MB0052 - Summer 2013 assignments

Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 4
MB0052 – Strategic Management and Business Policy - 4 Credits
Q1. A well- formulated strategy is vital for growth and development of any organization. Explain corporate strategy in different types of organizations.
Q2. Businesses need to be planned not only for today, but also for tomorrow, that is, for the future which implies business continuity. Write the importance of business continuity planning. Explain any two strategies for business continuity planning.
Q3. Governed corporation is a model of successful corporate governance. Define and explain governed corporation. Distinguish between managed corporation and governed corporation in terms of board’s role, major characteristics and policies of a company.
Q4. Price or market competitiveness of a product or business depends on its cost competitiveness. Cost competitiveness implies two things-cost efficiency and cost effectiveness. Explain the concept of cost efficiency of an organization. Analyze the major determinants of cost efficiency.
Q5. Stability strategy is most commonly used by an organization. An organization will continue in similar business as it currently pursues similar objectives and resource base. Discuss six situations when it is good/best to pursue stability strategy. Give some Indian examples.
Q6. Corporate culture governs, to a large extent, business ethics and values in an organization. Describe the state of business ethics in Indian companies. Analyze in terms of KPMG business ethics survey.

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