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Which of the following is most likely to represent a companys

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Which of the following is most likely to represent a company's most potent resource strength?
a. A core competence in performing a competitively important value chain activity
b. A large market share
c. A large amount of cash on hand
d. A credit rating of A or higher
e. A distinctive competence in performing a competitively important value chain activity

2. Which of the following statements about company value chains is false?
a. The "outputs" of an organization's value chain activities are the value delivered to customers and the resulting revenues it collects.
b. The activities that comprise a company's value chain reveal whether a company's resource strengths are well-matched to the industry's key success factors.
c. There can be important differences in the value chains of companies in the very same industry
d. A) When the revenues generated from an organization's activities are sufficient to cover the various resource costs and yield an attractive profit, then the organization has an appealing value chain--its customer value proposition and its profit proposition are well-aligned.
e. A) The "inputs" of an organization's value chain are all of the resources required to conduct its various value chain activities; use of these resources creates costs.

3. Which one of the following is not an example of a potential resource weakness or competitive deficiency that a company may have?
a. Too narrow a product line relative to rivals
b. Having a single, unified functional strategy instead of several distinct functional strategies
c. Inferior intellectual capital relative to rivals
d. Higher overall unit costs relative to key competitors
e. Weak or unproven product innovation capabilities

4. Which one of the following provides the most accurate picture of whether a company is cost competitive with its rivals?
a. How the combined costs of a company's internally performed activities, the activities performed by its suppliers, and the activities performed by its forward channel allies compare against the costs that make up the supplier-internal-distributor value chain systems employed by rival firms
b. How the costs of the company's primary value chain activities compare against the costs of the primary value chain activities of rival companies
c. How the costs of the company's internally performed activities compare against the costs of the internally-performed activities of rival companies
d. How the value chain costs of a company's suppliers and forward channel allies compare against the value chain costs of rival companies' suppliers and forward channel allies
e. How the costs of the company's production and marketing activities compare against the costs of the production and marketing activities of rival companies
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Expert:  Steve replied 4 years ago.
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