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  • MBA - 3RD SAMESTER Important question for jan-2008 examination RESEARCH METHODLOGY1. Explain the process of research and its role in managerial decisions and what are the various steps involved in a research process.2. Differentiate between basic research and applied research. Which of them is more useful for business decision-making and how? Explain and illustrate what are the limitations of applied research.3. Explain the meaning and type of hypotheses. In which types of researches are they used? What considerations should be taken while formulating the hypotheses?4. What is the impotence of problem formulation in research? What factors should be considered while formulating a problem.5. What role does research design play in a research? Discus the characteristics of a good research design.6. Explain research designs as powerful tool to study the cause and affect relationships amongst variable in research.7. Enumerate the different methods of collecting data. Critically evaluate the interview method of data collection.8. What are the advantages of sampling? What should be the essentials of a sample? Discuss the multi stage sampling method of selecting sample.9. “Scaling describes the procedure by which numbers are assigned to various degrees of opinion, attitude and other concepts." Elucidate.10. Why are scales used in research? What should be the features of a good scale?11. Write short notes on following a. A- Reliability and validity of scales. b. Liker scale12. Differentiate between Thurston and Liker scales. How these scales are constructed.13. Differentiate between rating and ranking scales. How are rating scales developed? Explain taking a hypothetical example. (84)14. Compare and contrast various attitude measurement technique When would you use each of them and why. (82)15. Define interpretation. How is it different from conclusions? Explain the techniques of interpretation and how are rating scales developed? Which type of researches is it required? (344)16. Explain the Principle of writing a business research report. (348)17. Write notes on : •verbal presentation •Format of research reports (348)
  • MBA - 3RD SAMESTER Important question for jan-2008 examination DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM & MIS1. What are decision support systems? Explain various types of decisions support? Why do managers need decision support systems? - What are the components of decision support system? (203, 205, 216, 217)2. Review the major characteristics and capabilities 6f DSS. Relate each of them to the major components of DSS. (216 to 218)3. Explain various components of Group Decision Support systems. What are the problems in building GDSS? (216 to 29-II)4. (A) Describe the kind of support that groupware can provide. (b) Describe the advantages of deploying groupware over the web. 592(SAD)5. Give example of how information technology can break deferent business barriers. (75)6. What is business process reengineering? What are the steps involved in business process reengineering? Differentiate between continuous quality improvement and BPR and role business process reengineering. (51)7. "MIS helps take better decisions instead of worse" justify the statement with argument and describe the evolution of MIS and its role in decision making (3 to all)8. What are the most important factors you would use in evaluating computer software? Explain why? (322 to 410)9. What is SOL. C? Explain the various stages of SDLC and their relevance to a manager(394)10. Highlight the benefit and disadvantages of hardware purchase through - lease 2 _on rent 3 _ outright purchases.(332)11. What are the stages of system testing? Discuss the activities involved in a system testing. .(322)12. What are the advantages of system documentation? Describe the major activities Involved in the system documentation. (261)13. How changes in the information strategies specifically due to Internet have affected the mass marketing?(181)14. Describe a marketing model for selling items over the Internet(181)
  • 15. Describe the role and advantages of using computers in the financial information processing systems(231 to 207)16. Elucidate the concept of business system. Discuss the major input and output Subsystems of any business system of your choice. (212, 253, 260)17. Details notes on following. (A) Define EMQ (B) What is MRP-1sT and MRP-2nd View slide
  • MBA - 3RD SAMESTER Important question for jan-2008 examination INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ENOVIROMENT1. How is the international business deferent from domestic business? Explain the various opportunities available for & challenges faced by international business managers. (1 to 16)2. What is economic environment? Explain different kinds of economic systems and their influence on International Business. (208)3. What is international business? Explain various types of international business. (22)4. What do you know by political & cultural environment? How do they influence international business? (187)5. Analyze the recent trends in world trade and foreign investment. (72)6. Critically examine Ricardo comparative cost theory of international trade. What is common between smith and Ricardo trade theories? (49 to 50)7. Discuss the Heckscher - Ohlin Trade Model. In what ways does it differ from earlier trade theories? (51)8. Explain the factor endowment theory of international trade. How is it deferent from comparative cost theory of international trade? (51)9. What is MNCs? Explain their positive & negative impact. (79)10. How does Govt. influence trade and investment in an economy? (191)11. Define the term balance of payment. What is disequilibrium in the B.O.P. explain the causes of disequilibrium in B.O.P. and suggest measures to correct this disequilibrium. (92)12. write short notes on: • euro currency market .(295) • MIGA .(118) • Tariffs .(121) • Subsidies .(121)13. Explain the various types of non-tariff barriers to international trade. (118 to 121)14. Explain the role of IMF, IBRD and IDA in international business.15. Critically examine purchasing pow2r parity theory of exchange rate determination. (260)16. Give arguments for & against protection.(114)17. What is social responsibility? Bring out the pressures leading to social responsibility. What are the basic elements of social responsibility? Give arguments for and against social responsibility. (236)18. Give argument$. In favour of economics integration. Are there any disadvantages of such integration for international business managers?(163)19. Explain different kinds of trading agreements. What arc the effects of such agreements on international trade? (399)20. Explain the various stages in managing managers for international business. (410) View slide
  • MBA - 3RD SAMESTER Important question for jan-2008 examination Business policy and strategic analysis1. What is the nature and objectives of business policy? Explain various steps involved in the process of strategic management? (17 & 38)2. Define strategic management. Explain various element of the comprehensive model of the strategic management process? (38 to 40 + 43)3. What do you understand by "establishment of organizational direction"? Explain the process by way of which you should establish the organizational direction of a business corporate. (61 to all)4. Explain the various stage of the evolution of business policy as a field of study. Throw light on the nature and objectives of business policy. (10 to 17)5. Define strategy. How does the process of strategic management work? Explain various elements in the process of strategic management. (30 + 40 + 43)6. Select any organization of your choice. Identify the high priority environmental factors in its relevant environment. Use this information to prepare a summary ETEP for the organization. (118)7. What is the role of Chief Executive Officer of a business corporate in the process of Strategic Management? Explain the type of skills required for the performance of this role. (46)8. Describe the functions of various constitutions of the top the management of a corporate house. Is there any scope of conflict in the tasks of board of directors and the CEO of the corporate? Comment. (44 to 54)9. Discuss the tasks and responsibilities of a CEO of a company. Describe the skills required for efficient performance of these tasks and responsibilities. (46)10. What are the main constituents of the top _management of a business corporate? Discuss the tasks and responsibilities of the Board of Directors and the sub committees. (44 to 54)11. What sources of information can be used for appraising an organization? What is the importance of organizational appraisal? Explain various techniques of organizational appraisal. (148 - 149)12. Why should a corporate identify its competence and resources? Explain the areas in which corporate competence and resources need to be identified. Discuss the process of determining corporate competence. (166)13. What do you understand by SWOT Analysis? How SWOT Analysis is carried out? What is the relevance of SWOT Analysis in the formulation of strategy? (117)14. Explain the various types of strategic and describe the role which each one of them plays in the different phase of the process of strategic management. (171)15. What is the nature and comments of companys environment? Explain various techniques used for making environmental analysis. (149)16. Explain the process of Strategic Analysis and choice, How BCG Matrix technique helps in making strategic choice? (249 - 269)17. Write detailed note on the behavioral considerations affecting strategic choice. (274)18. Write notes on the following: • Mode! Of grand strategy clusters. (261) • Contingency approach to strategic choice. (279)