Principle of Business management 2010 (General) | Dibrugarh University Question Papers

[Principles of Business Management Question Papers, B.Com 2nd Sem, Dibrugarh University, Old Course, General Course, 2010]

2010 (May)
(General Course)
(Principles of Business Management)
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
1.       (a) Describe in brief the evolution of management thought. Make a comparative study between classical and neo-classical theory.


        (b) Discuss the nature of management principles. Describe the fundamental differences between the contribution of Henry Fayol and F. W. Taylor.

2.       (a) What is strategic planning? Describe the essential steps to formulate strategic planning.


        (b) What types of decisions are necessary for smooth management of a business? Discuss. State in brief the essential series of steps to be taken into account to take a vital decision.

3.    (a) Evaluate the importance of organization in management of a business. Distinguish between formal and informal organization.


        (b) Illustrate the main features of good organization structure. “A good structure of organization can solve the problems created by changing environment of business.” Discuss.

4.    (a) “Sound management depends on good leadership.” Enumerate the significance of leadership in the light of this statement.


        (b) Explain the need hierarchy theory of A. Maslow towards motivation. Compare the theory of F. Herzberg and A. Maslow towards motivation.

5.    (a) Define controlling. Elucidate the steps in controlling process.


        (b) Justify the relation between planning and controlling. Discuss the social responsibilities of management towards to society.