E3 - Strategic Management Question Tutorial 試験
Question No : 1
CCC is a software design company. The Board of CCC has always openly encouraged partnerships with a wide range of designers and other organizations in its industry in order to continually develop and enhance the services it offers and to utilize the expertise and knowledge of a range of individuals and organizations. CCC's staff have also been highly creative and innovative in the design services they provide. CCC regularly analyses and keeps up to date with changes in the environment in which it operates. CCC operates a sophisticated website to promote its services and keep in touch with its service users.
Which TWO of the following attributes of a change adept organization, as defined by Kanter, has CCC demonstrated? (Choose two.)
Question No : 2
QR is a conglomerate with two divisions, A and B.
Given the information below, select the most appropriate strategy for each division to implement.
Question No : 3
DDD is a business which sells entertainment products and now wants to move to a position where it uses e-business as a fundamental part of its business strategy.
Which of the following benefits would result from DDD's use of e-business? (Choose all that apply.)
Question No : 4
SSS University wishes to introduce a new Car Park Management Strategy (CPMS). The aim of this strategy is to reduce the use of private cars and to encourage sustainable transport, such as cycling and public transport, by staff and students. SSS has decided to reduce the number of car parking spaces and introduce parking charges.
The Management Accountant has decided to use the Balanced Scorecard to help prepare a performance management system to assess the performance of the new CPMS.
Which of the following is an example of the Innovation and Learning perspective of a Balanced Scorecard for SSS?
Question No : 5
RRR is a medium sized company, which has built family homes in Country В for twenty years. The Board of RRR wishes to expand company operations and start building homes in the neighboring country. The Board of RRR wishes to undertake a position audit to help in this decision.
Which of the following strategic analysis tools would be used in a position audit for RRR?
Question No : 6
STU is a hospital that is wholly funded by its national government. In the last five years it has seen its funding cut by over 30% due to budgetary pressure on the government, caused by a global recession. As a result, the senior management team of STU has had to make some very difficult decisions about prioritizing how it spends the funds it receives from the government. Its main strategies have been to reduce the number of administration staff and nursing staff by 20%, in order to reduce its costs. It has also stopped providing a number of services to patients, including its counselling services and its physiotherapy unit.
Which of the following strategies has STU adopted to manage its reduced funding? (Choose all that apply.)
Reference: http://www.cbsmohali.org/course_material/fourth_semester/strategic%20management.pdf (63)
Question No : 7
M is a car manufacturer in Country C. Every day, at 09.00, members of M's staff practice meditation and Tai Chi for 30 minutes, before their normal workday commences.
M's staff are paid during this time and M considers the practice to be a benefit both to staff and the company. Staff operate with high levels of efficiency and absenteeism levels are low.
The auditors of M have recommended that M stop these sessions, stating that they consider them to be a waste of time and a drain on resources.
Which of the following aspects of M's culture would the auditors recommendation impact on?
Question No : 8
Z is a medium-sized UK based accounting practice. Z operates a graduate training scheme. The trainees are given an induction and then placed on a three-year training programme designed to help develop professional skills and experience.
The training programme has been in existence for many years.
However, there is no clear consensus amongst the partners of Z about what the trainees should be able to do on completion of the programme and therefore what the training programme should emphasize. This lack of clarity is affecting the morale and commitment of the trainees and significant numbers are failing the programme or leaving to join a rival firm.
Z's HR Department recognizes the need for committed and well motivated accountants to meet the increased expectations of clients and the competition from rival firms. The HR Department has identified changes to the training programme that can be implemented gradually through a series of initiatives.
Which TWO of the following statements regarding the change required in Z are correct? (Choose two.)
Question No : 9
HHH is an international distribution company which operates a number of large distribution warehouses. HHH employs over 10,000 staff who operate the warehouses 24 hours per day and process over 500,000 packages and parcels each day. HHH operates in a highly competitive market and the senior management team recognize the importance of focusing upon its Critical Success Factors (CSF's).
However, some senior managers are confused as to the difference between CSF's and Key Performance Indicators (KPI's).
Which of the following are Critical Success Factors for HHH? (Choose all that apply.)
Question No : 10
When FarmCot Foods was founded five years ago, it was a small shop set up by a family of dairy farmers in a disused farm shed, selling their own produce to the local community. The family had decided, at that point in time, to diversify their dairy farming activities into also selling their own milk, cheese and ice cream products. The aim was to increase their revenues, as dairy farming in their home country had been in decline for a number of years.
Since then, the shop has been very successful and has expanded rapidly over the last three years, due largely to a strong growth in tourism in its home country and a shift in consumer demand for locally sourced fresh farm products. FarmCot Foods is now located in a large purpose-built building on the site of the original farm shed and also operates a very popular café, a children's play area and sells a much wider range of products and gifts, which are all sourced from local suppliers.
Which of the following best describes FarmCot Foods approach to strategy development in the last five years?
Question No : 11
RRR is an insurance company which maintains an extensive database of its customer transactions over the last 10 years. RRR is developing a new product and has carried out a SWOT analysis.
Within which of the following aspects of the SWOT analysis would RRR include its customer database?
Reference: https://www.cimaglobal.com/Documents/ImportedDocuments/cid_tg_strategic_analysis_tools_nov07.pdf.pdf (5)
Question No : 12
Which THREE of the following frameworks are used solely to evaluate the external environment of an organization? (Choose three.)
Question No : 13
YZ operates a national mobile phone (cell phone) network in one country. It is considering upgrading its network to 4th Generation (4G) by providing an improved bandwidth that will enable its customers faster access to the Internet.
This investment will cost S29 million which YZ's institutional investors have agreed to provide by subscribing to a rights issue. This is due to management having informed institutional investors that a rival is already offering 4G and that this is taking customers away from YZ because its network is now regarded as too slow. YZ's remaining customers have shown a willingness to pay extra for 4G and overall the investment will have a positive net present value.
Which of the following statements are correct? (Choose all that apply.)
Question No : 14
As a CIMA qualified management accountant working within a manufacturing company, you are subject to both CIMA's Code of Ethics and your company's Code of Business Conduct.
Which TWO of the following statements are TRUE? (Choose two.)
Question No : 15
Which of the following categorizations would be correct, according to McFarlan's Strategic Grid, for a system which is critical to sustaining existing business but its future strategic importance is considered to be low?
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