Chapter 2 set two

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While assessing value of the IS infrastructure, “before-and-after” assessments of infrastructure characteristics such as interoperability, portability, scalability, recoverability, and compatibility can be taken to measure ________ value.
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architectural
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While assessing value of the IS infrastructure, ________ value is derived from assessing an investment’s impact on enabling the infrastructure to better meet business processing requirements.
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operational
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While assessing value of the IS infrastructure, if we measure the impact of not investing in a particular project, we are deriving the ________ value.
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operational
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While assessing value of the IS infrastructure, ________ value is derived from assessing the extent to which an investment helps to meet requirements for control, security, and integrity as required by a governing body or a key customer.
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regulatory and compliance
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Which of the following international business strategies is associated with low degree of global integration and high degree of local responsiveness?
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multidomestic strategy
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A global strategy is associated with ________.
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high degree of global integration and low degree of local responsiveness
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A firm that enjoys high degree of global integration and local responsiveness is pursuing a(n) ________ strategy.
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transnational
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Which of the following statements is true about firms pursuing a home-replication strategy?
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They focus on their domestic customers’ needs and wants and merely export their products to generate additional sales.
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Companies pursuing a(n) ________ strategy attempt to achieve economies of scale by producing identical products in large quantities for a variety of different markets.
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global
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While pursuing a global business strategy, the ________ prohibit(s) the implementation of local strategies, and thus a global company cannot quickly react to local challenges and opportunities.
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need to achieve economies of scale
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Which of the following statements is true about organizations pursuing a global business strategy?
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They attempt to achieve economies of scale by producing identical products in large quantities for a variety of different markets.
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Which of the following is a disadvantage of firms that pursue a global strategy?
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inability to react quickly to local challenges and opportunities
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Which of the following statements is true about firms pursuing a multidomestic business strategy?
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They are extremely flexible and responsive to the needs and demands of local markets.
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Which of the following is a disadvantage for firms pursuing a multidomestic business strategy?
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limited knowledge transfer between individual subsidiaries
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Which of the following statements, if true, would support the argument that Glasco implements a global business strategy?
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Glasco’s top managers believe that the best work approaches and practices are those of the home country.
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Which of the following statements, if true, would imply that Glasco implements a multidomestic business strategy?
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Glasco’s top managers have the view that employees in the host country know the best work approaches and practices for running their business.
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Which of the following statements, if true, would support the argument that Glasco pursues a transnational business strategy?
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Glasco’s top managers have a global view and look for the best approaches and people regardless of origin.
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The ________ business strategy allows companies to leverage the flexibility offered by a decentralized organization while at the same time reaping economies of scale enjoyed by centralization.
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transitional
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Which of the following actions distinguish firms pursuing a transnational business strategy?
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striking a balance between centralization and decentralization
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Mystic, a Texas-based fashion apparel company with subsidiaries in more that 25 countries across the world, is one of the most recognized brands in the global and domestic markets. In a recent interview with The New York Times, the CEO and the spearhead of Mystic Co. Burt Swager said, “The secret of the company’s success is its ability to strike the right balance between centralization and decentralization.” Mystic Co. is a firm that successfully pursues a(n) ________ business strategy.
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transitional
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According to ________, the number of transistors that could be squeezed onto a silicon chip would double every 18 months.
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Moore’s law
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To deploy innovative information systems well, people in the organization must be willing to do whatever they can to bypass and eliminate internal bureaucracy, set aside political squabbles, and pull together for the common good. These requirements can be categorized as ________ requirements.
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process
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Which of the following actions would fulfill the process requirements for the deployment of an innovative information system?
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eliminating internal bureaucracy
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Organizations deploying innovative information systems must have the human capital necessary to deploy the new systems. These requirements can be categorized as ________ requirements.
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resource
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Which of the following actions would fulfill the resource requirements for the deployment of an innovative information system?
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finding system partners

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