1. Question : Costco has been successful in part due to its unique approach to staffing. Which of the following statements correctly explains its approach in this area?
Student Answer: Costco promotes employees with in-store experience and sponsors them to take graduate-level business courses.
Costco hires only managers who have worked for its competitors.
Costco holds employees’ jobs while they pursue business school degrees on their own.
Costco hires business school graduates directly out of college.
Question 2. Question : ________ is/are an example of a recession-sensitive industry, while ________ is/are an example of a recession-proof industry.
Student Answer: toiletries; construction
auto parts; air travel
air travel; toiletries
toiletries; auto parts
Question 3. Question : Which of the following expressions most closely captures the essence of a strategic business unit?
Student Answer: “the lifeblood of a company”
“a company within a company”
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