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 planning? Give some examples of agencies in different countries which facilitate partnering in innovation and R & D.

3. How would you distinguish Theory X from X from Theory Y of McGregor? Do you agree with these theories? If so, Why?

4. Discuss the rationale of co-operation between industry, institution and Government. Make an assessment of the kind of co-operation that is exited in India in the light of the co-operation that exists in some other countries like Japan and U.S.A. for promotion of R & D and technology development.

5. Should a consultant be associated with an R & D project from its inception to completion or a consultant should be approached only when his advice is required at some stage or for a specific problem only? Justify your views.

6. Write short notes on the following:
a) Technology Package
b) Benchmarking
c) R & D Budgeting
d) Innovative Capability

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