Columbia Southern MBA 5101 Unit V Assessment

Question # 00003357 Posted By: neil2103 Updated on: 11/10/2013 11:06 AM Due on: 11/20/2013
Subject Business Topic Management Tutorials:
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Question 1

  1. Which strategy has been used successfully by Yum! Brands to establish KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants across the globe?

4 points

Question 2

  1. What is the technique that illustrates how management can match the external opportunities and threats with its strengths and weaknesses to yield four sets of strategic alternatives?

4 points

Question 3

  1. The key to outsourcing is to purchase from the outside only those activities that:

4 points

Question 4

  1. Wal-Mart, McDonald's, and Alamo are all examples of companies following which of Porter's competitive strategies?

4 points

Question 5

  1. What is a corporate strategy that cuts across divisional boundaries to build synergy across business units to improve the competitive position of one or more business units?

4 points

Question 6

  1. When a firm internally makes 100% of its key supplies and completely controls its distributors, this is known as:

4 points

Question 7

  1. Which type of pricing attempts to hasten market development and offers the pioneer the opportunity to utilize the experience curve to gain market share and dominate the industry?

4 points

Question 8

  1. Which of the following BEST describes a popular financial strategy in which a company is acquired in a transaction financed largely by debt · eventually paid off with money generated from the acquired company's operations or by sale of its assets?

4 points

Question 9

  1. In which type of industry will the focus strategies likely predominate when many small and medium sized local companies compete for relatively small shares of the total market?

4 points

Question 10

  1. When a company determines how and where a product or service is to be manufactured, the level of vertical integration in the production process, the deployment of physical resources, and relationships with suppliers, the company is developing its __________ strategy.

4 points

Question 11

  1. What is outsourcing? What are the seven major outsourcing errors that should be avoided?
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30 points

Question 12

  1. What are the tradeoffs (pros and cons) between an internal and an external growth strategy? Which approach is best as an international strategy? Why?
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