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BUS 475 Week 4 chapter 8 Corporate Strategy Vertical Integration and Diversification Assignment
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BUS 475 Week 4 chapter 8 Corporate Strategy Vertical Integration and Diversification Assignment 1. A firm that is active in several different countries is pursuing a(n) ----------------diversification strategy. 2. To figure out if a firm’s type of diversification is -------------, one can ask question about the degree to which the corporation’s business units share core competencies. 3. True or false: A major reason why a firm may choose a related diversification strategy is to take advantage of both economies of scale and scope. 4. In the -------------- quadrant of the core competence—market matrix, a film combines existing core competencies with existing markets. 5. A(n) ---------- is a situation in which the stock price of a highly diversified firms is valued as less than the sum of their individual business units. . 6. The Boston Consulting Group growth—share matrix locates a firm’s individual SBU in which of the following dimensions? (Check all that apply.) . 7. In the ------------- quadrant of the core competence—market matrix, the focus is on leveraging current core competencies to improve current market position. 8. What are the four quadrants of the core competence—market matrix? (Check all that apply.) 9. When engaging in short—term contracting, a firm sends out to potential companies which initiate competitive bidding for contracts to be awarded with a short during. 10. Which of the following are types of strategic alliances? (Check all that apply.) 11. Long—term contracts typically last ----------. . 12. Long—term contracts include which of the following forms? (Check all that apply.) 13. ------------- are partnerships in which at least one partner takes ownership in the other partner. 14. Kava Botanicals, a boutique retailer that high—end makeup and accessories, is owned by two makeup manufacturers. Kava Botanicals is an example of which type of strategic alliance? . 15. The forms of specialized assets include which of the following? (Check all that apply.) . 16. Which of the following are the four underlying strategic management concepts that detetrmine the scope of a firm? (Check all that apply.) . 17. Which of the following is the best option to take if you are the buyer and facing information asymmetry? 18. The two alternatives to vertical integration are which of the following? (Select all that apply.) 19. A state university hires an outside firm to develop and maintain their human resource system. This is called -------------------. . 20. ----------- refers to an increase in the variety of products and services a firm offers or markets and the geographic regions in which it compete. 21. Which of the following are alternatives on the make—or—continuum? (Check all that apply.) 22. Which of the following are among the reasons firms need to grow? (Check all that apply.) 23. Which of the following are type vertical integration along the industry value chaine? (Check all that apply.) 24. Specialized assets have ------------. . 25. When a business answers the question of where to complete, it is determing--------------. 26. One way to overcome the principle—agent problem is to -------------. 27. --------------- is a situation in which one party has more knowledge than another due to the possession of private knowledge. 28. Each stage of the vertical value chain represents a distinct --------------- in which a number of different firms are competing. 29. Stage four and five of the industry value chain involve ------------------. (Check all that apply.) 30. Olivia’s, an olive oil company, grows and harvests olives, makes olive oil , and distributes its olive oil to its retail shop. Olivia’s is an example of ------------------. 31. Advantages of vertical integration include which of the following? (Check all that apply.) 32. What are the risks of vertical integration? (Check all that apply.) 33. ------------- is a way of orchestrating value activities in which a firm is backwardly or forwardly integrates and relies on outside—market firma for supplies or distribution. 34. Taper integration allows firms to -------------. (Check all that apply.) 35. In a fully vertically integrated organization, ----------------. 36. The risks of vehicle integrate are increased costs, reduced quality, reduced flexibility, and ----------------. 37. Transaction cost include --------------- costs associated with an economical exchange. . 38. When a firm is more efficient in organizing economic activity than markets are, the firm should -----------------. 39. What are advantage of organizing economic activity inside of a firm? (Check all that apply.) 40. Disadvantages of organizing economic activity in the open market include all of the following except ------------. . 41. Why did Coca-Cola enter into a strategic alliance with Monster? 42. Wheels on the Go! Is a company that manufactures tires for semitrucks. The company is entirely owned by North American Haulers, a large company in the semitruck industry. The two companies have formed a(n) -----------------. . 43. Google’s choice to hire programmers in—house suggest that they decided that the ----------------- Costs associated with this strategy are---------------- than the costs associated with contracting in the open market. 44. ------------- are perhaps the major drawback of transacting in markets. 45. What type of arrangement did Coca—Cola form with Monster in 2014? . 46. Advantage of organizing economic activity at the market level include which of the following? . 47. Which types of diversification tend to have the lowest performance? (Check all that apply.) 48. In order to assess whether ----------is working, managers can ask if the individual businesses are worth more under the firm’s management or if they are worth more under individual management. 49. According to the Boston Consulting Group matrix, cash cows are SBUs that do which of the following? 50. What are the costs associated with related—diversification strategies? (Check all that apply.) . 51. In the Boston Consulting Group matrix, -------------hold the small market share in low-growth market. . 52. In general, related diversification leads to high level of performance because ----------------. 53. Corporate strategy needs to be dynamic over time in order to ----------. (Check all that apply,) 54. In general, related diversification leads to high levels of performance because ------------------. 55. What are the three dimensions along which executives formulate corporate strategy? , 56. “Which national markets should the firm compete in ?” is an example of a ----------------- level strategic question. .

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