B.Com First Year Question Papers (Distance): Principles of Business Management' 2015

Paper: 106
(Principles of Business Management)
Full Marks: 90
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
1. (a) Write True or False:                             1x5=5

1)         The theory of scientific management was propounded by Taylor.
2)         The book, General and Industrial Management was written by P. F. Drucker.
3)         Management by objectives is a continuous process.
4)         Rationalisation is an element of scientific management.
5)         Correction of deviations is the first step in the process of control.
(b) Fill in the blanks:                                          1x3=3
1)         ‘Zero-based budgeting’ technique was first introduced in America in the year _______.
2)         Management Audit is a _______ technique of control.
3)         _______ is determination of future course of action.
2. Write short notes on: (any four)                        5x4=20
a)         Autocratic leadership.
b)         Strategic planning.
c)          Authority and responsibility.
d)         Positive leadership.
e)         Functional organisation.
f)          Process of decision-making.
3. “Management is concerned with ideas, things and people.” – Comment.          12
Write a brief note on the development of management thoughts.
4. Explain the meaning and process of management by objectives.           3+9=12
“Decision-making is problem solving in different situations”. Discuss.           12
5. Discuss the factors which are to be considered in choosing a suitable form of departmentation.                           13
What do you mean by ‘span of management’? Explain the factors which affect an effective span of management.  4+9=13
6. Compare and contrast Maslow’s theory and Herzberg’s theory of Motivation.      12
“None of the leadership styles is fault proof”. Do you agree? Comment and explain.                  
7. Briefly explain the traditional and modern techniques of control.        13
“Trying to control everything may end up in controlling nothing.” Discuss.


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