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  • 1. SMU MBA WINTER 2013 SOLVED ASSIGNMENTS MB0042 Managerial Economics 1 Most of the firms spend considerable amounts of money on advertisement. Explain advertising elasticity of demand and its practical applications in this context. Explanation of advertising elasticity of demand Explanation of practical applications 2 Explain production function in detail. Explanation of production function
  • 2. Types Uses 3 Explain Marris Growth Maximisation Model in detail. Explanation of the model Constraints Demerits 4 Explain Price output determination under monopoly. Explanation Assumptions
  • 3. 5 Investment is the second important component of effective demand. Explain investment function. Explanation Types Determinants 6 Write short notes on: a) Monetary Policy b) Physical policy or direct controls a) Parameters and objectives b) Instruments and disadvantages
  • 4. SEM 3 IB WINTER 2013 IB0010 & INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 1 Give the meaning forward markets. Explain its features, arbitrage in forward markets, forward markets hedging and speculation in forward markets. Meaning of forward markets Features, arbitrage in forward markets Forward markets hedging Speculation in forward markets 2 Explain the interest rate parity theory and purchasing power parity with examples. Interest rate parity theory with examples Purchasing power parity theory with examples 3 Explain the cash concentration strategies and cash management structures. Cash concentration strategies Cash management structures 4 A particular method is used depending upon the circumstances and the legal accounting procedures adopted in a particular country. Explain all the translation methods.
  • 5. Current rate method Current /non current method Monetary method Temporal method 5 International credit markets are the forum where companies and governments can obtain credit. Bring out your understanding on international credit markets and explain the two very important aspects of international credit market. Refer and give one example. Introduction of international credit market Explanation of syndicated loans with example Explanation of External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) 6 Explain the principles of taxation and double taxation. Give some important points on tax havens and its types. Explanation on principles of taxation Explanation on double taxation Explanation on tax havens and its types IB0011 International Marketing 1 Discuss the different management orientations of a company. How does it affect international marketing? Management orientations
  • 6. Effect on international marketing 2 It is very important to analyze the politico- legal environment of a country in international business. Comment. Discuss the statement 3 Compare GATT and WTO and discuss the implications of WTO on international marketing. Comparison Implications of WTO 4 Nestle is marketing bottled water to Pakistan. Which segmentation it adopts there and what are the other international market segmentations? Nestles segmentation Bases of segmentation 5 Write short notes on: a) International packaging b) International logistics planning a) role and problems with packaging b) meaning and components of logistics 6 Select a product of your choice for export and explain how you will do the pricing and costing of that product. Choosing the product Export pricing and costing
  • 7. IB0012 Management of Multinational Corporations Q.No Questions Marks Total Marks 1 Macro environmental forces are uncontrollable as compared to micro forces. Discuss how they impact international business? Different environments and their impact 2 Discuss the following theories of international trade: a) Heckscher- ohlin theory b) Porters theory a) Heckscher- ohlin theory b) Porters theory 3 Discuss the challenges and opportunities of International management. Challenges and opportunities 4 Compare the management styles in India and Japan. Management styles in India Management styles in Japan 5 Explain the scope of comparative management Comparative managements scope
  • 8. 6 Write short notes on: a)International advertising b)Transfer pricing a) meaning and role of international advertising b) meaning and usage of transfer pricing IB0013 Export Import management 1 Discuss the motives and problems of international business. Motives problems 2 What are the various modes of payment by the importer? Discuss. Payment by importer 3 List the Principal and auxiliary export documents. Explain any two auxiliary export documents. Listing Explaining 2 documents 4 What is bill of entry? Discuss its features. Meaning features
  • 9. 5 How can the transit risk be mitigated in export import? Explain. Transit risk and its coverage 6 Write short notes on: a) EXIM bank of India b)RBI guidelines on post shipment finance a) Role and benefits of Exim bank b) list RBI guidelines for post shipment finance SEM 3 OM WINTER 2014 OM 0010 - OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 1 Write short notes on : Operations as Transformation Systems Opportunity Cost Flexible manufacturing [Operations as Transformation Systems Opportunity Cost Flexible manufacturing]
  • 10. 2 Soha Limited, which is one of the foremost manufacturers of textile handicrafts in North India, realised the growing demand for its products in South India. It planned to set a new production facility at a suitable location. It started considering many suitable locations for this purpose. The management started collecting relevant data about the major cities and states where they can set up their company. They also considered factors like location, cost and potential. Finally, Factor rating method was used to find a suitable state and Centre of gravity method was used to find a suitable location for their planned business operations. The analysis had a wide variety of factors based on the information and experience in the field. Considerable weightage was given for every factor in the analysis. After considering the result of the analysis, Munnar in Kerala was selected for their business operation in South India. Kerala had abundant raw material and the cost of the land was also affordable. Kerala was also at a very favourable distance for their operations. These all factors made Kerala the most favourable place for manufacturing the textile industry. What according to you might have been the factors that the company considered before deciding Kerala as its centre for business operations? In which way would the productivity be affected if the location decision was taken in haste?(unit 6) [Listing of factors that the company might have considered before deciding Kerala as its centre Assessment of these factors Interpretation of how the productivity could be affected if the location decision was taken in haste] 3 Write short notes on : Workforce productivity Importance of material handling Crosbys Absolutes of Quality
  • 11. Difficulties in Formulating Operations Strategy [Workforce productivity Importance of material handling Crosbys Absolutes of Quality Difficulties in Formulating Operations Strategy] 4 Elucidate lean operations in service industry. [outline lean operations in service industry (including examples, idea of lean operations,) description of lean techniques in service industry] 5 Explain two different Independent demand item techniques. [Explanation of Reorder point (or Perpetual) Model Periodic review models] 6 What are the types of failures that occur in operations? [A Description of Design failures Facilities failures Staff failures Supplier failures]
  • 12. OM0011- ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING 1 a. Discuss about ERP software selection criteria. b. What is improper ERP system selection? Explain in detail A a. Explaining the ERP software selection criteria b. Explaining the improper ERP system selection 2 a) Discuss the components of Customer Relationship Management. b) Explain the different modules of R/3 A a. Explaining the 4 different component of CRM b. Explaining atleast 6 modules 6 3 a. Consider two organisational environment in which one of the organisation is having no or little communication between departments and the other organisation where all the departments know what the others are doing. Now which environment is considered to be better and why? b. Explain integrated Management of integra