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

Course: 204
(Principles of Business Management)
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
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
(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
(b) What is decision-making? Explain the features of managerial decisions.      4+10=14
5. (a) Describe the significance of organizing.         14
(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
(b) What is motivation? Enumerate the assumptions of McGregor’s theory X and Y about motivation.    4+10=14
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
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
(b) Write the different skills required by a manager in modern business world.            11
4. (a) Discuss the features of planning.                     11
(b) What is ‘management by objectives’? Describe its features.           4+7=11
5. (a) Discuss the concept and significance of organizing.         4+7=11
(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
(b) Write a note on different styles of leadership.         11
7. (a) Briefly explain the traditional and modern techniques of control.     12
(b) Explain the essential elements of an effective control system.          12


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