The typical bureaucracy is characterized by all of the following traits EXCEPT

1) The typical bureaucracy is characterized by all of the following traits EXCEPT

Solution: individual flexibility.

Explanation: A bureaucracy is not characterized by decentralized decision making; and are tasks that are grouped into functional departments therefore not characterized by individual flexibility


2) Which of the following is NOT one of the ways in which private bureaucracies differ from public ones?

Solution: Unlike private bureaucracies, public bureaucracies do not rely on job specialization

Explanation: Bureaucracies are found in both the public and private sectors. They difference in public bureaucracies and private bureaucracies are that governmental bureaucracies that does not have a single set of leaders but private or business bureaucracies do. Also te purpose of a private-sector company is to make a profit.


3) The Post Office, which was created by Congress and which reinvests its profits into itself rather than distributing them among shareholders, is an example of

Solution: a government corporation

Explanation: A government corporation is a state-owned entity that is owned by the government with a goal to pursue industrial or commercial activities on behalf of a national government.


4) The mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which are set up by and associated with the government but which act like private corporations, are examples of

Solution: government-sponsored enterprises

Explanation: A government-sponsored enterprise, created by the United States Congress, are quasi-governmental that are privately-held entities that were established with the goal to improve the flow of credit to specific sectors of the economy.

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