ASSIGNMENT DRIVE SPRING 2014
PROGRAM MBADS / MBAHCSN3 / MBAN2 / PGDBAN2 / MBAFLEX SEMESTER I
SUBJECT CODE & NAME MB0040 STATISTICS FOR MANAGEMENT
Q1. A statistical survey is a scientific process of collection and analysis of
numerical data. Explain the st
Subject code and Name
MU0010 Manpower Planning and Resourcing
1.What do you mean by Manpower Planning? Describe the various stages &
obstacles involved in Manpower Planning.
Definitions of Manpower Planning
According to K. F. Turkman manpower planning can
1 Discharge refers to the termination of contractual relationship between
Would you like to sit on a board of directors? Why or why not? If you did serve on a board,
what kind of organization would you prefer? As a board member, in what kinds of activities do
you think you would most actively engage?
The idea of servin
Would you rather work in a functional or divisional organization? Why?
A functional organization is one in which the unit or group focuses on one activity (e.g.,
production, marketing, finance, etc.), whereas, in a divisional or product organizat
Why do you think managers have difficulty delegating? What can be done to overcome these
Ultimately, in any organization, managers are responsible for the activities of those individuals
who report to them. If they do something them
Based on the description of General Motors in this chapter, give some examples of
differentiation in that organization. In other words, what specialized tasks have to be performed,
and how is labor divided at General Motors? Also, how does General Motors
Interview a member of a board of directors and discuss the members perspectives on his or her
How much time do you devote each month to the boards activities? Do you think this is
sufficient? Or too much?
Do you feel you really understand
What are some advantages and disadvantages of being in the CEO position?
The advantage of being a CEO is that, from an organizational perspective, it is the position of
decision-making and power. In theory, whatever the CEO says is implemented. I
1. What actions could Acme Electronics take to foster intrapreneurship? What consequences
does it suffer from failing to foster it?
2. What information should Mandy include in her business plan?
3. Describe three nonfinancial resources likely to be import
Find some inspiring examples of social entrepreneurship and describe them to your classmates.
Bill Drayton the founder of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public was one of the first social
entrepreneurs. Other notable social entrepreneurs include Ente
The chapter specified some of the changes in the external environment that can provide business
opportunity (technological discoveries, lifestyle and taste changes, and so on.) Identify some
important recent changes or current trends in the external envir
Most entrepreneurs learn the most important skills they need after age 21. How does this affect
your outlook and plans?
Most entrepreneurs learn and develop their skills after age 21 in the area of taking on additional
responsibility, sense of ac
Brainstorm some new ideas for social enterprise. What challenges do you foresee and how
would you proceed?
Based on class discussion from the previous question, have students share ideas in small groups
for new social enterprises. Have each group
Choose an Internet company with which you are familiar and brainstorm ideas for how its
services or approach to business can be improved. How about starting a new Internet company
altogether - what would be some possibilities?
This question will
Identify and discuss new ventures that fit each of the four cells in the entrepreneurial strategy
High innovation/Low risk new products, without competition, that are backed by large firms
with an abundance of loss-absorbing capital or ne
Does franchising appeal to you? What kind of franchises would have the most and least interest
Students will differ in their responses to the first question. Often, people who are attracted to
franchises are entrepreneurs who are lower i
What is your level of personal interest in becoming an independent entrepreneur? Why did you
rate yourself as you did?
They should be instructed to rate his or her level of interest in becoming an independent
entrepreneur on either a high-medium-
Read Table, some myths about entrepreneurs. Which myths did you believe? Do you still? Why
or why not? Interview entrepreneurs by asking each myth as a true-or-false question. Then ask
students to elaborate on their answers. What did they say? What do you
Identify a business that recently folded. What do students perceive were the causes of the failure?
What might have been done differently to prevent a failure?
This exercise can be approached in two ways. The first involves a search of publicatio
Identify some businesses that have recently opened in your area. What are their chances of
survival and why? How would you advise the owners or managers of those businesses to
enhance their success?
Most students will be able to identify one or m
With your classmates, form small teams of skunkworks. Your task is to identify an innovation
that you think would benefit your school, college, or university, and to outline an action plan for
bringing your idea to reality.
The term skunkworks is
Assume you are writing a story about what its really like to be an entrepreneur. To whom would
you talk and what questions would you ask?
The ideal person to talk to would be an individual who started a business at about the same age
as the stu
Brainstorm a list of ideas for new business ventures. Where did the ideas come from? Which
ones are most and least viable, and why?
Divide the class into a number of small groups to facilitate the brainstorming process.
The text suggests that opp
1. What are some possible advantages of Net-Work Docs serving a global market?
2. How are the founders balancing pressures for global integration and local responsiveness?
Istheir global strategy likely to succeed? Why or why not?
3. What skills of a glob
How would you assess your capability of becoming a successful entrepreneur? What are your
strengths and weaknesses? How could you increase your capability?
Refer the students to the section entitled, What Does it Take, Personally? and have them r
Why have franchises been so popular as a method of international expansion in the fast-food
industry? Contrast this with high tech manufacturing where joint ventures and partnerships have
been more popular. What accounts for the differences across industr
What are the biggest cultural obstacles that we must overcome if we are to work effectively in
Mexico? Are there different obstacles in France? Japan
People in different countries have very different shared values and beliefs. As Geert Hofstede
If you had entered into a joint venture with a foreign company, but knew that women were not
treated fairly in the culture, would you consider sending a female expatriate to handle the
startup? Why or why not?
This is one of those circumstances w
What are the pros and cons of using expatriates, host-country nationals, and third-country nations
to run overseas operations? If you were expanding your business, what approach would you use?
There are advantages and disadvantages of each option