CA Intermediate Strategic Management (SM) MCQ

1. Vertical integration may be beneficial when


2. What can be defined as the art and science of formulating, implementing and evaluating cross-functional decisions that enable an organization to achieve its objectives?


3. Horizontal integration is concerned with


4. The concept of ‘core competence’ has been advocated by-


5. The most probable time to pursue a harvest strategy is in a situation of


6. The competencies or skills that a firm employs to transform inputs into outputs are:


7. Conglomerate diversification is another name for which of the following?


8. ‘Attractiveness of firms’ while conducting industry analysis should be seen in-


9. A firm successfully implementing a differentiation strategy would expect:


10. When to organizations combine to increase their strength and financial gains along with breaking the trade barriers is called———–


11. An organization that has a low relative market share position and competes in a slow- growth industry is referred to as a________.


12. ‘Inbound and Outbound logistics” are related to:


13. Which of the following bases of competitive advantage is/are more sustainable:


14. What type of organizational structure do most small businesses follow?


15. ‘Build,’ ‘Hold,’ ‘Harvest,’ and ‘Divest’ are the strategies pursued in:


16. The low growth, low share businesses in BCG matrix are:


17. Which of these basic questions should a vision statement answer?


18. A narrow market focus is to a differentiation-based strategy as a


19. A campaign advocating the message of ‘SAVE WATER’ is:


20. Entering into a ‘contract’ by MNCs is an example of:


21. The Niche strategy is the best way to enter a:


22. ADL matrix has been propounded by:


23. Change in company’s —————– gives rise to problems necessitating a new —————- to be made.


24. Individual investors are reliant on upon the organization’s managers to


25. Which of the following is true of a transnational Corporation:


26. ‘Customer Analysis’ and ‘Market Analysis’ are the part of-


27. Competitive rivalry has the most effect on the firm’s strategies than the firm’s other strategies.


28. The reasons for acquisition are


29. Internal____________are activities in an organization that are performed especially well.


30. According to Porter, what is usually the most powerful of the five competitive forces?


31. The emphasis on product design is very high, the intensity of competition is low, and the market growth rate is low in the__________stage of the industry life cycle.


32. Competitive landscape requires the application of-


33. Corporate level strategy is concerned with the following-


34. Financial objectives involve all of the following except:


35. In evaluating strategies, which one of Rumelt’s criteria for evaluating strategies, refers to the need for strategists to examine sets of trends?


36. Geographical Diversification, Product diversification and Entry Mode are the domains of:


37. An important activity in_________is taking corrective action.


38. ‘Strategic group mapping’ involves-


39. ‘Determinants Analysis’ falls in the purview of?-


40. A tool by which management identifies and evaluates the various businesses that make up a company is termed as:


41. Which of the following is not a limitation of SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunity, Threats) analysis?


42. One of the primary advantages of diversification is sharing core competencies. In order for diversification to be most successful, it is important that


43. “Competitor’s Differentiation’, Customer Value’ and ‘Application of Competitiveness’ are the three important areas of:


44. An advertisement says, ‘Have Roohafza with milk and lassi too’. Which strategy is the company trying to use:


45. Which section of the SWOT Matrix involves matching internal strengths with external opportunities?


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6 Replies to “CA Intermediate Strategic Management (SM) MCQ

  1. 4. ‘Build,’ ‘Hold,’ ‘Harvest,’ and ‘Divest’ are the strategies pursued in:

    1. Boston Consulting Group Growth Share Matrix
    2. Value chain Analysis
    3.Managerial Grid Matrix
    4. Ansoff’s Product Matrix Growth Matrix
    I think correct answer should be option 1 not value chain analysis

    1. Please tell from where to study limitations of SWOT .I can only find advantage of swot in icai module for SM in page 2.36 july 17 edition

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