Strategic Planning Paper 1

1

Michael Porter Five Forces Model helps managers to analyze forces that shape competition within an industry in order to identify opportunities and threats in their industry environments. Which of the following forces is not one of the Five Forces?






2

Companies group customers in order to gain a competitive advantage. This is called:






3

Companies group customers in order to gain a competitive advantage. This is called:






4

One of the steps in the the strategic planning process is analyzing external factors in order to identify the organization opportunities and threats. Which of the following is not a part of external analysis?






5

Which of the following is not a significant reason for planning in an organization?






6

Some of the benefits that horizontal integration may provide include the all of the following except:






7

An organization is said to have a "competitive advantage" over its industry rivals when:






8

A company need for external financing depends on several factors. A factor that does not affect the company need for external financing is






9

Which of the following is not a characteristic of a tactical plan:






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