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DEGREE EXAMINATION, NOV/DEC 2006 Third Semester BA 1701 – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (Regulation 2005) Time : 3 Hours PART A – (10*2=20 Marks) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. What is the principal economic basis for international trade? How does exchange rate determination prevail in international business? What are the constraints in globalization of business? Why does the regional trade blocks emerge in business? Why does MNEs differ in their strategic planning? What are the standard approaches to global competition? What are the administrative mechanisms for strategic control of MNEs? Mention any two special measurement techniques used by MNEs. Mention any three conflict resolution mechanisms followed in International business 10. How does WTO settle disputes in international business? PART B – (5*16=80 Marks) 11.a) Explain the approaches in international trade theories. How do product life cycle approach and balance of payments vary in international trade? (or) 11.b) Discuss about strategies for coping with foreign exchange rates. Describe the impact of exchange rate fluctuations. 12.a) Draw a frame work of global trade. Examine various dimensions at institutions in the world economy. (or) 12.b) How does the high emerging market shape global economy? Explain implications of regionalism for India. 13.a) Briefly explain the corporate goals and global strategy of MNEs. (or) 13.b) Compare and contrast strategic issues of global firms in automobile PC industry. 14.a) Enumerate the integrated procedure to control multinational market efforts and explain the steps involved in it. (or ) 14.b) Illustrate the positive and negative control mechanisms in international joint ventures. Maximum: 100 Marks
15.a) Examine the actions in conflict resolutions internationally. List factors causing conflict in global business. (or) 15.b) Describe the role of dispute settlement process by International agencies.
M.B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY/JUNE 2007 Third Semester BA 1701 – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (Regulation 2005) Time : 3 Hours PART A – (10*2=20 Marks) 1. Define Internationalization. 2. What is meant by ‘Free Trade Zone’? 3. Why is the market access important in International Trade? 4. How is ‘Economic Union’ formed? 5. What is the mission of a Global firm? 6. Who is a Global customer? 7. What is ‘Techonology Diffusion’? 8. What is meant by ‘Host country operations’? 9. What is the purpose of ‘Agreement of Agriculture’? 10. Define ‘Embargo’? PART B – (5*16=80 Marks) 11.a) Write about the growth and development of International Business. What are the different options introduced in FDI? What is the purpose of trade agreements? (or) 12.a) ‘Doctrine of Comparative advantage’ – Discuss. (or) 12.b) What are the methods of entering foreign markets? Explain the reasons for increased interest in International marketing. 13.a) Compare the models of International strategy. (or) 13.b) Discuss the issues and measures introduced in the recent WTO meet. What are the preferential treatments provided in the trade agreements? 14.a) What are the issues and international dimensions of techonology rest with MNCs? Discuss the R & D strategies of MNCs. (or) 14.b) Explain the procedures and performance evaluation of MNCs. What at=re the requirements of MNCs to create organizational capabilities? Maximum: 100 Marks
15.a) Discuss the strains and breakthroughs in International cooperation. Comment on ‘the rise of nationalism’ (or) 15.b) What are the key issues in the interdependence economy? What is the role of International agencies in resolving conflict?
M.B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, NOV/DEC 2007 Third Semester BA 1701 – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (Regulation 2005) Time : 3 Hours Maximum: 100 Marks PART A – (10*2=20 Marks) 1. What is Balance of Payment? 2. What is Free Trade? 3. Shortly write any TWO important political climates in India that attracts foreign investment in the country. 4. What is Culture? Give your owm definition. 5. Write shortly about the ‘Experience curve’ effect on companies competing on many countries. 6. What is the role of incentives in control systems? Explain in the context of an MNC. 7. Give meaning for TQM. 8. Draw an appropriate organizational chart for reducing costs of control to an MNC like unilever. 9. What is the role of non-verbal behaviour in negotiation? 10. What is renogitiation? Give an Indian Example. PART B – (5*16=80 Marks) 11.a) What are the instruments of Trade Policy? Explain the control where each one of each instruments can be used? (OR) 11.b) Explain various risks involved in exchange of foreign currency with examples. 12.a) Briefly classify the various types of organizational cultures existing in global organizations. Also, given your analysis about the type of culture that may fit well into organizations wanting to do business in India. (OR) 12.b) What are the factors affecting cross border investment flow? Explain the international business environment in this context.
13.a) What do you mean by a world class organization? What are the key characteristics one should possess to become a world class organizations. (OR) 13.b) What are the strategic choices vis-à-vis the organizatins looking for expanding beyond the borders? Explain each one of them with example. 14.a) What are the control systems existed in multinational firms? Explain (OR) 14.b) Explain the range of tools available for the managers of International business to measure performance. 15.a) If a company now to the international arena was negotiating an agreement with potential partner in an overseas country,What basic steps should it prepared to implement? Identify and describe them. (OR) 15.b) What are the causes of disputes in International business that requires involvement of multilateral agencies? Explain the role of multilateral agencies in settling these disputes.
M.B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY/JUNE 2008 Third Semester BA 1701 – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (Regulation 2005) Time : 3 Hours Maximum: 100 Marks PART A – (10*2=20 Marks) 1. What does the term trade signify? 2. What is Comparative cost theory? 3. What is Globalization? 4. What are the demerits of MNC? 5. What is global competitiveness? 6. What is FDI? 7. What is conflict in trade? 8. What is WTO? 9. What is Regional Trade Block? 10. What do you mean by Export promotion? PART B – (5*16=80 Marks) 11.a) Discuss the importance forms of international business. (OR) 11.b) What are the export documents used in export?
12.a) Explain political environment in the study of international business. (OR) 12.b) Why economic environment is considered important in export of products? 13.a) what do you understand by the term strategic considerations in international business? Explain. (OR) 13.b)What are the advantages of strategic planning? 14.a) How are MNEs Controlled? Describe. (OR) 14.b) Discuss evaluation of MNEs performance. 15.a) Describe the causes of conflict in international business. (OR) 15.b)What is the role of international agencies viz., IMF,IBRD and UNCTAD in conflict resolution of member countries?
M.B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, NOV/DEC 2008 Third Semester BA 1701 – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (Regulation 2005) Time : 3 Hours Maximum: 100 Marks PART A – (10*2=20 Marks) 1. Define International Orientation. 2. What is Exchange Risk? 3. What are the different types of International business? 4. Define Cultural environment of international business. 5. What is BOP? 6. Give any two merits of MNCs. 7. Define Diversification. 8. What is ICT? 9. Define Cross-national conflict. 10. What is tariff in international business?
PART B – (5*16=80 Marks) 11.a) Explain the criticism for Purchasing Power Parity Theory. (OR) 11.b) Explain the managed floating system of exchange rate. 12.a) Evaluate WTO and mention its main features. (OR) 12.b) Discuss the WTO impact 13.a) Explain Market Expansion strategies. (OR) 13.b) Explain the factors affecting social orientation of business. 14.a) What are the different aspects of international control process? Discuss in detail. (OR) 14.b) State the problems in Planning. Explain them in detail. 15.a) What are Multilateral settlements? Describe them. (OR) 15.b) Discuss the various consortium approaches and external relations approach.
M.B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, NOV/DEC 2008 Third Semester BA 1701 – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (Regulation 2005) Time : 3 Hours Maximum: 100 Marks PART A – (10*2=20 Marks) 1. What is International trade? 2. What is exportable surplus? 3. Write your idea on culture. 4. What is trade block? 5. What is MNC? 6. What is competitiveness? 7. What is MIS? 8. What is Conflict? 9. What is negotiation? 10. What is evaluation?
PART B – (5*16=80 Marks) 11.a) Discuss export promotion in International trade. (OR) 11.b) What are the risks in foreign exchange? Explain 12.a) Broadly classify the environments of International Business. (OR) 12.b) Discuss inter-regional trade. 13.a) Discuss Strategic Planning. (OR) 13.b) Describe the functions of MNEs. (OR) 14.a) What is the role of MIS in International Business? (OR) 14.b) How does a manager in international business measure performance? 15.a) What are the fundamental steps to be taken for negotiation an agreement? (OR) 15.b) Explain the role of International Agencies in Conflict resolution.
M.B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, NOV/DEC 2009 Third Semester BA 1701 – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (Regulation 2005) Time : 3 Hours Maximum: 100 Marks PART A – (10*2=20 Marks) 1. What is foreign direct investment? 2. What are the objectives of FEMA? 3. What is globalization? 4. Expand the term ‘TRIMS’. 5. What do you mean by current account transaction? 6. Explain the term ‘Multinational Corporation’. 7. What is balance of payments? 8. What are the functions of evaluation process? 9. What is Conflict? 10. What are the drivers of globalization?
PART B – (5*16=80 Marks) 11.a) What are the factors of foreign direct investment? Explain with examples. (OR) 11.b) Discuss the features of EXIM policy 2002-2007 12.a) Discuss the features of General Agreement on trade in services. (OR) 12.b) Explain the various regional trade blocks. 13.a) Discuss the merits and demerits of Multinational Corporations. (OR) 13.b) Discuss the strategic planning a national company must have while going globally. 14.a) Explain the different forms of Multinational Corporations. (OR) 14.b) Discuss the role of financial information system in MNCs. 15.a) What are the factors of International Business conflict? Explain with examples. (OR) 15.b) Explain the strategies used to resolve conflict.
M.B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY/JUNE 2010 Third Semester BA 1701 – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (Regulation 2005) Time : 3 Hours Maximum: 100 Marks PART A – (10*2=20 Marks) 1. What are the determinants of competitive advantage in Nations according to Porter? 2. List the mechanisms that Nations adopt to govern exchange rates. 3. Distinguish between globalization of markets and globalization of production. 4. What are the features of Free Trade Area(FTA)? 5. List the advantages of being a First Mover into a new market. 6. Differentiate between licensing and franchising. 7. What is transfer pricing? 8. What is anti-dumping duty? 9. What are the pros and cons of Geo-centric staffing policy?
10. List the functions of IMF in the working of the global monetary system. PART B – (5*16=80 Marks) 11.a) Select any one theory that explain international trade. How does that theory explain the reasons for a nation’s economic success? (OR) 11.b) What do you understand by foreign exchange risk? Describe the measures taken by global firms in protecting themselves against foreign exchange risks. 12.a) Discuss the applications of Hofstede’s cultural framework for a global Manager. (OR) 12.b) Discuss the types of political risks faced by an international firm. How can it manage these risks? 13.a)Explain in detail, the process of decision making to go global. (OR) 13.b) When is Joint Venture(JV) an appropriate strategy? Describe the types of JVs with example and the challenges faced by JVs. 14.a) How does the international strategy of a firm affect the structure and control systems? Discuss. (OR) 14.b) Describe the factors that help to decide whether a global firm should use a standardized or a differentiated strategy. 15.a)Discuss the conflict resolution methods that can be used to resolve international trade conflicts. (OR) 15.b) Discuss the possible competitive responses of a domestic firm (say in an emerging market) when faced with the threat of entry of global players.
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