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1. The study of the organizational work done by people when engaged in strategizing is known as the ___________ approach.

  1. Narrative
  2. RBV
  3. Strategy as practice
  4. Process  


c. Strategy as practice

2. Which of the following are standard strategy practices?

  2. SWOT
  3. BCG matrix
  4. All of the above


d. All of the above

3. Strategy as practice seeks to study strategy ______ and _______.

  1. Theoretically and practically
  2. Anthropologically and sociologically
  3. Empirically and a priori
  4. Universally and specifically


b. Anthropologically and sociologically

4. According to Samra-Fredericks, which of the following is NOT a factor defining interpersonal competence as a strategist?

  1. Analytic skill
  2. Speaking forms of knowledge
  3. Questioning and querying
  4. Deploying metaphors


a. Analytic skill

5. What is the narrative structure described by Campbell (1988) which is often found in biographical accounts of CEOs?

  1. Ballad
  2. Heroic
  3. Poetic
  4. Psychoanalytic


b. Heroic

7. Strategy as practice research has shown that strategy tends to be marked by unreflective acceptance of ___________.

  1. Unconscious assumptions and beliefs
  2. Explicit beliefs
  3. Hard data
  4. Theoretical models


a. Unconscious assumptions and beliefs




































8. Consultants offer which of the following functions for strategists?

  1. Organizational therapy
  2. Organizational retooling
  3. Organizational surgery
  4. All of the above


d. All of the above

9. According to Spee and Jarzabkowski, strategy tools work in practice both ______ and ______. 

  1. Ideationally and pragmatically
  2. Instrumentally and symbolically
  3. Instrumentally and ideationally
  4. Pragmatically and theoretically


b. Instrumentally and symbolically

10. Carroll, Levy and Richmond identified seven areas of self-insight into leadership practice: ______, process, consciousness, awareness, ______, everydayness and identity.

  1. Habits/control
  2. Language/human resources
  3. Errors/problems
  4. Values/emotions


c. Errors/problems