with high nAch can be destructive. D) A.
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92) Why does globalization increase the need for everyone in an organization to be a good leader? 93) Explain the traditional difference between a manager and a leader. 94) Describe a situation in your job or classroom setting in which you have experienced leadership that did not come from an authority figure. 95).
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1. Dynamic programming requires that its subproblems be independent of one another. a. True b. False 2. Dynamic programming, when used for the shortest route problem, requires complete enumeration of paths from the beginning to ending node. a. True b. False 3. The solution of stage k of a dynamic programming problem is dependent upon the.
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1. The arcs in a minimal spanning tree problem can be measured in terms of criteria other than distance. a. True b. False 2. Cases in which a greedy algorithm provides the optimal solution are rare. a. True b. False 3. The minimum spanning tree allows a person to visit every node without backtracking. a. True b. False 4..
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29. Consider the following integer linear program Max 5x1 + 7x2 + 9x3 s.t. 2x1 + 3x2 + 4x3 ≤ 8 x1 ≤ 3 x2 ≤ 2 x1, x2, x3 ≥ 0, integer ? a. Set up the network that represents the dynamic programming formulation. b. Solve the problem using dynamic programming. 30. A driver wants to make a trip.
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1)Which TWO of the following are relevant criteria for assessing whether a strategy is feasible according to the SAFe criteria? a)Stakeholders will be satisfied with the strategy. b)The strategy can be financed. c)The strategy addresses the key opportunities and constraints which the organisation faces. d)The required resources can be obtained and integrated. 2)Which TWO of.
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51) According to Kellerman's model, which follower type is considered to be the most unresponsive? A) bystanders B) activists C) diehards D) isolates 52) According to Kellerman's model, which follower type is considered to be the most dedicated? A) participants B) isolates C) diehards D) activists 53) In the model developed by Barbara Kellerman, which follower types would be likely.
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61) Transactional leaders try to ________. A) inspire rather than reward employees B) provide a vision for employees to work toward attaining C) trade rewards for satisfactory performance on a job D) convince employees that they don't need to be rewarded 62) Transformational leaders usually have this above all other traits. A) energy B) drive C) intelligence D) charisma 63).
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71) Dawson Consulting is restructuring to make the firm more profitable. Mack, the CEO, is offering monetary rewards for anyone who brings in a potential client. What kind of power is Mack employing? A) legitimate power B) expert power C) referent power D) reactive power 72) Wei is an analyst for an insurance company. The.
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81) Which of the following statements about leadership in today's business world is NOT true? A) Good leaders use power. B) Leaders should see change as opportunity. C) Employees should adopt an "us" versus "them" attitude toward leaders. D) Employees are motivated by leaders who are authentic and real. 82) Which of the following.
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71) Penelope works in the HR department of a coffee company. She is working with other managers to restructure jobs and model them along the Job Characteristics model. To avoid employees from becoming bored in the workplace, which Core Job Dimension should Penelope focus on? A) task identity B) task significance C) skill.
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11) Henry Mintzberg based his findings about managers by actually studying them as they functioned on the job. 12) Leaders view their organization as a series of interdependent "silos." 13) According to Mintzberg's model of managerial roles, a leader's role is categorized as decisional. 14) It is impossible for a single person to.
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11. ?In a production and inventory control problem, the states can correspond to the amount of inventory on hand at the beginning of each period. a. True b. False 12. ?In a knapsack problem, if one adds another item, one must completely resolve the problem in order to find a new optimal solution. a..
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31) Studies conducted by Richard Boyatzis's group determined that these competencies are the defining factors for effective leadership. A) friendliness and sociability B) technical skill and basic intelligence C) knowledge, skills, and flexibility D) emotional and social intelligence 32) Which of these competency categories is NOT a key component of social and emotional intelligence? A) self-awareness B).
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31) Which Big Five personality dimensions would you be most likely to find in a successful leader? A) open to experience, extraverted, very agreeable B) open to experience, introverted, very agreeable C) intelligent, emotionally stable, conscientious D) happy, emotionally stable, open to experience 32) Which single Big Five personality dimension correlates most strongly to a.
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5)Which organisational structure most clearly reflects the way WRSX manages its businesses? a)Functional structure. b)Multi-divisional structure. c)Matrix Structure. d)Transnational structure. e)Project based structure. 6)Match the following styles of leading change with the most appropriate definition. STYLES: 1)  Education;  2) Collaboration; 3) Participation; 4) Direction; 5) Coercion a)The imposition of change or issuing edicts about change b)Persuading others of both.
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31) Emotional intelligence involves ________. A) managing your own emotions only B) manipulating the emotions of others C) making decisions based on intuition D) managing your own emotions and the emotions of others 32) Which of the following is NOT a key to emotional intelligence? A) self-awareness B) academic achievement C) empathy D) self-management 33) Typically, people in a work.
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1.Which TWO of the following changes are most likely to have an adverse impact on WRSX’s opportunities in the external environment? a.Continuing low interest rates b.Rising oil prices c.Growth in the Asia-Pacific region d.A downturn in the US economy e.The fraud scandal at WSRX f.Fluctuating exchange rates 2.Which THREE countries/regions offer the most important growth opportunities for.
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11) To avoid a negative work environment, managers need to be constantly on the lookout for inequity in the workplace. 12) The valence in expectancy theory is how much a person believes that high performance will lead to a desired outcome. 13) SMART goals are "doing" goals. 14) Negative reinforcement occurs when.
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  1) Motivation is entirely internal and does not depend on external forces. 2) Every leader casts a shadow that either encourages or inhibits people's motivation to work. 3) A resonant environment is a workplace characterized by efficiency and orderliness. 4) The desire for social status is an intrinsic motivator. 5) In Maslow's hierarchy.
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81) Many developing nations now have increased access to education. How has this social change had a negative impact on the United States? A) The cost of education has decreased in the United States, making it easier for Americans to compete. B) Expanded education has increased negative feelings toward the United States.
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21) Which of the following is NOT a social factor affecting the business world today? A) expanded access to education B) population growth C) organizational design D) technological growth 22) The shifting balance of world economic and political power is shifting ________. A) from East to West B) from West to East C) from South to North D) from.
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41) Which of the following describes how managers and leaders are seen traditionally? A) Managers do things right. Leaders do the right thing. B) Managers do the right thing. Leaders do things right. C) Managers ask, "Where are we going?" Leaders ask, "How will we get there?" D) Leaders ask, "Where are we?" Managers.
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6.Compared to the industry average, WSRX’s initial financial position shows which of the following? a.Better than average ROCE and higher gearing b.Better than average ROCE and lower gearing c.Worse than average ROCE and higher gearing d.Worse than average ROCE and lower gearing. 7.WSRX has a better than average score on which of the following NFPIs? a.Leadership.
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16. The numbers on this network represent times to distribute a message. Use the minimal spanning tree algorithm to determine how messages should be passed in order to minimize total time. ? 17. ? Ethernet cable costs $25 per foot to install. The table below gives the approximate direct routing distance in feet.
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9)    Using the Ashridge Parenting Matrix (Goold and Campbell), match the following terms to the most appropriate explanations of how subsidiary businesses might fit with the parent organisation. TERMS : 1) Alien Business; 2) Ballast Business; 3) Value Trap Business; 4) Heartland Business a)There is a clear opportunity for the parent to.
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  1) The growth of telecommunications is a social factor that impacts the business world. 2) The Great Recession of 2007 led to decreased trust in capitalism, impacting management practices. 3) Emotional intelligence requires individuals to manage their own emotions as well as the emotions of others. 4) All employees who work at Google.
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21) Jill Guindon-Nasir of the Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center believes that effective leaders should NOT be ________. A) authentic B) risk-averse C) continuous learners D) caring 22) The idea of a workplace that is stable and has continuity is ________ today's world. A) a critical component of B) something to insist on in C) not realistic in D) still very.
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51) One way that people typically try to resolve cognitive dissonance is by ________. A) deciding that one of their perceptions must have been mistaken B) deciding that both of their perceptions must have been mistaken C) ignoring the issue completely D) doing something unethical 52) Leaders who are capable of managing cognitive dissonance without.
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27. Find the shortest path through the following network using dynamic programming. 28. Audio Disks will be opening outlets in the greater Phoenix area. The estimated sales at each store are dependent not only on the store location, but on the number of sales personnel, as presented in the table below.
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41) Which of the following is a terminal value? A) creativity B) honesty C) know-how D) justice 42) Which of the following is an instrumental value? A) love B) ambition C) peace D) freedom 43) The profession you choose is likely to have ________. A) its own set of ethical standards B) no set of ethical standards C) a set of ethical standards.
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1.When considering appropriate generic strategies for WRSX and their competitors, using Porter’s framework, which TWO of the following statements are correct? a)Boutique agencies that specialise in high quality services to a narrow range of clients are pursuing a focussed differentiation strategy. b)Large agencies who offer a wide range of services at low.
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5)     Which TWO of the following could be considered as ‘cost drivers’ in Yip’s ‘Drivers of Internationalisation’ model? a)   An international agency gains from economies of scale. b)   An agency has global customers. c)   Advertising regulations are being standardised across different regional markets. d)  An agency is able to exploit cheaper labour in one.
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10.Match the following PESTEL elements to the environmental change they are most closely related to. PESTEL ELEMENT: 1) Economic; 2) Social; 3) Political; 4) Technological a.The growing use of digital media and the internet by target customers b.The growing importance of the ‘grey’ market c.The growth of opportunities in Eastern Europe as the EU.
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21) Motivation ________. A) is the cause of a complex set of psychological influences and external forces B) is identical to productivity C) can be measured in the amount of effort one gives and persistence one has D) has little connection to success or productivity 22) Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of.
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37. ? Franklin Plate Company is in the business of manufacturing commemorative plates for holidays. The company is currently planning its production schedule for this year's Thanksgiving plate. ? Discussions with the sales manager have indicated that sales of the plate will run from August through November. The production manager has determined the.
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13. For the following eight cities with the given distances, find the minimal spanning tree path. To City From City 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 -- 5 2 6 -- -- -- 2 5 -- -- 4 6 -- -- 3 2 -- -- 3 -- 12 -- 4 6 4 3 -- 9 8 -- 5 -- 6 -- 9 -- 0 14 6 -- -- 12 8 0 -- 4 7 -- -- -- -- 14 4 -- 14. Find the minimal spanning tree for this network. ? 15. Find the minimal spanning tree for this network. ? .
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11) The secret to responsible management and leadership is for leaders to be ethical. 12) Honesty is a terminal value. 13) Difficult ethical situations often define a company's reputation. 14) An ethical dilemma is a situation in which it is not clear what the "right thing to do" is. 15) The statement, "Everyone else.
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