Thursday, January 22, 2009

Question Bank

QUESTION BANK : INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Q1 what is the structure of international business environment?

Q2 what are the different organizational structures for IB ?
Q3(a) Discuss the various factors that influence foreign investment decisions.(b) State the various distinguishing features of Transaction Cost Approach of FDI.
4 There are three major rations used as performance indicators for international business. Explain these rations bringing out their meaning and significance.
5. The decision of how much power should be delegated to a manager of a subsidiary is crucial, and depends on several factors. Examine these factors with their importance in Multinational Corporation,
6. What are the main characteristics of a global firm?7. Discuss the major barriers in overcoming organizational biases.8. Identify three types of attitudes in the choice of organizational structure.9. Discuss any one innovative production technique used in international firms to face intense competition.
10. Explain the following:
11. How to use the Source-Market Matrix in production management.12. Needs and types of interventions in International business.
13. What are basic differences between domestic and international business?
14. While some see globalization as the avenue to the development of poor nations, others see it intensifying misery and inequalities. Critically examine the above statement in today's context.

15.Explain Localisation of global strategy16. Technology contracting (licensing) as an alternative to FDI or ownership strategy.17. Major factors contributing to the success of international strategic alliances.
18. Explain the role of " Power Distance" in understanding Hofsted's work on cross-cultural prospective. How does this help in managing international environment?
19. Discuss the relationship between an MNE and its subsidiaries in the context of the "make or buy" decision. What are the implications so far as the organization structure/design is concerned?
QUESTION BANK : INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

20. Explain the role of bargaining power" in managing negotiations in international business.
21. Briefly discuss the direct and indirect impacts of FDI on LDCs.
22. (a) What are the dimensions of international business?(b) Discuss the factors that have led to the gloabalisation of business.
23. Factors on which ownership strategy depends in the context of international business.24. Barriers to overcoming organisational biases in the context of managing a multi-focal strategy.25. What are the different mechanisms adopted for coordinating subsidiaries by different MNEs? What is the need for flexibility?
26. Explain the different approaches to control in multi-national enterprises.27. It has been said that MNCs often introduce new efficiency oriented management practices. What can developing host country learn from the MNCs in this respect?
28. What factors influence hybrid/mixed strategies involving partial rationalisation of production and marketing facilities and partial local manufacturing?29. Briefly explain the stages in cross-cultural negotiation process.
30. Explain : Dynamics of regional trade groupings
31. Explain MNEs and New International Economic Order32. Explain WTO and the promotion and regulation of world trade
33. Compare Heckscher-Ohlin and Leantief trade models. Examine the two models in the light of contemporary global trade situation.
34. Discuss the determinants of international investment decisions. What different strategies could a firm follow in this respect?
35. What key questions in relation to control arise in international the control process?
36. Are there any basic differences between Japanese and American work cultures, particularly in relation to human resource management practices? Explain what can India learn from such cultures and practices?

QUESTION BANK : INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

37. What factors influence the decision regarding location of production facilities? What complexities and trade-offs might be involved?
38. What is meant by "globalisation of business" What implications it has for problems if any, created by glabalisation of business?
39. Explain the theory of "Comparative cost advantage" How do firms in two different countries benefit from international trade in terms of this theory? Explain with examples.
40. What kind of strategy issues might arise in international between multinational parent company and subsidiaries? What development path's a subsidiary could adopt vis-à-vis if parent company?
41. What are the issues that need to be considered decision. What are the risks investment decision. What are the risks associated with these decisions and how can a company minimize these?
42. MNCs are supposed to build considerable market power. How does it influence that host country? Elaborate your answer with examples.
43.What are three sources of competitive advantage available to international businesses that are not available to domestic firm?
44.Why is organizational structure important What form of organizational structure is best suited to a custom made product produced in a stable environment and a mass product produced in an unstable?
Q45 A democratic political system is an essential for sustained economic progress?

Q46What is a transnational organization?

Q47 Foreign direct investment helps in accelerating the rate of economic growth of host country Discuss and also explain the limitations of foreign direct investment?

Q48 What is difference between stock market average and stock market index? Q49 Distinguish the blue-collar worker from white -collar worker?
Q50 What are some merits and demerits of globalization? Q51 What are trading blocs?
QUESTION BANK : INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Q52 What is the importance of tourism? Q53 The significance and the role of e-commerce in India?Q54 Which are the Top 10 countries trading resources and minerals? Q55 Factors causing conflicts in international business? Q56 What are the political factors for mnc taken in to consider while start there business in new country?
Q57Iam looking for a job in dubai with a multinational company is there any companies list that I can check? Q58 1 which suitable strategies you suggest for an Aviation industry for targeting the market and sales promotion? Q59 What roll did leadership play in the decline and recovery at Firestone?Q60What are the challangesof international business? Q61 How and why the one particular company of Your choice expanded abroad?Q62Introduction of internal business evironment?Q63Describe the flow of information through a secondary sector engineering company regarding sales?Q64Banking procedures involved in international market?
Q65. How do you set up a business? How will you raise capital? What laws and regulations will govern your business or investment?
Q66. A. Write a note on the environment of international marketing.67. Writ a note on principles of World Trade.68. . Explain the role of Trade Development Authority.69. Explain the assistance of Export financing institution. QUESTION BANK : INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

70. A. Writ a note on Export Incentives,71. List out documents for Export Trade.72. A. Explain credit schemes/conditions.73. Explain the procedure for Preshipment credit.74. A. What are the primary purposes of IMF?75. Explain large source of imports and diversification of imports.76. A. Briefly explain India's trade.77. Describe the role of government in foreign trade,78. A. Briefly explain the export promotion.79. Explain the salient features of Export Import policy of India.
80. A. List and explain the procedure for executing an exporter trade.81. Describe the role of a Forwarding agent.82. A. Explain the payment terms in Export Finance.83. Explain the role of ECGC.84. A. Explain about WTO.85. Explain the functions of World Bank.

86 Discuss the ethical issues in International Business.
87What are the items covered under the definition of ‘Foreign Exchange’?
88 Describe and differentiate the characteristics of business restricted to a country and international business.
89 It is easy to enter foreign market than local market – Comment.

QUESTION BANK : INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

90. Infrastructure for export promotion is very poor in this country – Comment with regard to(a) Government of India’s role(b) Institutional role.
91. Detail any five sources and types of export credit. Illustrate to which sector they are useful.
92 Write a note on India’s current status of Foreign Trade.
93. Bring out the recent import controls.
94Explain the significance of product planning for a export market as compared to domestic market.
95 Explain the meaning and importance of international business?
96.What is NAFTA? What are its objectives?
97.Write a short note on UN code of conduct of MNC’s.
98.What is WTO and state its features and development?
99.Explain the benefits of MNC’s.
100.State the objectives of UNCTAD.
101.What are the major facts which need consideration while selecting a country for establishment of joint ventures?
102.Explain anti-dumping duties and how it is differ from countervailing duties. 103.Define international business? State its concept and classifications.
104.Describe the strength and regulations of MNC’s.
105.State the functions of international institutions.
106.Briefly explain the term UN code of conduct of transfer of technology.
107.Discuss the role of commercial arbitration in settlement of disputes in international business.


QUESTION BANK : INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
108.Discuss the impact of international business on the economic development of a country.

109 What motivates people to encourage or discourage trade in a country like India?
110.Discuss the role of SAPTA.EC in International business of its member countries?
111 Explain in brief the various reasons for International Business.112. Briefly explain the following theories of IB :a) Product Life Cycle Theoryb) Theory of Absolute Cost Advantage.113. What is a Joint Venture ? Explain its merits and demerits.114. What is Globalisation ? Briefly explain the globalisation of production, markets, technology and investment 115What is meant by Technology? What is its influence on business.
116 What are the functions of WTO?
117What is international business environment?
118 How do cultural factors influences international business?
119 State the importance of business ethics.
120 What are the different dimensions of economic environment?
121 What are the steps taken by government to improve FDI.
122 What are the functions of UNO?.
QUESTION BANK : INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

123 Foreign investment are necessary aid for developing countries like India” – Discuss.
124Discuss in detail the environmental factors that affect a business.
125 What is privatisation? What are its merits and limitations?
126.What are the role and functions of WTO in international relations?
127.The changes taking place in socio-cultural environment in India is a boon for business’ – Discuss.
128.Explain the challenges of globalisation of Indian industries.
129 Describe the factors which are affecting the growth of International business.
130. Differentiate between balance of trade and balance of payments and indicate how balance of payment analysis can be useful to the international marketer.

131. Explain the various types of invoices and certificates involved in foreign trade.

132. How are export credit needs financed? Evaluate the export credit and finance system in India.

133. Explain in detail the stages through which an export transaction has to pass.

134. Explain the various function of Foreign Exchange Dealers Association of India.

135. Give a brief outline of exchange control system in India.

136. Differentiate between IMF and World Bank.


QUESTION BANK : INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

137. Differentiate balance of trade and balance of payment and indicate how: balance of payment analysis can be useful to the international Marketer.
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138. Explain the procedures and conditions involved in opening a letter of credit meant for financing imports into India.

139. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a floating exchange rate? –

140. What do you mean by devaluation? What are its objectives? 'Under what conditions these objectives can be achieved?
141. Discuss the objects, functions, organisations and resources of Asian Development bank.

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