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MGMT625 MID TERM PAPER 2010

MGMT625- Change Management (alt. code=HRM625)
(Session - 6)

Time: 60 min
Marks: 44

Question No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

“Learning that creates stability and culture is different from the learning that enables
organizations to innovate as they encounter changing conditions in both their external and
internal environment.” Which of the following experts gave above mentioned concept?

► Schein

► Charles

► Toffler

► Schon

Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following is a process of setting objectives, or goals, and formulating
policies, strategies, and procedures to meet them? ► Planning
► Organizing

► Leading

► Controlling

Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

McDonalds is a U.S. based firm but it also sells its products in Pakistan. This is an
example of which of the following?

► Localization
► Internationalization
► Globalization

► Glocalization

Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one


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Toyota, a Japanese firm, but is manufacturing cars in Kentucky. This is an example of
which of the following?

► Internationalization

► Globalization

► Localization

► Glocalization

Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Sony introduces hundreds of new products (including improved products) every year.
This continuous change is the most effective organizational environment for which of the
following?
► Refreezing ► Unfreezing
► Negotiations

► Resistance

Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Which of the following is NOT a stage in Kurt Lewin's famous three-stage prescriptive
model of change that was developed in the 1950s?

► Refreezing attitudes

► Melting resistance

► Unfreezing current attitudes

► Moving to a new level

Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Which of the following is an organizational culture in which people have clearly
delegated authorities within a highly defined structure?

► Power culture

► Role culture

► Task culture
► Person culture



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Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Which of the following is an organizational culture in which teams are formed to solve
particular problems?
► Power culture
► Role culture

► Task culture

► Person culture

Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Which of the following refers to birth of an organization according to Baird &
Meshoulam?

► Organization initiation

► Functional growth

► Controlled growth

► Strategic integration

Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

The belief of an organization that its policies are superior to that of any other
organization. This refers to which of the following?

► Polycentricism

► Geocentricism
► Regiocentricism
► Ethnocentricism

Question No: 11 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Which of the following theories operate on a single entity?

► Life cycle and teleological theories

► Teleological and dialectical theories

► Dialectical and evolutionary theories

► Evolutionary and life cycle theories



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Question No: 12 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

According to which of the following “dialectics means the process of change, logic and a
method”?
► Aristotle
► Hegel
► Marx
► Plato

Question No: 13 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
In which of the following approach assumptions behind the plan are not shared with
organizational members?


► Expert system approach

► Devil’s advocate approach

► Dialectical inquiry approach

► External analysis approach

Question No: 14 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Identify an approach in which the role of managers’ behavior is destructive rather than
constructive.

► Expert system approach

► Devil’s advocate approach

► Dialectical inquiry approach

► External analysis approach

Question No: 15 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Which of the following is NOT a weakness of devil’s advocacy approach?

► It gives no solution

► It demoralizes managers

► It makes managers’ behavior destructive
► It focuses on what is going wrong



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Question No: 16 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Which one of the following theories explains 'Change' as a recurrent, cumulative, and
probabilistic progression of variation, selection, and retention among entities in a
designated population?
► Life cycle theories ► Teleological theories
► Dialectical theories
► Evolutionary theories
Question No: 17 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Identify an approach in which traits can be acquired within a generation through learning
and imitation.

► Darwinian approach

► Lamarckian approach
► Managerial approach ► Biological approach
Question No: 18 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

According to Greiner, in his five phases of growth model, what type of crisis follows
phase 4 (growth through coordination)?

► Control crisis

► Autonomy crisis

► Leadership crisis

► Red tape crisis

Question No: 19 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

When there is a lack of confidence and trust between line and staff, which of the
following crisis is created?

► Control crisis

► Autonomy crisis

► Leadership crisis

► Red tape crisis



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Question No: 20 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Which of the following is an internal source of structural inertia?

► Sunk cost

► New technology

► Government regulations

► Social legitimacy


Question No: 21 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Internal politics for vested interests amongst organizational members refers to:

Structural inertia►

Natural selection►

Adaptation►

Variation►

Question No: 22 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

"Cause and effect" refers to:

Concept of causality►

Concept of change►

Concept of adaptability►

Concept of selection►

Question No: 23 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

According to Hannan and Freeman, which of the following is Not an attribute in
determining organizational specie?

Normative order►

Formal structure►


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Patterns of activity►

Environmental forces►

Question No: 24 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Identify a phase, which emphasizes on spontaneity in managerial actions through teams
and the skillful confrontation of interpersonal differences.

Collaboration►

Formalization►

Renewal►

Delegation►

Question No: 25 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Which one of the following strategies refers to revolutionary type of change, in terms of
strategic management?

Internal development►

External development►

Incremental development►

Gradual development►

Question No: 26 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Mergers and acquisitions are examples of which of the following developments?


Internal development►

External development►

Incremental development►

Gradual development►

Question No: 27 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

In terms of strategy development, logical incrementalism refers to:


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The deliberate development of strategy by experimentation and learning from partial
commitments►

The► utilization by top managers of a mixture of formal and informal social and
political processes to draw together an emerging pattern of strategies from these
subsystems
Systematized, step-by-step, chronological procedures to develop or coordinate an
organization’s strategy►
Experimentation with side bet ventures and allowing developments to emerge from
subsystems►

Question No: 28 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Whenever any new program is introduced in an organization in order to enhance its
productivity level, problem of acceptance arises which comes primarily from three
sources: interpersonal, organizational and environmental. Identify which of the following
is its environmental source.

Competitive pressure►

Budgetary allocations►

Learning new terminology►

Altering superior-subordinate relationships►

Question No: 29 ( Marks: 3 )

Briefly describe dialectical approach in context of organization.


Question No: 30 ( Marks: 3 )

What do you know about vital rates?


Question No: 31 ( Marks: 5 )
Discuss leadership crisis with respect to organizations and how can this be managed.


Question No: 32 ( Marks: 5 )

What is the relationship of evolutionary theories with other theories of change?




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