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Managers who think that strong environmental performance will (i)_________ their company’s financial performance often (ii)_________ claims that systems designed to help them manage environmental concerns are valuable tools. By contrast, managers who perceive environmental performance to be (iii)_________ to financial success may view an environmental management system as extraneous. In either situation, and whatever their perceptions, it is a manager’s commitment to achieving environmental improvement rather than the mere presence of a system that determines environmental performance.



Blank (i) Blank (ii) Blank (iii)
eclipse uncritically accept complementary
bolster appropriately acknowledge intrinsic
degrade hotly dispute peripheral




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Re: Managers who think that strong environmental performance [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2016, 15:15
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The first two sentences introduce two contrasting sets of managers. The managers identified in the second sentence view systems designed to help manage environmental concerns as “extraneous,” suggesting that they would view environmental performance to be “peripheral” (Choice I) to financial performance.

The other options for Blank (iii)— “complementary” and “intrinsic” — are not consistent with the idea that environmental management systems are extraneous. With Blank (iii) filled in, we can go back to Blanks (i) and (ii) with greater confidence: “bolster” works best in Blank (i), since
the two sets of managers have contrasting views. Blank (ii) is not straightforward clearly these managers would not “hotly dispute” this claim, but “appropriately acknowledge” is less easily ruled out. “Uncritically accept” makes sense and is confirmed when we look at the final sentence in which the author warns that, in either situation, “the mere presence of a system” is not enough to achieve environmental improvement.

In fact, a system is not even necessary. Thus the author of the paragraph does not regard the systems as particularly valuable, ruling out “appropriately acknowledge.”

Thus the correct answer is bolster (Choice B), uncritically accept (Choice D), and peripheral (Choice I).
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Re: Managers who think that strong environmental performance [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2018, 12:10
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Re: Managers who think that strong environmental performance [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2018, 12:38
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Re: Managers who think that strong environmental performance [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2018, 06:15
What's wrong with appropriately acknowledge? What makes uncritically accept better? I thought both could fit, with appropriately acknowledge being slightly better.
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Re: Managers who think that strong environmental performance [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2018, 09:03
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No.

The meaning of the second blank is that the managers accept upfront without a critical evaluation of all scenarios of a certain things.

E does not fit.

On the one hand, part of the managers thinks that certain environmental performance is pivotal even though they accept this without any critical reasoning. Others, considering the environmental performance as residual.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Managers who think that strong environmental performance [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2018, 10:06
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njihan wrote:
What's wrong with appropriately acknowledge? What makes uncritically accept better? I thought both could fit, with appropriately acknowledge being slightly better.



As also explained above, uncritically accept is better...

The author never propagates that systems designed to help companies manage environmental concerns are valuable tools, he is neutral in his approach.
He finds both the views as too rigid, so if we take appropriately acknowledge as correct, it means the author is agreeing to this thought process, but that is not the case.
so uncritically accept is better.
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Re: Managers who think that strong environmental performance [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2018, 18:25
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What's wrong with appropriately acknowledge? What makes uncritically accept better? I thought both could fit, with appropriately acknowledge being slightly better.


I chose "uncritically accept" for the following reason: because of the presence of the word "often". Those who believe [A] is good would always acknowledge the power of it, not often. Hence, "often appropriately acknowledge" wouldn't make sense.
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Re: Managers who think that strong environmental performance [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2019, 04:05
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Re: Managers who think that strong environmental performance [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2019, 22:32
Here, there is the other possibility of:

Managers who think that strong environmental performance will degrade/eclipse their company’s financial performance often hotly dispute claims that systems designed to help them manage environmental concerns are valuable tools.

But the next sentence sets up a contrast with managers who perceive these systems as extraneous. Managers who uncritically accept the system as valuable contrast the best with managers who regard the system as extraneous.

Managers who hotly dispute the system do not contrast well with managers who consider the system as extraneous.

Managers who appropriately acknowledge the system do not contrast well with managers who consider the system as extraneous.

In 3-blank questions, we are urged to look at the total meaning of the paragraph before filling the blanks. But we have the advantage of more clues and even related blanks will rule out options.
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Re: Managers who think that strong environmental performance [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2019, 08:36
Can someone pls explain why not "complementary" ??.
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Re: Managers who think that strong environmental performance [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2019, 09:51
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This is a really tough question.

Overall, the question says that the idea of strong environmental performance is good for the company.

On the other hand, there is a shift in the sentence

By contrast, managers who perceive environmental performance to be (iii)_________ to financial success may view an environmental management system as extraneous.

So, managers who think that the success of a company is outside the company itself or that other variable come into play do not think as much we could have an intrinsic element for this success.

In fact, the third blank should indicate that managers think good environmental performance is either bad for a company or not useful to it. Complementary is something that completes another thing and that is necessary as well. If you use complementary, then means it is good. But we need something that is NOT good and shows contrast.

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