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MU0012 Set 2 1. Elucidate the importance of employee reward and also explain the various types of employee rewards.
IMPORTANCE OF EMPLOYEE Employers must offer employee rewards that the company¶s employees find meaningful. Well managed employee rewards programs have tangible affirmative effects on the employer¶s bottom line in several ways.
Retention 1. One effect a good employee rewards program has is a positive impact on employee retention, as mentioned at Loyaltyworks.com. Health and Safety 2. Solid employee rewards programs also have measurable positive effects both on safety and workplace health, thus reducing overall health-care costs for both employee and employer. Motivation 3. A crucial outcome of a good employee rewards program is enhanced motivation among personnel, including helping the employees to make connections between professional goals and personal goals, as described at Maritz.com. Engagement 4. A solid employee rewards program also increases employee engagement in the workplace, a factor that converts into improved performance and better customer experience. Return on Investment 5. Employee reward programs provide a concrete return on investment (ROI). Research has shown that employee recognition and rewards of a nonmonetary basis show a greater return on investment than do cash awards, according to Loyaltyworks.com. Bottom Line 6. Ultimately, from the employer¶s viewpoint, employee reward programs have a positive effect on the bottom line for reasons such as the positive effect on health care costs, performance, and workplace engagement. various types of employee rewards.
Type of reward Individual Reward Eg: Basic Wage, Over time, Commissions, Bonuses, Merit, paid leave, Benefits
Team Reward Eg: Team Bonuses Gain sharing Organisational Reward Eg: profit sharing Share ownership Gain sharing
Q.3 Write notes on: Payment of Wages Act ± 1936y
An Act to regulate the payment of wages to certain classes of 2*[employed persons]. WHEREAS it is expedient to regulate the payment of wages to certain classes of 2*[employed persons]; It is hereby enacted as follows ±
, extent, commencement and application.
(1) This Act may be called the Payment of Wages Act, 1936. (2) It extends to the whole of India 4***.] (3) It shall come into force on such date 5*** as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint. (4) It applies in the first instance to the payment of wages to persons employed in any 6*[factory, to persons] employed (otherwise than in a factory) upon any railway by a railway administration or, either directly or through a sub-contractor, by a person fulfilling a contract with a railway administration. 7*[and to persons employed in an industrial or other establishment specified in sub-clauses (a) to (g) of clause (ii) of section 2] (5) The State Government may, after giving three months¶ notice of its intention of so doing, by notification in the Official Gazette, extend the provisions of 8*[this Act] or any of them to the payment of wages to any class of persons employed in 6*[any establishment or class of establishments specified by the Central Government or a State Government
1-9-1971). 1-7-1965) by Reg. s. 8 of 1965. p. p. 3 and Sch. see Gazette of India. 77. The Act has been extended to the whole of Madhya Pradesh by M. s. 1935. by the A. O. 2. 1-10-1963) by Reg. V. Amended in Jammu and Kashmir by J and K Act 6 of 1974. Amended in West Bengal by W. f. s. (5) 28th March.P. e. 12 of 1962. s. 15-10-1982). 3 ibid. I. by Act 38 of 1982. (8) Subs. to Pondicherry (w. see ibid. (6) Subs. Daman and Diu by Reg. 1-4-1958). (7) Ins.e. Amended in Pondichery by Pondichery Act 10 of 1970. I and to Laccadive. 3 and Sch.f. Amended in Andhra Pradesh by A. Acts (38 of 1974 and 26 of 1975). for sub-section (2). s.f. 15-10-1982). 15-10-82).P. unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context ± [(i) "employed person" includes the legal representative of a deceased employed person. . Act 23 of 1958.. to Dadra and Nagar Haveli (w. Acts (47 of 1974 and 36 of 1972). average 1*[2* one thousand six hundred rupees] a month or more.N.. no such notification shall be issued except with the concurrence of that Government. to Goa. 6 of 1963. by s.f. 2 and Sch. 2 (w. (w. 2 and Sch. 7 of 1963. Act 33 of 1976.e. s. 2- In this Act. 1937. Pt. Act 13 of 1970. Act 21 of 1968.e. Minicoy and Amindivi Islands by Reg.f. Pt. p. (w. Amended in Assam by Assam Act 1 of 1970.e.] ²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²² ± (1) For Statement of Objects and Reasons. see Gazette of India. (4) The words ³except the State of Jammu and Kashmir´ omitted by Act 51 of 1970. s. 3 and Sch. 626.f.P. ²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²² ± (6) Nothing in this Act shall apply to wages payable in respect of a wage-period which.f.under sub-clause (h) of clause (ii) of section 2] 6*[Provided that in relation to any such establishment owned by the Central Government. 1937. 1950. s. Amended in Tamil Nadu by T. Amended in Rajasthan by Raj. for ³the Act´ (w. 20. for Report of Select Committee.e. I.B. (3) Subs. over such wage-period.e. by Act 38 of 1982. 3 (w. Amended in Kerala by Kerala Acts 34 of 1969 and 11 of 1977. (2) Subs. by Act 68 of 1957. Amended in Madhya Pradesh by M.
e. by Act 68 of 1957. or air forces of the Union or the Civil Aviation Department of the Government of India.e. 1-4-1958). (w. development or maintenance of buildings. adapted or manufactured. or relating to operations connected with navigation.] (b) dock. the need for protection of persons employed therein and other relevant circumstances. ibid. having regard to the nature thereof. irrigation or the supply of water. (f) workshop or other establishment in which articles are produced. and distribution of electricity or any other form of power is being carried on. 15-10-1982). (e) plantation. 1-2-1965). 3. transport or sale. roads. by Act 38 of 1982.1958).f. by s.f. (aa) air transport service other than such service belonging to. for sub-clause (c) (w. bridges or canals. by notification in the Official Gazette.] (d) mine. (5) Subs. s.e.f. (i) (w. s. s. (ib) "factory" means a factory as defined in clause (m) of section 2 of the Factories Act. by Act 53 of 1964.f. (6) Ins. 3.f.f.] (ii) 4*["industrial or other establishment" means] ± 5*[(a) tramway service.e. 3. s. 1-4. ibid.] ²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²² ± (1) Subs. 6*[(c) inland vessel.e.e. or motor transport service engaged in carrying passengers or goods or both by road for hire or reward. . quarry or oilfield. by Act 38 of 1982. 4 (w. 1-2-1965).] 8*[(h) any other establishment or class of establishments which the Central Government or a State Government may. wharf or jetty. 15-10-1982) (2) Subs.(ia) "employer" includes the legal representative of a deceased employer. 3. for sub-clause (a) (w. by s. 7*[(g) establishment in which any work relating to the construction. specify. 3 (w. or exclusively employed in the military. with a view to their use.. 1948 (63 of 1948). (4) Subs. mechanically propelled. (3) Subs. for cl. or relating to the generation. and includes any place to which the provisions of that Act have been applied under sub-section (1) of section 85 thereof.
1-2-1965). with or without deductions. (2) Subs. ²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²² ± 1*[(iia) "mine" has the meaning assigned to it in clause (j) sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Mines Act. be payable to a person employed in respect of his employment or of work done in such employment. (e) any sum to which the person employed is entitled under any scheme framed under any law for the time being in force. s. allowances or otherwise) expressed in terms of money or capable of being so expressed which would. but does not include ± (1) any bonus (whether under a scheme of profit sharing or otherwise) which does not form part of the remuneration payable under the terms of employment or which is not payable under any award or settlement between the parties or order of a Court. if the terms of employment. 4 (w. by Act 53 of 1964. by s. and 3*[(vi) "wages" means all remuneration (whether by way of salary. (iii) (w.] 2*[(iii) "plantation" has the meaning assigned to it in clause (f) of section 2 of the Plantations Labour Act.e. .f.] (iv) ³prescribed´ means prescribed by rules made under this Act. 3 (w. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(1) Ins. express or implied. and includes ± (a) any remuneration payable under any award or settlement between the parties or order of a Court. for cl. 1951 (69 of 1951). were fulfilled. 15-10-1982). (9 of 1890). ibid.f.f. contract or instrument which provides for the payment of such sum.e.. (v) ³railway administration´ has the meaning assigned to it in clause (6) of section 3 of the Indian Railways Act. (35 of 1952).(7) Ins. (c) any additional remuneration payable under the terms of employment (whether called a bonus or by any other name). (d) any sum which by reason of the termination of employment of the person employed is payable under any law. (b) any remuneration to which the person employed is entitled in respect of overtime work or holidays or any leave period.e. 3. s. but does not provide for the time within which the payment is to be made. 1 -2-1965). by Act 38 of 1982.
th PM0001 Q1.f. temporary or permanent physical disablement. and the interest which may have accrued thereon. set up the ESI Corporation to administer the Scheme. The Scheme. 3. .] Employee State Insurance Act ± 1948y The promulgation of Employees¶ State Insurance Act. What are the various types of models followed in project management? Answer: Two models of the Project Managerµs role are common. maternity. or of the supply of light. death due to employment injury resulting in loss of wages or earning capacity. The Act further absolved the employers of their obligations under the Maternity Benefit Act. 1-4-1958). 1948 envisaged an integrated need based social insurance scheme that would protect the interest of workers in contingencies such as sickness. medical attendance or other amenity or of any service excluded from the computation of wages by a general or special order of the State Government. the Act also guarantees reasonably good medical care to workers and their immediate dependants. Following the promulgation of the ESI Act the Central Govt.e. thereafter was first implemented at Kanpur and Delhi on 24 February 1952. for cl. water. (3) any contribution paid by the employer to any pension or provident fund. (vi) (w. (4) any travelling allowance or the value of any travelling concession. The first puts him or her at the centre of the hub. or (6) any gratuity payable on the termination of employment in cases other than those specified in sub-clause (d). The benefit provided to the employees under the Act are also in conformity with ILO conventions. 1961 and Workmen¶s Compensation Act 1923. by Act 68 of 1957. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(2) the value of any house-accommodation. s. (5) any sum paid to the employed person to defray special expenses entailed on him by the nature of his employment. co-ordinating activities between teams or individuals.(3) Subs.
without reference to the Project Manager. Finding the right balance in any project takes time and care. This recognises the authority of theProject Manager. An alternative model reflects the traditional organisational hierarchy. parties at the rim. since the Project Manager must be appraised of all important aspects of the project as it develops. as all work is carried out by. TheProject Manager is clearly in possession of the requisite authority. but informal (or even formal) reporting and communication between other parties. and decisions are taken between. This is unsatisfactory since it ignores the fact that expertise in specific areas lies near the ³bottom´ of the hierarchy ± and decisions are. . but implies that decisions are taken at the ³top´ and communicated downwards. with no more than token reference to the Project Manager. A more satisfactory model reflects the best of both preceding models.The danger with this model is that the Project Manager can easily lose control of the management process. is recognised. wherever possible. arrived at by negotiation rather than by declaration. This is a delicate tension.
Project teams detest progress reporting because it manifests their lack of progress. ± Management categories to complete a software project: Tasks. When things are going well. Functions Software Project Management Plan: ± The controlling document for a software project. How it should go Software Project Management Plan Software Project: ± All technical and managerial activities required to deliver the deliverables to the client. ± A software project has a specific duration. the rate of change will exceed the rate of progress. If project content is allowed to change freely. they will. consumes resources and produces work products. When things just can¶t get worse. Shorts Notes on Introduction to Project Management Unit: 1 ± Project management Laws of Project Management Projects progress quickly until they are 90% complete. . something will go wrong. Activities. When things appear to be going better. Then they remain at 90% complete forever. you have overlooked something. ± Specifies the technical and managerial approaches to develop the software product.PM0001.
All assets. ± the exact items.± Companion document to requirements analysis document: Changes in either may imply changes in the other document. cost and deliverables for the project. Can be a contract. The primary motives behind mergers are diversification. Deliverables (= Work Products that will be delivered to the client): ± Documents ± Demonstrations of function ± Demonstration of nonfunctional requirements ± Demonstrations of subsystems Project Agreement vs. a business plan. duration. It is defined as ³A combination of two or more companies into a single company where one survives and the others loose their corporate existence> The survivor company acquires the assets as well as liabilities of the merged company or companies. To enhance the company¶s stock value by way of increased share prices as well as increased Price earning ratios. market expansion. State both the buyer¶s and seller¶s motive behind mergers with suitable examples Answer: . Problem Statement MF0002 Q1. or a project charter. improving competitive position. The Buyers motives are as follows. To increase the growth rate of the company. These motives can further be divided/ segregated as Sellers motives and Buyers motives. Project Agreement Document written for a client that defines: ± the scope. a statement of work. quantities. Debt or Cash modes. . liabilities and stock of one company stand transferred to transferee company in consideration of payment in the form of Equity. delivery dates. Client: Individual or organization that specifies the requirements and accepts the project deliverables. To have better investment options. ³ Merger ³ as the name suggests is the coming together as two or more entities to form a single entity.by utilising funds for internal expansion rather than external expansion. delivery location.. and also serves as a means of corporate restructuring.
Merger and acquisition transactions are of great significance not only to the companies but also to the staffs. To increase profitability and efficiency by leveraging on the synergies between the companies. POST-ACQUISITION INTEGRATION. POST ACQUISITION AUDIT AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING. Management team. Production capacity etc etc. DEAL STRUCTURING AND NEGOTIATIONS. Infrastructure. The Sellers motives are as follows. To acquire resources to stabilize operations and make them more efficient. To win over competition by buying out competitions. . To increase the value of the owner¶s stock and investment in the firm To increase the firm¶s growth rate by receiving more resources from the acquiring company.. To gain Tax benefits. The 5 stages of merger and acquisition process under the 5-S model can be divided as CORPORATE STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT. To deal with top management problems such as management succession for an entrepreneur or dissension among top managers. To acquire a much needed resource faster. in terms of Technology. Hence the process is to be viewed in various dynamic contexts and consists of various stages and factors which are both economic as well as non-economic in nature. competitors. communities.. & economy etc. To get Tax benefits ± if the firm is family owned or by an individual. vendors. To balance or fill out the product line. a merger makes it easier to deal with estate tax problems. ORGANIZING FOR ACQUISITIONS. To diversify the product line when the current products have peaked their life cycle.To improve upon the stability of the firm¶s earnings and sales by acquiring other firms with complementary earnings/sales peaks and valleys. To help diversify the owning family¶s holdings beyond the present firm.
How many types of research designs are there in marketing research? [10 marks] Q.4 a. you also want to the recruits to know about customer profiling. What are the criteria for a good research design? [4 marks] Q. [10 marks] FALL 2010 Master of Business Administration ± MBA Semester 3 .6 Dinesh is a sales analyst. Recently he was asked to undertake a training session for the newly joined recruits. [8 marks] b. Dinesh has to attend an urgent sales meeting with the top management. Explain in detail how a marketing decision support system is helpful as a MIS tool.1 60 Marks Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. You are asked to take over the session. Distinguish between primary and secondary data sources.3 What is a research design? Identify the steps involved in it. Answer all the questions. Q. But. Please advice. List the benefits & disadvantages of mail questionnaire.2 a. [4 marks] b. Dinesh wants to highlight the importance and methods of sales forecasting and why sales forecasting is considered as an important marketing research technique. is carrying out quantitative as well as qualitative research to improve its products image and sales in the market. [6 marks] b. [10 marks] Q. How will you achieve Dinesh¶s training objectives? Apart from that. The management wants to communicate its employees about the different methods including the latest techniques available for qualitative research.============================================================= ============ ====================================================== FALL 2010 Master of Business Administration ± MBA Semester 3 MK0013 ± Market Research ± 4 Credits Assignment Set.1 a. product and new product research. Management has asked your advice on carrying out this task. [6 marks] Q. Distinguish between market research and marketing research.5 Lockgates Ltd. on the day of the training. Give the meaning of internal records systems? [2 marks] Q.
3 a. It is now interested to expand their markets to India. what problems and challenges will you face in undertaking this researc h? How will you communicate this to the company and what would be your advice? [10 marks] Q. What are the types of sampling design? v.6 You attend an interview in a big company.2 Assess the scope of hypothesis testing in marketing research. [4marks] Q. before they start selling their products in India. What is a sample? ii. They hire an Indian marketing research agency to conduct the research on their behalf. is a foreign based multinational. Answer all the questions. List the benefits of scaling techniques in marketing research.4 a. What is marketing audit? What are its elements? [6 marks] Q.2 60 Marks Note: Each question carries 10 Marks.5 Zigzag Company Ltd. What is a sampling error? What will be your answers? [10 marks] FALL 2010 Master of Business Administration ± MBA Semester 3 MK0012 ± Retail Marketing ± 4 Credits . What is a sample size? iii. [6 marks] b. Give a note on statistical package for social sciences. [4 marks] b. Mention the types and components of a market research report.1 a. If you are a part of this research agency. they want to carry out a marketing research to find out market attractiveness. Q. Is ethics required in Marketing research? Discuss briefly.MK0013 ± Market Research ± 4 Credits Assignment Set. [4 marks] b. Distinguish between bivariate and multivariate analysis. [10 marks] Q. [6 marks] Q. But. What is a sampling process? iv. You are asked the following questions by the interviewers: i.
2 a. His son Chandrashekar wants to adopt new styles in their family retail business. Robin on how to evaluate and select a site for his retail store location.3 How will you advice a retailer regarding different aspects considered in internal and external store layout design? Do you think a good store layout and design will help in gaining more customers? [10 marks] Q.3 Mr. [7 marks] b. Answer all the questions.2 60 Marks Note: Each question carries 10 Marks.5 a. [6 marks] b.4 Advise Mr. Q. [8 marks] b. [3 marks] Q. But.Assignment Set. What factors should be considered by Robin in making a final decision regarding the store location? [10 ma rks] Q. Explain the different gaps in Service quality model. Examine the role of sales promotions in retail.1 a. They would like to be . What do you mean by brand rejuvenation? [4 marks] Q. Discuss the importance of segmentation and its limitations.1 a. What is retailing? What is its importance? [7 marks] b. [10 marks] FALL 2010 Master of Business Administration ± MBA Semester 3 MK0012 ± Retail Marketing ± 4 Credits Assignment Set. [8 marks] b. Explain the types of store locations and the factors influencing the store location.1 60 Marks Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. both of them are a little confused over the topic of ethics.2 a. What do you mean by electronic retailers? [2 marks] Q. [3 marks] Q. What is relationship marketing? [2 marks] Q. Surya has a conservative business attitude.6 Discuss the process of strategic retail planning. Q. Identify some of the general characteristics of a retail consumer. Answer all the questions. Mention the 5 differentiation dimensions in retail differentiation strategies.
Answer all the questions.´ in Bangalore. 1. ³Home Products Pvt. What is ABC analysis? [4 marks] Master of Business Administration ± MBA Semester 3 MK0011 ± Consumer Behavior.4 Critically evaluate the different pricing strategies in retail. [10 marks] Q. Caselet Rahul¶s dream ± A store of home accessories After his father¶s death. Rahul returned to India and inherited a small ( Rs. profitability and unethical practices in retail business.educated on different issues such as ethical codes. What are the characteristics of consumer behavior?. with an example of each. Select and briefly describe two advertisements that you have seen ± one that tries to change attitudes towards a low involvement product and one that tries to change attitude towards a high involvement product. Distinguish between the different types of selective perception and their implications for marketing strategy. Assuming you are a management consultant. Which one is likely to be more successful and why? (10 marks) 6.(10 marks) 5. Why is a study of consumer behavior important from the marketer¶s viewpoint? (10 marks) 2. consumerism. Define market segmentation and explain the different bases for market segmentation. 10 lakhs annual sales) furniture manufacturing company. on what specific aspects will you advise Alpha Retail to design and select an appropriate channel for distribution? [10 marks] Q. [6 marks] b. How will you help them? [10 marks] Q. Briefly explain the assortment planning process.4 Credits Assignment Set ± 1 60 Marks Note: Each question carries 10 Marks.6 a. Ltd. How does personality influence consumer behavior? What are its implications for marketing strategy? (10 marks) 4.(10 marks) 3. The company was manufacturing and selling .5 The top management of Alpha Retail is seriously considering about changing the existing distribution channel and the channel intermediaries.
well designed compact sofas and bed sets. curio shelves. Rahul was more interested in opening a store to market home accessories.Do you think reference group influence is relevant in this case? (5 marks) 2. Rahul is of the opinion that although customers are price conscious. A survey also indicated that word of mouth communication. being more aware of interior décor.4 Credits Assignment Set ± 2 60 Marks Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. The prices range between Rs. 55. especially in the case of home accessories.000 for a leather upholstered sofa. who prefers quiet locations to noisy shopping places. What is meant by ³post-purchase dissonance´? Suggest five different ways in which marketers can reduce post purchase dissonance. home furniture to retailers. Rahul was willing to plough back his export earnings into this venture to make it a reality. He wanted the store to be highly visible and known for its product range consisting of glass top tables with intricately carved teakwood base. who had to spend heavily on advertising and sales promotion. more than advertisements in the mass media or direct mailers to prospective customers plays a key role in influencing consumers¶ purchase decisions. designer candle stands. with suitable examples.(10 marks) 3. etc. Briefly explain what is meant by diffusion of an innovation.at lower price.. These people earned higher profit margins as compared to bigger competitors. Explain the different types of consumer buying decisions. However. (10 marks) . The location of the store is plan ned keeping in mind the preferences of the consumer. Answer all the questions. which reference group(s) can act as a spokesperson for the company?(5 marks) Master of Business Administration ± MBA Semester 3 MK0011 ± Consumer Behavior. Questions 1. He planned to start with a single store and then build a chain of such stores by the end of five years. 1. clothes hangers. would be willing to spend on home accessories just to ³keep up with the Joneses´. 3000 for a table to Rs. What are the different stages in the process of adoption of a new product?(10 marks) 2.The target market aimed for is the upper middle and upper class consumers.In your opinion. .
the company set up its own factory with R & D facilities in Hosur. Tufleather has been in the business of manufacturing and selling leather to companies which make leather shoes and other related products. namely the lower priced shoe market segment? (5 marks). the company was contemplating entering the shoe manufacturing industry. T hey felt that Tufcom offered quality that was superior to leather in terms of durability and ease of care. Tamil Nadu. based on the consumer perceptual process ± the belief that high price is an indicator of high quality. The pilot study indicated positive consumer response.. the company would later consider penetrating the lower priced shoe market segment.4. Do you think the company should identify a new buyer market. .e. Explain the theory of Classical Conditioning and its implications for marketers. In the post liberalization period. from 1991 onwards. flexibility and durability. the company set up a large plant with a huge investment and entered into tie ups with reputed shoe manufacturers to buy the new material and make attractive shoe models. Where do you think the company went wrong in analyzing consumer shoe buying behavior? (5 marks) 2. primarily because the Government was giving substantial support to this industry. While the first year after the launch of Tufcom shoes showed positive results. namely durability and ease of care. Questions 1. some complaints were received from buyers of Tufcom shoes that they found the shoes unusually warm. sales began to fall drastically after that. which it claimed had properties of shoe material permeability. In 1993. the company¶s R & D department developed a material ³Tufcom´. In addition. After adopting a skimming pricing strategy. Tufleather Ltd. particularly to firms that were export oriented. Based on the test marketing results.(10 marks) 5. M/s. strength.(10 marks) 6. The company also set up a sub unit to produce shoes with this new material and conducted test marketing to gauge the initial response. i. ± ³ Tufcom Shoes´ For the last fifty years. With the intention of selling shoes. What are some of the differences between consumer buying behavior and business buying behavior? Briefly explain the factors influencing business buying behavior. They also planned to have an in-house trained team of sales people who would visit the shoe retail outlets and train their sales persons on how to sell shoes. Caselet M/s. Feedback from their sales team indicated that high price buyers did not get motivated by the factors emphasized by Tufleather. The company developed a premium pricing strategy for the Tufcom material. Tufleather also helped the shoe manufacturing companies by providing point of purchase and advertising materials for a nationwide advertising campaign.
Develop a title for the study. Answer all the questions. Briefly explain any two factors that affect the choice of a sampling technique. Q 6. Give examples of specific situations that would call for the following types of research. (10 marks). Explain the difference between a causal relationship and correlation. Q 4. Answer all the questions.1 60 Marks Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. explaining why ± a) Exploratory research b) Descriptive research c) Diagnostic research d) Evaluation research. Q 2.In the context of hypothesis testing. define the research problem and the objectives or questions to be answered by the study. Q 2. Case Study: You are engaged to carry out a market survey on behalf of a leading Newspaper that is keen to increase its circulation in Bangalore City. (10 marks). Q 1. Q 3. Q 5. What are the differences between observation and interviewing as methods of data collection? Give two specific examples of situations where either observation or interviewing would be more appropr iate. Give examples of specific situations that would call for the following types of research. How is the Case Study method useful in Business Research? Give two specific examples of how the case study method can be applied to business research. in order to ascertain reader habits and interests. (10 marks).Discuss the relative advantages and disadvantages of the different methods of distributing questionnaires to the respondents of a study. Q 1. in order to ascertain reader habits and interests.2 60 Marks Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. In processing data. What type of research report would be most appropriate? Develop an outline of the research report with the main sections. Case Study: You are engaged to carry out a market survey on behalf of a leading Newspaper that is keen to increase its circulation in Bangalore City. explaining why ± a) Exploratory research b) Descriptive research c) Diagnostic research d) Evaluation research. What are the possible reasons for a correlation between two variables? ( 10 marks). briefly explain the difference between a) Null and alternative hypothesis b) Type 1 and type 2 error c) Two tailed and one tailed test d) Parametric and non parametric tests. Q 2.1 60 Marks Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. with an example of each. (10 marks). What are the characteristics of a good research design? Explain how the research design for exploratory studies is different from the research design for descriptive and diagnostic studies. (10 marks). briefly explain the difference between a) Null and alternative hypothesis b) Type 1 and type 2 error c) Two tailed and one tailed test d) Parametric and non parametric tests.( 10 marks). (10 marks).(10 marks). Master of Business Administration ± MBA Semester 3rd core MB0050 Research Methodology ± 4 Credits Assignment Set. Q 6.Master of Business Administration ± MBA Semester 3rd core MB0050 Research Methodology ± 4 Credits Assignment Set. Answer all the questions. Q 5. what is the difference between measures of central tendency and measures of dispersion? What is the most important measure of central tendency and dispersion? (10 marks). Select any topic for research and explain how you will use both secondary and primary sources to gather the required information.( 10 marks). Master of Business Administration ± MBA Semester 3rd coreMB0050 Research Methodology ± 4 CreditsAssignment Set. Q 3. What are the characteristics of a good sample?(10 marks). . (10 marks). Q 4. (10 marks).In the context of hypothesis testing. Q 1.
Briefly explain any two factors that affect the choice of a sampling technique. What type of research report would be most appropriate? Develop an outline of the research report with the main sections. . Q 1. Q 4. Q 4. Case Study: You are engaged to carry out a market survey on behalf of a leading Newspaper that is keen to increase its circulation in Bangalore City. (10 marks). Master of Business Administration ± MBA Semester 3rd coreMB0050 Research Methodology ± 4 CreditsAssignment Set2 60 Marks Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Q 6.( 10 marks).( 10 marks). What are the possible reasons for a correlation between two variables? ( 10 marks). How is the Case Study method useful in Business Research? Give two specific examples of how the case study method can be applied to business research. (10 marks). in order to ascertain reader habits and interests. In processing data. Select any topic for research and explain how you will use both secondary and primary sources to gather the required information.Discuss the relative advantages and disadvantages of the different methods of distributing questionnaires to the respondents of a study. Develop a title for the study.Q 3. Q 5. define the research problem and the objectives or questions to be answered by the study. Q 3. What are the differences between observation and interviewing as methods of data collection? Give two specific examples of situations where either observation or interviewing would be more appropriate.Q 6. What are the charac teristics of a good sample?(10 marks). with an example of each. Q 5. Q 2. Explain the difference between a causal relationship and correlation.( 10 marks) . What are the characteristics of a good research design? Explain how the research design for exploratory studies is different from the research design for descriptive and diagnostic studies. Answer all the questions. Case Study: You are engaged to carry out a market survey on behalf of a leading Newspaper that is keen to increase its circulation in Bangalore City. (10 marks). in order to ascertain reader habits and interests. (10 marks). what is the difference between measures of central tendency and measu res of dispersion? What is the most important measure of central tendency and dispersion? (10 marks).
The management also wants to change the channel design and network according to the new objectives. Explain the different types of sales organizations. In today¶s scenario. Answer all the questions. . has expanded its product mix. The management has decided to set up new objectives for its distribution system. Government budget formulation that depends particularly on the analysis of needs and desires of the people and availability of revenues. Thus. It means. Ultimately. Define sales quotas with 2 examples. [2 marks] Q. it brings out the significance of research for the development of logical habit of thinking and organization. It well-known fact that Doubt is often better than overconfidence. Laker Pvt. Please advice the management of MB0034± Research Methodology ± 3 Credits 1. complex nature of government and business has raised the research significance to solve the operational problem. Distribution and Supply Chain Management ± 4 Credits Assignment Set ± 1 60 Marks Note: Each question carries 10 Marks.Master of Business Administration ± MBA Semester 3 MK0010 ± Sales. research as a tool of government economic policy formulation involves three distinct stages of operation which are as follows: Investigation of economic structure. Research basically means fact finding such as answers to questions. Q. It is necessary for collecting information on the social and economic structure of an economy to understand the process of change occurring in the country. it is an organized way to go ahead in order to get the result. solutions to problems and so on. In nutshell. Diagnoses of events. Prediction of future developments. It provides the basis for almost all government policies of an economic system.2 Just a few months back. What do you mean by research? Explain its significance in social and business sciences. It also helps to formulate alternative policies. [8 marks] b. it leads to inquiry and inquiry leads to invention. Research is equally important to social scientis for analyzing social relationships.1 a. Ltd. Research also facilitates the decision making of policy-makers.
What is meant by research problem? And what are the characteristics of a good research problem? In order to research. we often experience the problem/difficulty is said to be research problem. Solving this difficulty is the task of research. . A problem in simple words is some difficulty experienced by the researcher in a practical situation. Personal values play an important role in the selection of a topic for research.2.
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