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CA Intermediate Strategic Management (SM) MCQ

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

3. 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?

 
 
 
 

4. Vertical integration may be beneficial when

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

11. ADL matrix has been propounded by:

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

14. The reasons for acquisition are

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

16. An important activity in_________is taking corrective action.

 
 
 
 

17. ‘Strategic group mapping’ involves-

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

23. 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.

 
 
 
 

24. Financial objectives involve all of the following except:

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

32. Corporate level strategy is concerned with the following-

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

34. Horizontal integration is concerned with

 
 
 
 

35. Competitive landscape requires the application of-

 
 
 
 

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. ‘Inbound and Outbound logistics” are related to:

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

45. Entering into a ‘contract’ by MNCs is an example 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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