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The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests

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11 Dec 2013, 06:10
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13 Dec 2013, 07:38
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IMO it should be D.

...that executives examine A, and, modifier, decide B.

The modifier explains how decision B is made.
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13 Dec 2013, 13:28
Agree on D with Nikhil90's explanation
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13 Dec 2013, 18:15
agree, D sounds correct. The comma should be after the "and". Plus D flows correctly, when said out loud.
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24 Sep 2016, 23:43
My Approach to solve this question :

1. Inappropriate use of pronouns they and these in choice A, eliminated
2. Choice C has a tense error : in using... deciding as well as pronoun reference of these is ambiguous
3. Choice E has unnecessary use of 3 pronouns which are ambiguous : their, they and these ... clearly eliminated

Now in choice A and D, A has errors in sections like "in using", can decide needs a pronoun reference before it

Hence D is the clear winner
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The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests that executives examine a firm’s external environment and internal conditions, and in using the set of objective criteria they derive from these analyses, can decide on a strategy.

A. conditions, and in using the set of objective criteria they derive from these analyses, can decide
B. conditions, and they use the set of objective criteria derived from these analyses in deciding
C. conditions and, in using the set of objective criteria derived from these analyses, deciding
D. conditions and, using the set of objective criteria derived from these analyses, decide
E. conditions and, in their use of the set of objective criteria they derive from these analyses, they decide

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The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests that executives examine a firm’s external environment and internal conditions and, using the set of objective criteria derived from these analyses, decide on a strategy.

Correct answer must be (D) for the highlighted errors in the other options...

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15 Aug 2017, 08:20
I picked up 'E', which is incorrect, Can anyone provide me justification why 'e' is an incorrect choice? Other than 'So Wordy'. Thanks.
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The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests that executives examine a firm’s external environment and internal conditions, and in using the set of objective criteria they derive from these analyses can decide on a strategy.

The first thing is that the standard theory of decision making postulates that the executives make SWOT analysis of the circumstances and the based on the outcome of this brainstorm devise a suitable strategy to tackle the issue at hand. The tenor of the theory is to command the participants to a set path. To this extent, this is a command subjunctive as the first verb has been marked in the bare infinitive "examine". Therefore, the second verb also is required to be in the bare infinitive namely 'decide'. Here one cannot take 'use' as parallel to examine as the analyses are themselves an outcome of the brainstorm. nor could 'derive' be parallel to examine since the verb 'derive' belongs to the relative clause ( that) they derive Thereof now,

A. conditions, and in using the set of objective criteria they derive from these analyses, can decide -- can decide is wrong. We don't use can in the command subjunctive

B. conditions, and they use the set of objective criteria derived from these analyses in deciding --use is required to be parallel verb to examine

C. conditions and, in using the set of objective criteria derived from these analyses, deciding --- The second part is an outright fragment

D. conditions and, using the set of objective criteria derived from these analyses, decide --- the best

E. conditions and, in their use of the set of objective criteria they derive from these analyses, they decide --- in the executives' use of the set of objective criteria the executives derive from these analyses, the executives decide on a strategy -- awkward with too many pronouns nested within a clause
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