MS 97 IGNOU MBA Assignments July-Dec 2015

1. Discuss the factors which influence foreign investment decisions. Explain how a firm makes choices of location for doing business. 2. Classify the planning modes adopted by the MNEs. Give illustrations. 3. Explain the need for control in multinational operations. Examine the interrelationship between ownership and control of foreign subsidiaries. 4. Select a multinational enterprise (name and describe the MNE) and discuss the management practices adopted by it. 5. What are the objectives of trade groupings? Briefly discuss their individual success in achieving these objectives. … [Continue reading]

MS 95 IGNOU MBA Assignments July-Dec 2015

1. Discuss the various experimental designs as powerful tools to study the cause and effect relationships amongst variables in research. 2. Explain Stratified Random Sampling. Describe proportional allocation and optimum allocation with the help of an example. 3. A physical instructor claims that a particular exercise when done continuously for 7 days, reduces body weight at least by 3.5kg. Five overweight girls did the exercise for 7 days and their body weights were found as under: Girls 1 2 3 4 5 Weight before exercise 70 72 75 71 78 Weight after exercise 66 70 72 66 72 Making use of the sign test, verify the claim at α = 0.05 that the exercise reduces weight by at least 3.5kg. 4. Explain the different parts of a typical research report. Also prepare a sample Index page of such report. 5. Write short notes on: i) Dependent and Independent variable ii) Copy Reading iii) Discriminant … [Continue reading]

MS 96 IGNOU MBA Assignments July-Dec 2015

1. Ford Company has adopted the Deming philosophy. Based on your learning about the Deming philosophy, explain how Ford Company has complied with the philosophy. 2. Why is strategic planning important for implementing TQM? Explain using an example from the business world. 3. Refer to the published material on ISO 26000 and explain how business […]

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MS 94 IGNOU MBA Assignments July-Dec 2015

1. Explain how R & D can be a source of competitive advantage for a business organization. Illustrate your answer with the help of an example. 2. Differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate technologies giving examples. List out the accepted criteria for selecting appropriate technology in the contemporary situation. 3. Discuss the concept of Relevance Tree […]

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MS 91 IGNOU MBA Assignments July-Dec 2015

1. Define corporate policy and explain the policy formulation process. 2. Read the case study on ‘Corporate Governance at TISCO’. Highlight the policies and practices adopted by TISCO which appeal to you most and what suggestions would you like to offer for TISCO to adopt good Corporate Governance practices. 3. What are the various pricing […]

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MS 68 IGNOU MBA Assignments July-Dec 2015

1. (a) What are the major objectives of Marketing Communication? Discuss with two suitable examples the role and its implication in the promotion of a firms Product or Service offering. (b) What do you understand by Creative Association? Explain the various kinds of creative associations in the following situation i) Home Appliance targeted at working […]

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MS 66 IGNOU MBA Assignments July-Dec 2015

1. a) What is Marketing Research? When and why firms undertake marketing research. Illustrate with suitable example. b) Explain the basis of classification of various types of research design available to the marketer. 2. a) Distinguish Data firm Information. What are the different types of data needed in conducting Marketing Research Project? Briefly discuss their […]

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MS 58 IGNOU MBA Assignments July-Dec 2015

1. Creativity in an organization, to a large extent, depends upon the environment that prevails. Examine the statement and bring out the factors that can create an environment of creativity in the organization. 2. How do partnerships in innovation and R & D activity come into being? Do partnerships happen by accident or by conscious […]

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MS 57 IGNOU MBA Assignments July-Dec 2015

1. What are the life cycle cost components for any plant? Which are the factors affecting life cycle profits of any industrial plant? 2. Explain what is meant by cost absorption and cost apportionment? Illustrate each with two examples from maintenance department. Discuss the methods of cost absorption and state which method do you consider […]

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MS 56 IGNOU MBA Assignments July-Dec 2015

1. “Materials management contains an integrated process of materials flow, in, through and out of an organization”. Comment and talk about the reasons behind it! 2. Comment: a. Sound ethical principles contribute toward better buyer-seller relationships. b. Management of supplier network has become a contemporary and critical issue? 3. “Certain elements of JIT, like JIT […]

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