MS 58 IGNOU MBA Assignment July – Dec 2013

1. Explain the interaction between science, technology and business. How do these interactions affect industrial growth? Give suitable examples.

2. Are innovations and creativity interrelated? Discuss the various methods of enhancing or maintaining the creativity.

3. Discuss the rationale of partnership in innovation and R&D. Explain the different types of partnership for this purpose.

4. What are the different types of R&D projects? Explain the concept of project life cycle with examples relating to a specific technology or product.

5. What resources are required for R&D activity? Discuss critically the availability of relevant resources for R&D in India.

6. What do you mean by the terms Patent, Design, Trademark and Copyright? Explain briefly the role of WTO and WIPO on IPR issues.

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