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Re: ICFAI Sikkim MBA 4th Semester Exam Question Paper

Here is the list of few questions of ICFAI Sikkim MBA 4th Semester Exam Question Paper which you are looking for .

1. The most important task of an operations manager is making efficient use of materials, capacity and knowledge available to achieve an output of the desired quality and quantity. To understand the various roles of an operations manager, they are classified into two models. Which of the following job responsibilities is/are
common with both model 1 and model 2 managers?
I. Receiving inco ming calls and mails.
II. Ensuring the health and safety of the workers.
III. Packaging the product.
IV. Negotiating with suppliers.
(a) Only (IV) above
(b) Both (I) and (III) above
(c) Both (II) and (IV) above
(d) (I), (II) and (III) above
(e) All (I), (II), (III) and (IV) above.

2. The effectiveness of an organization nowadays depends on its ability to develop itself into a social organization. As a result, organizations have evolved overtime to perform a number of functions or tasks in society. Which of the following tasks of organizations is related to creation and maintenance of wealth?
(a) Financial tasks
(b) Economic and production tasks
(c) Maintenance task s
(d) Adaptive tasks
(e) Social tasks.

3. Carbon intensity levels are high in India when compared to other Asian countries. Which of the following is/are the reason(s) for increase in carbon intensity level?
I. Increase in industrial activity.
II. Absence of energy and conservation measures.
III. Indian economic policies like lo w import tariffs on high-quality coal.
IV. Subsidies on lo w-quality coal.
(a) Only (II) above
(b) Only (III) above
(c) Both (I) and (IV) above
(d) (I), (II) and (IV) above
(e) All (I), (II), (III) and (IV) above.

4. Hostile takeovers are those that elicit opposition from the boards or employees of the target company. Management uses many techniques to protect themselves from the unruly predator. In this regard, which of the following is true regarding sandbag technique?
(a) Management may promote its o wn interests at t he time of biding
(b) The company gives lucrative benefits to its top executives
(c) A potential takeover agent purchases stock in a company
(d) The company under target, changes the articles of associatio n so that a group of sharehold ers have special rights, which are evoked by a takeover
(e) Management may stall the bu yout attempt in the hope that another more favorable company will try to take them over.

5. The board relies on independent outside directors to monitor management performance. In order to do so the board sets up various committees such as audit committee. Which o f the following in not a function of the audit committee?
(a) Make recommendations regarding the audit fee, selection and replacement of auditors
(b) Select the new non-executive directors
(c) Review the interim and final acco unts
(d) Inform the board about the effectiveness of internal control and the quality of financial repo rting as pointed out by the independent auditors
(e) Discuss with independent auditors about the problems they experience in completing the audit.

6. Talcott Parsons prop osed a view called the integration view of ethics. In this context, which of the following statements is/are false?
I. It expresses that business being an economic entity has the right to make profits, but at the same time, it should discharge the social obligations.
II. It implies that if businesses want to exist, survive and flourish, morality and ethics cannot be separated from the operation of the business in the long run.
III. It endorses that the only aim of business is to generate profits.
(a) Only (I) above
(b) Only (II) above
(c) Only (III) above
(d) Both (I) and (III) above
(e) Both (II) and (III) above.

7. Accounting is defined as, “the process by which any business keeps track of its financial activities by recording its debits and credits and balancing its accounts.” Which of the following is/are true regarding accounting?
I. It provides a system of rules and principles, which govern the format, and content of financial statements.
II. By adhering to the principles and practices in the system of an organization, it can provide fair and accurate reporting of the financial po sition of a business.
III. The ethical issues surrounding accounting practices are under reporting inco me, falsifying do cuments, illegally evading income taxes and engaging in fraud.
(a) Only (I) above
(b) Only (III) above
(c) Both (I) and (III) above
(d) Both (II) and (III) above
(e) All (I), (II) and (III) above.

8. Different social laws of states and nations that govern occupational safety and environmental standards is an example of
(a) Law of economies
(b) Company law
(c) Law of the jungle
(d) Law of conservation of energy
(e) Industrial law.

9. Which of the following implies, adopting the norms of the country, in which an organization operates its business?
(a) Stakeholder theory, strategy and ethics
(b) Loyalty contract
(c) Psychological contract
(d) Cultural relativism
(e) Leveraged buy-outs.

10.The enhanced competition in the global economy has compelled corporations to perform better by going in for cost-cutting, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and downsizing. All these activities can be carried out successfully only if there is proper
(a) Social respo nsibility
(b) Business ethics
(c) Corporate governance
(d) Corporate management
(e) Ethical audit.

11.Thomas Donaldson and Thomas Dunfee proposed the Integrative Social Contract Theory. Which of the following are not true regarding ‘social contract theory’?
I. A social agreement is formal agreement concerning behavioral norms that are developed from shared goals, beliefs and attitudes of groups of people or communities.
II. Business organizations gain legitimacy through a social contract with society.
III. Social contract can be used as a tool to measure the performance of society.
IV. If the organization fulfills the terms of the social contract, the society can be morally justified for condemning it.
(a) Both (I) and (IV) above
(b) Both (II) and (III) above
(c) (I), (II) and (IV) above
(d) (I), (III) and (IV) above
(e) All (I), (II), (III) and (IV) above.

12.Organizations, after they identify and are able to clearly state its values, will be in a position to train its employees to deal with ethical dilemmas. The step-by-step process that will help employees resolve ethical dilemma is known as
(a) Altruism
(b) Believe
(c) Credos
(d) Deontology
(e) Espoused values.

13.Ferrell and Gresham have identified various factors that determine the code of ethics framed by marketer. Which of the following factors refer to the extent to which reference groups, top management and peers influence the marketer?
(a) Individual factors
(b) Consumers factors
(c) Significant factors
(d) Organizational factors
(e) Opportunity factors.

14.Boards are categorized depending on the way they function, their commitment to effective decision-making and concern for interpersonal relations. Rubber stamp board
I. Lays emphasis on maintaining cordial interpersonal relations.
II. Accords to high priority to effective decision-making.
III. Gives little impo rtance to either good interpersonal relation.
IV. Ratifies whatever decisions th e CEO takes.
(a) Only (III) above
(b) Both (II) and (III) above
(c) Both (III) and (IV) above
(d) (II), (III) and (IV) above
(e) All (I), (II), (III) and (IV) above.

15.Mr. Ramachandran, the new CEO of Spa group of companies takes the initiative for developing the corporate code. Which of the following is not a guideline that he should follow when developing the co rporate code?
(a) He should identify the key behaviors that maximize the long-term owner value
(b) The human resource department must review the co de
(c) A copy of the code should be sent each and every employee
(d) Codes should be updated atleast once a year
(e) Codes should ensure that they are in accordance with both company and government laws.

16.Fair economic competition is one of the basic requirements for increasing the wealth of nations. Therefore, the responsibilities of the organization towards the competitors should not be which of the following?
(a) Foster closed markets for trade and investment
(b) Promote competitive behavior that is socially and enviro nmentally beneficial
(c) Refrain from either seeking or participating in questionable payments
(d) Respect both tangible and intellectual property rights
(e) Refuse to acquire commercial information by dishonesty.

17.According to the Companies Act, an individual holding the position of a director of a firm should act as a trustee, agent and managing partner. Fiduciary duties of a director include(s)
I. To act with best of skill and expertise.
II. Not to exceed their authority and powers.
III. Not to use unpubli shed and confidential information belonging to the company for their own purpose.
(a) Only (I) above
(b) Only (III) above
(c) Both (I) and (III) above
(d) Both (II) and (III) above
(e) All (I), (II) and (III) above.

18.Moral standards deal with right and wrong behavior and law compels individuals to act in the “right” or desired manner. Considering the relationship between moral standards and legal requirements, which of the following are the requirements laid down to develop a fair law?
I. Laws and moral standards o verlap to a certain extent.
II. The law always represents collective moral judgment.
III. The requirement of law tends to be positive while moral standards tend to be negative.
IV. Law represents a minimum set o f standards for generating human behavior in society.
(a) Both (I) and (IV) above
(b) Both (II) and (III) above
(c) Both (III) and (IV) above
(d) (II), (III) and (IV) above
(e) All (I), (II), (III) and (IV) above.

19.Business organizations are considered to be social institutions, apart from being economic entities, due to which of the follo wing reasons?
I. Business organizations exist and operate within a social structure.
II. Businesses need to win social acceptance, for their survival.
III. Business organizations need to b e socially responsible as they exercise a wide influence o n the society’s lifestyle.
(a) Only (I) above
(b) Only (II) above
(c) Only (III) above
(d) Both (II) and (III) above
(e) All (I), (II) and (III) above.

20.In order to ensure the availability of raw material buyers often resort to forward buying. Therefore, Tandon committee has laid down certain norms for the inventory requirements. Which of the following is not a reason for organizations to deviate from these norms?
(a) Irregularities in the import of raw material
(b) Unavoidable interruptions in production due to strikes, power cuts etc.
(c) Transport delays
(d) Piling up of stock o f finished goods due to some special circumstances
(e) It’s the role of the purchase department.

21.Multinational companies (MNCs) are companies that have significant investments in several countries, which derive a substantial part of their income from foreign operations. Which of the following is not a reason for companies going global?
(a) Lower wage rates
(b) The opportunity to be closer to the suppliers
(c) Saturation of global markets
(d) To exploit opportunities in new markets
(e) Recession or domestic completion.

22.The manner in which a business deals with its employees is a clear indication of its ethical character. Ethics in personnel function deals with all the issues in the relationship between the employee and the business. Which of the follo wing is not an ethical issue in human resource management?
(a) Retrenchment
(b) Employment contract
(c) Equality of op portunity
(d) Remuneration
(e) Hiring.

23.As busines ses expand the issues concerned with environment started gaining importance. Most western European countries have faced problems due to environmental degradation. Which of the following did West Germany prep are to sho w the extent of damage caused to the environment?
(a) Ecological balance sheet
(b) Anxiological balance sheet
(c) Eco-centric balance sheet
(d) Deontological balance sheet
(e) Psychological balance sheet.

24.The problem with normative theories’ fundamental principle is that there is no agreement among ethicists on which moral principles are the right ones. For a moral principle to be accepted by most of the ethicists, it must be all of the following, except
(a) Descriptive
(b) Universal
(c) Overriding
(d) Public
(e) Practical.

25.Six factors are involved in ethical decision-making. Among these six factors if more than one-factor affects an ethical dilemma then the ethical intensity increases. Ethical inten sity is described as the
(a) Degree of minimu m conduct expected by persons and b usinesses in society
(b) Degree of importance given to an ethical issue
(c) Degree of social acceptance that exists in defining something as good or bad
(d) Degree of high in novation and progress
(e) Degree of high legal protection.
21st March 2015, 03:15 PM
Re: ICFAI Sikkim MBA 4th Semester Exam Question Paper

Can any body please provide me the ICFAI University Sikkim MBA previous year question paper of Integrated Case Studies – I?
21st March 2015, 03:15 PM
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Re: ICFAI Sikkim MBA 4th Semester Exam Question Paper

As per your request here I am sharing the previous year question paper of MBA Integrated Case Studies – I of ICFAI University Sikkim

Case Study (100 Marks)
This section consists of questions with serial number 1 - 5.

Answer all questions.
Marks are indicated against each question.
Read the case carefully and answer the following questions:

1.Till 2005, eBay EachNet was the leader in the Chinese e-commerce market, controllin g
more than half of it. But eBay EachNet soon lost its market leadership position to
Taobao .com (Taobao). In this context, analyze the reasons that can be attributed to
Taobao ’s edge over eBay.

2.a. To enable people to trade with each other, Pierre Omidyar created a marketplace in
September 1995 which was later called eBay. By mid 1997, eBay received one
million page hits per week with 15,000 listings on a day making it one of the most
visited sites o n the Internet in the US. Discuss the growth strategies adopted by eBay
in US.
b. eBay initially had some success in China but failed to live upto the expectations. In
this light, discuss how eBay entered China and the strategies it adopted to revive
itself and its slowing growth rate.

3.A significant mistake made by the eBay team in China was its notion of applying its US
business model in China. Discuss the business model of eBay in the US, its strengths and
weaknesses. Also analyze how eBay tried to adapt its business model to increase its
market share in China.

4.The entry of large Multi National Companies (MNCs) into emerging economies was
considered to be the end of local players in markets. With the evolution of new markets
and the change in the mindset of the customer, local companies are more successful than
before in keeping the MNCs at bay. Critically analyze this statement giving reasons for
success/failure using relevant examples from the world of business. (15marks)

5.The concept of e-commerce was introduced in China only in 1993 and it took some time
for it to catch on. But once it did, e-commerce in China grew at a frantic pace. In this
regard, discuss the opportunities and road blocks of Chinese e-commerce market. (20marks)

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