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# Mr.Blatt: Expert consultants are sought after by management

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23. Mr.Blatt: Expert consultants are sought after by management because they help executives make better decisions. That is why they are worth the substantial fees they charge.

Ms. Fring: Nonsense. Expert consultants are hired in order to enable executives to avoid responsibility. The more the experts cost, the more they can be blamed when things go wrong.

Which one of the following, if it occurred, would be the strongest evidence favoring Ms.Fring's position over Mr. Blatt's position?

(A) A company that is trying to decide whether to move its manufacturing plant hires an expensive expert to conduct a cost/benefit analysis.

(B) Two competing companies faced with very similar problems adopt different solutions.

(C) A successful firm of expert consultants seeks to increase its volume of business by reducing its fees, but its volume of business drops.

(D) An expert consultant builds up a successful business by charging clients a substantial percentage of the amount an independent assessor judges that the consultant saved the company.

(E) A company follows a consultant's advice to open two new stores, but both stores are only marginally profitable at first.

Sorry I had to edited it

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24 Feb 2004, 13:19
Hey Anandnk,

What is Mr. Blatt's position?

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24 Feb 2004, 18:32
Agree with Vivek on E. Only E stands out here
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24 Feb 2004, 21:45
I take E as well. Though not by logic, but rather by POE

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24 Feb 2004, 21:56
Even I could not co-relate the stem wiht the answers and picked E by POE.

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24 Feb 2004, 22:24

Question stem: "The more the experts cost, the more they can be blamed when things go wrong."

C says that consulting company reduced the charges and the business went down. This information supports the the Frings statement becuase reduced
expert cost means reduced blame on the experts. In other words, the executives have to take the blame for not hiring a good consultant.

The assumption here is that an expensive item is a good item. If it is not a
good item we can blame it on the suppliers.

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25 Feb 2004, 05:16

Question stem: "The more the experts cost, the more they can be blamed when things go wrong."

C says that consulting company reduced the charges and the business went down. This information supports the the Frings statement becuase reduced
expert cost means reduced blame on the experts. In other words, the executives have to take the blame for not hiring a good consultant.

The assumption here is that an expensive item is a good item. If it is not a
good item we can blame it on the suppliers.

I kind of hesitated on this answer choice too but here, what drops is the expert consultant's business, not the hiring firm's business. Therefore, I do not see the connection to hiring or not hiring expert consultants.
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Re: Mr.Blatt: Expert consultants are sought after by management [#permalink]

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11 Apr 2016, 05:49
C is the most suitable answer for me.

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