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Principles of Management - Question Bank

Long Answers ( 15 Marks)
  1. Define management. Explain the various characteristics and importance of management.
  2. Why Frederick Taylor is called the father of scientific management and Henri Fayol the father of modern management theory?
  3. Define planning. Explain the characteristics and steps involved in the planning process.
  4. Define a leader. Discuss the qualities of a successful leader.
  5. Describe the responsibilities of management towards employees and consumers.
  6. Explain the concept of conflict management with the help of various views of conflicts?
  7. Explain the concept of social responsibility of management?
  8. Explain the contribution made by F.W. Taylor towards management?
  9. Hawthorne effect led to the recognition of the importance of psychological and social factors at work. Elaborate.
  10. Explain different styles of Leadership.
  11. Define staffing with special reference to recruitment.
  12. Differentiate between recruitment and selection. Describe the steps involved in the selection process.
  13. What is the meaning group dynamics? Explain the features of formal and informal groups.
  14. Decision making is an important conceptual tool of management. Discuss in details the process of decision making.
  15. Define stress. What are the causes of organizational stress? Suggest the coping mechanisms to deal with it.
  16. Define management. Explain in detail managerial roles given by Henry Mintzberg.
  17. Differentiate between recruitment and selection. Describe the steps involved in the selection process.
  18. ‘Managers at all levels require some competence in each of the technical, human and conceptual, albeit with difference in emphasis.’ Analyse the statement with suitable example.
  19. In the words of Stephen Covey ‘synergy is the highest activity of life’. Discuss this statement with reference to importance of teams at the workplace. What are the types of Teams?
  20. How did identification of the Hawthorne effect lead to the recognition of the importance of psychological and social factors at work?

Short Answers ( 8 Marks)
  1. Define the term manager with a suitable example. What is the difference between as manager and a leader?
  2. What is performance appraisal? Evaluate the importance of performance appraisal in an industrial organisation.
  3. Explain the term International management in detail?
  4. Define decision making. What is the importance of decision making?
  5. What is TQM? What suggestions would you offer to make TQM effective?
  6. What is stress? What are the causes of stress? What are the methods of stress management?
  7. What is team building? What is its significance in an organization?
  8. Explain the importance of motivation in management?
  9. Leadership Qualities
  10. Authority and Subordination
  11. Discuss the scientific management advocated by FW Taylor.
  12. Explain the contributions of Peter Drucker to management field.
  13. Define leadership. What are the styles of leadership in an organization.
  14. Explain Corporate Social Responsibility. Cite examples.
  15. What is contingency approach to management?
  16. What are the factors responsible resistance to change.

Short Answers ( 7 Marks)
  1. Define ‘Scientific Management’. Explain its features.
  2. What are the levels of management? Explain the functions of all levels.
  3. State the contribution of Hawthorne experiment?
  4. What is planning? Explain the process of planning?
  5. Why co-ordination is important to business?
  6. Define “Decision Making”. Elaborate its process.
  7. What is group dynamics? Explain different types of groups.
  8. What is meant by conflict? State the main causes of conflict.
  9. Describe standing plans and single plans.
  10. Define team management. Explain the features of team management.
  11. What is meant by stress? State the main causes of stress.
  12. What is management of change? Explain the features of management of change.
  13. How would you overcome resistance to change?
  14. Explain the steps involved in the process of management of change.
  15. What do you mean by international management? Explain the features of international management.
Short Notes ( 5 Marks)
  1. Contingency Approach to Management
  2. Systems Approach
  3. Management of change
  4. Total Quality Management
  5. Manager
  6. Motivation
  7. Communication
  8. Group Influence
  9. Supervision
  10. Functions of Management
  11. Informal groups
  12. Budgeting
  13. Social responsibility
  14. International Management
  15. Crisis Management
  16. TQM

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