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Which of the following statements about information management is true? | | It is a form of management that appeared with the introduction of computers.| | | Two types of information technology are the cash register and the typewriter.| | | Throughout history, organizations have been reticent to adopt new information technologies.| | | Businesses are not typically interested in information technologies that offer speed.| | | All of these statement about information management are true.| View Feedback|

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A contractor was feeling defeated because the job he was working on was so far behind schedule. As he looked at the job site, he saw one worker moving bricks by carrying two at a time from where they were unloaded to where they were needed. He saw another climbing up a ladder with a few shingles, climbing back down to get more, and then repeating the process. Which management process could be used to determine how the workers could perform their tasks more efficiently? | | Time and motion studies|

| | Resource assessments|
| | Workload analyses|
| | Systems analyses|
| | Cost-benefit analyses|
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Which of the following statements about the beginnings of management is true? | | Job enrichment was developed during the last half of the twentieth century.| | | Management as a field of study is only about 125 years old.| | | Information management appeared with the first computers.| | | The use of management functions would have made the building of the Egyptian pyramids more efficient.| | | All of the above statements about the origin of management are true.| View Feedback|

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Question 4| | 1 / 1 point|
Which management theorist would most likely have said, "The success of an enterprise generally depends much more on the administrative ability of its leaders than on their technical ability"? | | Henri Fayol|

| | Mary Parker Follett|
| | Max Weber|
| | Chester Barnard|
| | Lillian Gilbreth|
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Kraft Foods has created five global product divisions (beverages, snacks, cheese and dairy, convenience meals, and grocery) and two marketing divisions (one for North America and the other for everything else). According to the systems approach to management, these seven divisions are examples of ____. | | work units|

| | functional systems|
| | entropic systems|
| | closed systems|
| | subsystems|
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Which of the following would be a part of an organization's specific environment? | | the technology it uses to make its product|
| | new laws controlling its product�s exportation|
| | the economy in which it operates|
| | its competitors|
| | all of the above|
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Question 7| | 1 / 1 point|
Which of the following is NOT associated with Max Weber's bureaucratic management? | | merit-based promotion|
| | span of management|
| | division of labor|
| | chain of command|
| | qualification-based hiring|
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Question 8| | 0 / 1 point|
According to Henri Fayol's fourteen principles of management, ____ requires that each employee should report to and receive orders from just one boss. | | unity of direction|
| | centralization|
| | vertical authority|
| | span of management|
| | unity of command|
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Question 9| | 0 / 1 point|
In which of the following situations would a Gantt chart be appropriate to use? | | building a bridge|
| | installing a local area network for a computer system| | | rebuilding communities destroyed by hurricane|
| | planning a Mardi Gras parade|
| | all of these|
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Organizations operate in two kinds...
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