CA Intermediate Strategic Management (SM) MCQ

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


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


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


4. ‘Strategic group mapping’ involves-


5. Corporate level strategy is concerned with the following-


6. 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?


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


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


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


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


11. Horizontal integration is concerned with


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


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


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


15. Financial objectives involve all of the following except:


16. Competitive landscape requires the application of-


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


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


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


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


21. Vertical integration may be beneficial when


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


31. ADL matrix has been propounded by:


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


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


34. The reasons for acquisition are


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


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


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


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


39. 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.


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


41. An important activity in_________is taking corrective action.


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


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


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


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


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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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