Previous year Question paper For Guahati University

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Previous year Question paper For Guahati University

  1. 1. 2007 COMMERCE THIRD PAPER (Management and Organizational Behaviour) Full Marks: 80 Time: 3 hours The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions PART-A Answer all questions 1. Answer the following questions: a) What is classical conditioning? b) Define organizational effectiveness. c) Highlight the principles of coordination. d) What is organizational climate? 2. Distinguish between: a) Line authority vs. Staff authority b) Positive reinforcement vs. Negative reinforcement c) Interpersonal vs. Intraindividual conflict 3. Write short notes on: a) Hawthorne effect b) Departmentation c) Managerial grid d) Social loafing e) Dominant culture PART-B Answer any three questions 2×4=8 3×3=9 3×5=15 4. Describe the evolution of different schools of management thought. How does management science school differ from behavioural school? Discuss. 8+8=16 5. Define personality. What do you understand by personality traits? Also, discuss how you would associate personality to organizational behaviour. 4+6+6=16 6. Briefly explain Alderfer's ERG theory of motivation. Bring out the similarities and dissimilarities of Alderfer's theory with Maslow's theory. Also, critically analyse the limitations of these theories. 4+8+4= 16 7. Explain the need of control in an organization. What are the steps in a control process? Also, explain how financial controls are considered important in managing an organization. 4+6+6= 16 8. What are the different types of groups in an organization? In this context, discuss the major theoretical explanation of group formation. 4+12=16

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