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NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
PLOT 91, CADASTRAL ZONE, NNAMDI AZIKIWE EXPRESS WAY, JABI- ABUJA
FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 2019_2 EXAMINATION
COURSE CODE: BUS 804
COURSE TITLE: STRATEGY AND STRUCTURE CREDIT UNIT: 2
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Attempt question Number one (1) and any other two (2).
2. Question number 1 is compulsory and caries 30 marks, while The other questions carry 20 marks each
3. Present all your points in a coherent and orderly manner TIME ALLOWED 2 Hours
1a. Research suggests that performance declines when the firm’s strategy is not
matched with the most appropriate structure and controls? Discuss (10 marks)
b. What are the three factors to consider when designing an Organization’s structure? List and explain. (10 marks)
c. In what ways does strategy have a much more important influence on structure. (10 marks)
2a. Firms use different forms of the functional organizational structure to support their strategy- Outline those different forms and elaborate on them (.5marks)
b.. As a University Vice Chancellor of one of the universities in Nigeria, structure the vision and mission statements in making your University a modern Learning higher institution, draw the policy thrust to eradicate poor education and sustain the education growth through the infrastructure renewal and development.(15 marks)
3a. Matching Organizational Structures and Strategies, do you agree that firms can adopt a certain type of structure depending on the strategies of the Organization.
Support your discussion with Chandler or Porter view. (15 marks)
b. What is behavioral implementation in Strategic Management? In advancing company’s mission: Briefly outline those guidelines or rules and explain them. (5 marks)
4a. What is the Organizational structure in communication? (5 marks)
b. .What is the role of organizational structure and culture in communication? (5 marks)
c. Briefly explain the Dimensions of strategy. (10 marks)
5a. Corporate planning strategies provide business owners with specific guidelines or rules for improving business operations: Discuss?. (12marks)
b. What are the components of corporate strategy? Elucidate.(8 marks)