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M.B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, NOV/DEC 2006 Third Semester BA 1701 – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (Regulation 2005) Time : 3 Hours PART A – (10*2=20 Marks) 1.What is the principal economic basis for international trade? 2.How does exchange rate determination prevail in international business? 3.What are the constraints in globalization of business? 4.Why does the regional trade blocks emerge in business? 5.Why does MNEs differ in their strategic planning? 6.What are the standard approaches to global competition? 7. What are the administrative mechanisms for strategic control of MNEs? 8.Mention any two special measurement techniques used by MNEs. 9.Mention any three conflict resolution mechanisms followed in International business 10. How does WTO settle disputes in international business? PART B – (5*16=80 Marks) 11.a) Explain the approaches in international trade theories. How do product lifecycle approach and balance of payments vary in international trade? (or) 11.b) Discuss about strategies for coping with foreign exchange rates. Describe the impact of exchange rate fluctuations. 12.a) Draw a frame work of global trade. Examine various dimensions at institutions in the world economy. (or) 12.b) How does the high emerging market shape global economy? Explain implications of regionalism for India. 13.a) Briefly explain the corporate goals and global strategy of MNEs. (or) 13.b) Compare and contrast strategic issues of global firms in automobile PC industry. 14.a) Enumerate the integrated procedure to control multinational market efforts andexplain the steps involved in it. (or ) Maximum: 100 Marks

14.b) Illustrate the positive and negative control mechanisms in international jointventures. 15.a) Examine the actions in conflict resolutions internationally. List factors causingconflict in global business. (or) 15.b) Describe the role of dispute settlement process by International agencies.

M.B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY/JUNE 2007 Third Semester BA 1701 – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (Regulation 2005) Time : 3 Hours PART A – (10*2=20 Marks) 1.Define Internationalization. 2.What is meant by ‘Free Trade Zone’? 3.Why is the market access important in International Trade? 4.How is ‘Economic Union’ formed? 5.What is the mission of a Global firm? 6.Who is a Global customer? 7.What is ‘Techonology Diffusion’? 8.What is meant by ‘Host country operations’? 9.What is the purpose of ‘Agreement of Agriculture’? 10.Define ‘Embargo’? PART B – (5*16=80 Marks) 11.a) Write about the growth and development of International Business. What are the different options introduced in FDI? What is the purpose of trade agreements? (or) 12.a) ‘Doctrine of Comparative advantage’ – Discuss. (or) 12.b) What are the methods of entering foreign markets? Explain the reasons for increased interest in International marketing. 13.a) Compare the models of International strategy. (or) 13.b) Discuss the issues and measures introduced in the recent WTO meet. What are the preferential treatments provided in the trade agreements? Maximum: 100 Marks

14.a) What are the issues and international dimensions of techonology rest with MNCs? Discuss the R & D strategies of MNCs. (or) 14.b) Explain the procedures and performance evaluation of MNCs. What are the requirements of MNCs to create organizational capabilities? 15.a) Discuss the strains and breakthroughs in International cooperation. Commenton ‘the rise of nationalism’ (or) 15.b) What are the key issues in the interdependence economy? What is the role of International agencies in resolving conflict?

M.B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, NOV/DEC 2007 Third Semester BA 1701 – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (Regulation 2005) Time : 3 Hours PART A – (10*2=20 Marks) 1.What is Balance of Payment? 2.What is Free Trade? 3.Shortly write any TWO important political climates in India that attracts foreigninvestment in the country. 4 . W h a t i s C u l t u r e ? G i v e yo u r o w m d e f i n i t i o n . 5.Write shortly about the ‘Experience curve’ effect on companies competing onmany countries. 6.What is the role of incentives in control systems? Explain in the context of anMNC. 7.Give meaning for TQM. 8.Draw an appropriate organizational chart for reducing costs of control to an MNC like unilever. 9.What is the role of non-verbal behaviour in negotiation? 10.What is renogitiation? Give an Indian Example. Maximum: 100 Marks

PART B – (5*16=80 Marks) 11.a) What are the instruments of Trade Policy? Explain the control where each oneof each instruments can be used? (OR) 11.b) Explain various risks involved in exchange of foreign currency with examples. 12.a) Briefly classify the various types of organizational cultures existing in globalorganizations. Also, given your analysis about the type of culture that may fit wellinto organizations wanting to do business in India. (OR) 12.b) What are the factors affecting cross border investment flow? Explain the international business environment in this context. 13.a) What do you mean by a world class organization? What are the keycharacteristics one should possess to become a world class organizations. (OR) 13.b) What are the strategic choices vis-à-vis the organizatins looking for expanding beyond the borders? Explain each one of them with example. 14.a) What are the control systems existed in multinational firms? Explain (OR) 14.b) Explain the range of tools available for the managers of International businessto measure performance. 15.a) If a company now to the international arena was negotiating an agreement with potential partner in an overseas country,What basic steps should it prepared toimplement? Identify and describe them. (OR) 15.b) What are the causes of disputes in International business that requiresinvolvement of multilateral agencies? Explain the role of multilateral agencies insettling these disputes.

M.B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY/JUNE 2008 Third Semester BA 1701 – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (Regulation 2005) Time : 3 Hours PART A – (10*2=20 Marks) 1.What does the term trade signify? 2.What is Comparative cost theory? 3.What is Globalization? 4.What are the demerits of MNC? 5.What is global competitiveness? 6.What is FDI? 7.What is conflict in trade? 8.What is WTO? 9.What is Regional Trade Block? 10.What do you mean by Export promotion? PART B – (5*16=80 Marks) 11.a) Discuss the importance forms of international business. (OR) 11.b) What are the export documents used in export? 12.a) Explain political environment in the study of international business. (OR) 12.b) Why economic environment is considered important in export of products? 13.a) what do you understand by the term strategic considerations in international business? Explain. (OR) 13.b)What are the advantages of strategic planning? 14.a) How are MNEs Controlled? Describe. (OR) 14.b) Discuss evaluation of MNEs performance. 15.a) Describe the causes of conflict in international business. (OR) 15.b)What is the role of international agencies viz., IMF,IBRD and UNCTAD inconflict resolution of member countries Maximum: 100 Marks

M.B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, NOV/DEC 2008 Third Semester BA 1701 – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (Regulation 2005) Time : 3 Hours PART A – (10*2=20 Marks) 1.Define International Orientation. 2.What is Exchange Risk? 3.What are the different types of International business? 4.Define Cultural environment of international business. 5.What is BOP? Maximum: 100 Marks

6.Give any two merits of MNCs. 7.Define Diversification. 8.What is ICT?

9.Define Cross-national conflict. 10.What is tariff in international business? PART B – (5*16=80 Marks) 11.a) Explain the criticism for Purchasing Power Parity Theory. (OR) 11.b) Explain the managed floating system of exchange rate. 12.a) Evaluate WTO and mention its main features. (OR) 12.b) Discuss the WTO impact 13.a) Explain Market Expansion strategies. (OR) 13.b) Explain the factors affecting social orientation of business. 14.a) What are the different aspects of international control process? Discussin detail. (OR) 14.b) State the problems in Planning. Explain them in detail.15.a) What are Multilateral settlements? Describe them. (OR) 15.b) Discuss the various consortium approaches and external relationsapproach.

M.B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, NOV/DEC 2008 THIRD SEMESTER BA 1701 – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (REGULATION 2005) TIME : 3 HOURS PART A – (10*2=20 Marks) 1.What is International trade? 2.What is exportable surplus? 3.Write your idea on culture. 4.What is trade block? 5.What is MNC? 6.What is competitiveness? 7.What is MIS? 8.What is Conflict? 9.What is negotiation? 10.What is evaluation? PART B – (5*16=80 Marks) 11.a) Discuss export promotion in International trade. (OR) 11.b) What are the risks in foreign exchange? Explain 12.a) Broadly classify the environments of International Business. (OR) 12.b) Discuss inter-regional trade. 13.a) Discuss Strategic Planning. (OR) 13.b) Describe the functions of MNEs. (OR) 14.a) What is the role of MIS in International Business? (OR) 14.b) Howdoesamanagerin international business measu r e performance? 1 5 . a ) W h a t a r e t h e f u n d a m e n t a l s t e p s t o b e t a k e n f o r n e g o t i a t i o n a n agreement? (OR) MAXIMUM: 100 MARKS

15.b) Explain the role of International Agencies in Conflict resolution.

M.B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, NOV/DEC 2009 Third Semester BA 1701 – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (Regulation 2005) Time : 3 Hours PART A – (10*2=20 Marks) 1.What is foreign direct investment? 2.What are the objectives of FEMA? 3.What is globalization? 4.Expand the term ‘TRIMS’. 5 . W h a t d o yo u m e a n b y c u r r e n t a c c o u n t t r a n s a c t i o n ? 6.Explain the term ‘Multinational Corporation’. 7.What is balance of payments? 8.What are the functions of evaluation process? 9. What is Conflict? 10.What are the drivers of globalization? PART B – (5*16=80 Marks) 11.a) What are w i t h examples. the factors of foreign direct investment? Explain Maximum: 100 Marks

(OR) 11.b) Discuss the features of EXIM policy 2002-2007 12.a) Discuss the features of General Agreement on trade in services. (OR) 12.b) Explain the various regional trade blocks. 13.a) Discuss the merits and demerits of Multinational Corporations. (OR) 13.b) Discuss the strategic planning a national company must have whilegoing globally. 14.a) Explain the different forms of Multinational Corporations. (OR) 14.b) Discuss the role of financial information system in MNCs. 15.a) What are the factors of International Business conflict? Explain withexamples.

(OR) 15.b) Explain the strategies used to resolve conflict.

M.B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY/JUNE 2010 Third Semester BA 1701 – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (Regulation 2005) Time : 3 Hours PART A – (10*2=20 Marks) 1.What are the determinants of competitive advantage in Na t i o n s according to Porter? 2.List the mechanisms that Nations adopt to govern exchange rates. 3.Distinguish between globalization of markets a n d g l o b a l i z a t i o n o f production. 4.What are the features of Free Trade Area(FTA)? 5.List the advantages of being a First Mover into a new market. 6.Differentiate between licensing and franchising. 7.What is transfer pricing? 8.What is anti-dumping duty? 9.What are the pros and cons of Geo-centric staffing policy? 1 0 . L i s t t h e f u n c t i o n s o f I M F i n t h e w o r k i n g o f t h e g l o b a l m o n e t a r y system. PART B – (5*16=80 Marks) 11.a) Select any one theory that explain international trade. How doesthat theory explain the reasons for a nation’s economic success? (OR) 11.b) What do you understand by foreign exchange risk? Describe them e a s u r e s t a k e n b y g l o b a l f i r m s i n p r o t e c t i n g t h e m s e l v e s a g a i n s t foreign exchange risks. 12.a) Discuss the applications of Hofstede’s cultural framework for aglobal Manager. (OR) 12.b) Discuss the types of political risks faced by an international firm. How can it manage these risks? 13.a)Explain in detail, the process of decision making to go global. (OR) Maximum: 100 Marks

13.b) When is Joint Venture(JV) an appropriate strategy?Describe the types of JVs with example and the challenges faced byJVs. 14.a) How does the international strategy of a firm affect the structureand control systems? Discuss. (OR) 14.b) Describe the factors that help to decide whether a global firm should use a standardized or a differentiated strategy. 1 5 . a ) D i s c u s s t h e c o n f l i c t r e s o l u t i o n m e t h o d s t h a t c a n b e u s e d t o resolve international trade conflicts. (OR) 15.b) Discuss the possible competitive responses of a domestic firm(say in an emerging market) when faced with the threat of entry of global players

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