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VINAYAKA MISSIONS UNIVERSITY, SALEM.

AARUPADAI VEEDU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BE – Common to EEE& E&I branches- VI Semesters ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT QUESTION BANK
UNIT – I Part-A (2 Marks) 1. What is economics? 2. Differentiate between microeconomics and macroeconomics? 3. Define engineering economiocs 4. What is demand? 5. What are the determinants of demand? 6. State the law of demand? 7. What is meant by demand function? 8. What is demand curve? 9. Define elasticity of demand 10. What is income elasticity of demand? 11. What is meant by forecasting? 12. What is production function? 13. What is isoquants? 14. What is isocosts? 15. Distinguish between marginal cost and incremental cost 16. Distinguish between past cost and future cost 17. What are the determinants of cost? 18. What is meant by supply? 19. What are the factors influencing supply? 20. What are the determinants of price? 21. Define market? What does market structure refer? 22. What is meant by investment analysis? 23. What is capital budgeting? 24. What is payback period? 25. What is meant by plant location? PART B (12 marks) 1. Discuss the scope and importance of engineering economics 2. Differentiate the following: (i) Consumer’s goods and producers goods; (ii) Perishable goods and durable goods; (iii) Derived demands and autonomous demands; and (iv) Demands by total market and by market segments. What is meant by forecasting? Why is it so important in the management of business firms and other enterprises ? Also discuss different types of forecasting? What are the major advantages and disadvantages of estimating demand by (a) opinion survey method (b) expert’s opinion method, and (c) consumers survey method. Explain in briefly about cost analysis and its types Discuss (i) the various determinants of supply. (ii) the various measures of elasticity of supply with suitable sketches.

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7. Compare and contrast the various characteristics of the four basic market structures. 8. What is monopoly? What are its characteristics? 9. Explain the process of capital budgeting. Examine the various methods of ranking alternative investment projects. 10. What is meant by plant location? Explain the various factors to be considered for making location decisions. UNIT –II Part A ( 2 marks) 1. What is meant by business organization? 2. What is industrial ownership? 3. List the various forms of business organization 4. What is sole proprietorship? 5. Define partnership 6. Brief the various types of partners. 7. Define management. 8. What are the four major functions of management? 9. Define controlling 10. Identify different levels of manager 11. Identify different skills of a manager 12. List the roles of manager 13. Define Liaison role 14. Define planning. 15. Write the types of plans? 16. What does tactical planning refer? 17. Write the benefits of planning? 18. What is an organization? 19. Write the types of organization? 20. What is meant by departmentalisation? 21. What is meant by span of management? 22. What is coordination? 23. Explain the three major forms of interdependence 24. List the coordination techniques 25. Define Directing PART B( 12 marks) 1. Describe the various business objectifies and the scope of the business activities. 2. Write short notes on the following (i) Cooperative societies, and (ii) Public sector undertakings. 3. Compare the characteristics of various forms of organization. 4. What are the four basic activities that comprise the management process? How are they relate to one another? 5. Briefly describe the ten managerial roles identified by Mintzberg. Give an example of each. 6. Enumerate the different types of plans used in an organization. 7. Discuss the steps in organisational planning process. 8. Describe the five bases for departmentalisation within an organization. 9. Describe the various coordination techniques that can be applied in an organization. 10. Describe the basic situational factors that affect an organization’s design.

UNIT – III Part - A ( 2 marks) 1. Define MBO 2. What do you mean by selection? 3. What do you mean by Induction? 4. How motivation theories are classified? 5. Explain any two importance of motivation. 6. Mention any 4 assumptions of Theory X? 7. Mention any 4 assumptions of Theory Y? 8. What are the types of motivation? 9. Mention any 2 characteristics of leadership. 10. What are the qualities required for leaders? 11. Define Creativity. 12. Mention any 5 characteristics of successful teams 13. What are the creative methods that generate solutions to problems 14. Can we say a Leader as a Manager? Justify your answer. 15. Mention any two barriers of communication. 16. What is diagonal communication? 17. Define direct communication 18. What are the elements of communication process? 19. Differentiate Personnel management and Personal management. 20. What are the time management principles? 21. Define Career Planning 22. What are the various operations performed in warehouses? 23. What are the factors influencing the location of storerooms? 24. Describe about record keeping in storerooms. 25. What are the planning techniques for innovative process? Part – B (12 Marks) 1. Discuss the various methods of performance appraisal. 2. Explain the various steps of selection process. 3. Describe Maslow’s classification of needs. How is Maslow’s hierarchy of needs related to motivation in organization? 4. Explain Herzberg’s two factor theory of motivation. 5. Outline the basic theory of managerial grid. Which leadership style in the grid do Blake and mouton believe as most effective? 6. What were the major findings of Michigan and Ohio state studies of leadership behaviors? Briefly describe each group of studies and compare & contrast their findings. 7. Discuss Belbin’s eight team roles. Also bring out the various road blocks to team progress. 8. Describe any 3 different communication networks. Which type of network seems to describe the grapevine most accurately? Why? 9. Discuss the various Time management principles. Also bring out the principal elements of time management systems. 10. Write short notes on the following. (a) Centralised Vs Decentralised storing (b) Location of stores (c) Stores layouts (d) Record keeping of materials.

UNIT IV Part A (2 marks) 1. Define Budget. 2. What is fixed budget? 3. What are the limitations of budgeting? 4. What is Balance Sheet? 5. What is PERT and CPM? 6. What is internal audit? 7. Define Productivity. 8. Define Operation Research. 9. What is MIS? 10. What is Production Management? 11. What is linear programming? 12. What is Zero Base Budgeting? 13. Define Control. 14. What are the inter-relationship between planning and control? 15. What are the requirements for effective control? 16. What is feedforward control? 17. What is concurrent control? 18. Define Operations Management. 19. Differentiate between MRP and MRP II. 20. What is CAD and CAM? 21. What is EOQ? 22. Define inventory management. 23. What is JIT? 24. What are the objectives of JIT? 25. What do you mean by Total Quality Control? PART – B (12 marks)

1. What are the objectives of financial management? Discuss the scope of financial management. 2. Explain the classification of budget. 3. Explain the role of MIS at various levels of management. 4. Explain the factors influencing productivity. 5. Describe the various management techniques required for the product development process. 6. Explain the various steps in control process. 7. Explain the basic requirements for effective control. 8. Explain the various stages in Operations Strategy. 9. What do you mean by project management? Describe any two tools used in project management. 10. Explain the steps involved in production planning and control.

UNIT - V PART A (2 marks)
1. What is meant by international business? 2. What are the four basic levels of international business activity? 3. Differentiate between domestic business and international business. 4. Are MNC’s and MNE’s same? Clarify. 5. Why from companies move from domestic to international business? 6. What are the characteristics of MNC? 7. What are the strategies employed for the internalized power. 8. What is counter trade? 9. Differentiate between licensing and franchising. 10.Differentiate between direct investment and portfolio investment. 11.List at least for legal-political variables facing the MNC’s. 12.Define organizational change. 13.What are the forces that create the need for organization to change? 14.Define the following terms related to Lewins process model (a) Unfreezing (b) Changing (c) Refreezing. 15.Who is change agent? 16.What is mean by transition management? 17.What is organization development? 18.What are the goals or objectives of OD? 19.What are three widely used OD techniques? 20.What is MBO? 21.Define the term Ethics 22.Who are economic agents? 23.What is meant by social responsibility? 24.List out various constituents of a business organization 25.What is mean by quality of work life?

PART – B (12 marks)

1. Why do companies decide to go international? Also describe the four basic levels of international business activity? 2. What are the possible impacts of MNC’s on their host countries and on their home countries? 3. What economic variables should managers be aware of before they invest in other countries? Why? 4. Describe lewins three step process of change. 5. Discuss the differences between organizational change and organizational development. What are the assumptions of OD theory? 6. Explain the following OD techniques a) System wide OD b) Task-technological OD c) Group and individual OD 7. Analyze the keys to successful organization development intervention 8. What is managerial ethics? Discuss various areas of concern for managerial ethics. 9. Summarize the basic stances that an organization can take regarding social responsibility 10.Discuss various management methods for improving ethical behaviors in an organization.