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# Why firms adhere to or deviate from their strategic

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10 Jul 2006, 20:35
Why firms adhere to or deviate
from their strategic plans is poorly
understood. However, theory and
limited research suggest that the
(5) process through which such plans
emerge may play a part. In particular,
top management decision-sharingâ€”
consensus-oriented, team-based
decision-makingâ€”may increase the
(10) likelihood that firms will adhere to their
plans, because those involved in the
decision-making may be more com-
mitted to the chosen course of action,
thereby increasing the likelihood that
to their plans.
However, the relationship between
top management decision-sharing and
adherence to plans may be affected
(20) by a firmâ€™s strategic mission (its fun-
damental approach to increasing
sales revenue and market share, and
generating cash flow and short-term
profits). At one end of the strategic
(25) mission continuum, â€œbuildâ€
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10 Jul 2006, 22:44
Its

1. E
2. A

for me.
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11 Jul 2006, 15:15
OA is quite wierd..

Can anyone help to explain this one??
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12 Jul 2006, 02:14
C
B

for me....... will explain if correct
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12 Jul 2006, 03:04
IMO they both Are D
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12 Jul 2006, 03:42
E & A for me too.
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12 Jul 2006, 07:08
I picked BA
but OA are DA.
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