Thursday, June 06, 2019

Dibrugarh University B.Com 2nd Sem: Principles of Business Management Question Papers (May'2019)


2019
(May)
COMMERCE
(General/Speciality)
Course: 204
(Principles of Business Management)
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
 (NEW COURSE)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 24
1. Answer the following questions:

a)Who is the pioneer of process management?            1
b)      Which function of management is forward looking?           1
c) What is meant by ‘unity of direction’ in management?        1
d)      Who developed the concept of functional organization in management?         1
e)      Write the name of an Indian management thinker.             1
f) Mention two concepts of organization.               1
g)State two limitations of ‘management by objectives’.           2
2. Answer briefly any four questions of the following:           4x4=16
a)Write a note on ‘management control’.
b)      How is proper ‘span of management’ determined?
c) Explain the meaning of management as a process.
d)      Explain the meanings of positive and negative ‘motivations’.
e)      Write a note on ‘positive leadership’.
3. (a) Describe briefly the concepts of management.               14
Or
(b) What do you understand by a system? Discuss management as a system bringing out the basic features of system approach.                                           4+10=14
4. (a) Define planning. Explain the features of a good plan.        4+10=14
Or
(b) What is decision-making? Explain the features of managerial decisions.      4+10=14
5. (a) Describe the significance of organizing.         14
Or
(b) What do you mean by departmentation? Briefly discuss the different methods of departmentation.   4+10=14
6. (a) “Different leadership styles exist among leaders in different times and in different situations.” Discuss the comment and explain the important leadership styles.      6+8=14
Or
(b) What is motivation? Enumerate the assumptions of McGregor’s theory X and Y about motivation.    4+10=14
(OLD COURSE)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
1. Answer the following questions as directed:
a)Write the full form of MIS.             1
b)      Correction of deviation is the first step in the process of control. (Write True or False) 1
c) Management audit is a _______ technique of control. (Fill in the blank)  1
d)      Who propounded the theory of scientific management?         1
e)      Give the meaning of ‘decentralization’.              1
f) ‘Quantitative approach’ is also known as _______. (Fill in the blank)      1
g)State two concepts of management.            2
2. Write short notes on (any four):                    4x4=16
a)Decision-making.
b)      Span of management.
c) Importance of planning.
d)      Management as a process.
e)      Functional organization.
3. (a) Write a brief note on the development of management thought.             11
Or
(b) Write the different skills required by a manager in modern business world.            11
4. (a) Discuss the features of planning.                     11
Or
(b) What is ‘management by objectives’? Describe its features.           4+7=11
5. (a) Discuss the concept and significance of organizing.         4+7=11
Or
(b) Discuss the factors which are to be considered in choosing a suitable form of departmentation.     11
6. (a) Explain the need hierarchy theory of motivation propounded by Abraham Maslow.    11
Or
(b) Write a note on different styles of leadership.         11
7. (a) Briefly explain the traditional and modern techniques of control.     12
Or
(b) Explain the essential elements of an effective control system.          12

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