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BA9210 - STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

Semester: III Department: MBA

UNIT - I

PART-A (2 MARK QUESTIONS)

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1 1 What is strategy?
2 1 What are the different levels of strategy?
3 1 Define Strategic decision making?
4 1 What are the issues in Strategic Decision Making?
5 1 Define strategic Management?
6 1 What are the phases in strategic management?
7 1 What are the elements in strategic management process?
8 1 Models of strategic management process
9 1 What are the elements in strategy formulation?
10 1 What are the elements in strategy implementation?
11 1 What is strategy evaluation &control?
12 1 What are the Characteristic of strategic decision?
13 1 What are the importances of strategic management?
14 1 What are the Components of strategic management?
15 1 What are the modes of strategic Decision making?
16 1 Limitations in strategic management model
17 1 What is Strategy decision making?
18 1 What is Ethical Decision making?
19 1 What is Conventional Decision making?
20 1 What is business ethics?
21 1 Working model of Strategic management process?
22 1 Conventional model of Strategic management process?
What are the different types of criteria could be used to judge the
23 1 efficacy of strategic decision making?
24 1 How can a strategic decision making be formal or structured?
25 1 What is meant by muddling through in strategic decision making?
26 1 What person related factors play a role in strategic decision making?
In what manner the organisation use the adaptive approach to strategic
27 1 decision making?
28 1 What is ad hoc management?
29 1 What are the criteria for decision making?
30 1 Differentiate clearly between strategy, policy and tactics?
31 1 What is business policy?
32 1 What are SBA and SBU?
33 1 What is corporate level strategy?
34 1 What is functional level strategy?
35 1 What is business level strategy?
36 2 Define business
37 2 What are the dimensions of business?
38 2 Who are Stakeholders?
39 2 What are the responsibilities in different Environment?
40 3 What is vision?
41 3 What is Mission?
42 3 Define purpose
43 3 What are the Characteristics of mission statement?
44 3 What are the elements of mission formulation?
45 4 Define Objective
46 4 Describe the role of objective
47 4 What are the characteristics of objectives?
48 4 What are the issues in objective setting?
49 4 How the objectives formulated?
50 4 What are Critical success factors?
51 4 Define Goals
52 4 What are the Characteristics of goals?
53 4 Differentiate clearly between objectives, goals and targets?
54 5 What is Corporate Governance?
55 5 What is Corporate Social Responsibility?
56 5 Shareholders in CSR
57 5 Employees in CSR
58 5 Customer in CSR
59 5 Community in CSR
60 5 Society in CSR
PART - B (16 MARK QUESTIONS)

Topic
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(A)Explain in detail about the conceptual framework of Strategic
1 Management. 16
1
1 (B)Explain in detail about the strategic management process? 16
(A)What are the things to be considered while framing the strategy for
2 1 the new Organisation? 16
2 (B)Explain in detail about the Stakeholder in business? 16
3 (A)What is Mission? How the mission statement is formulated? 16
3
4 (B)Discuss briefly about the goals? 16
(A)What are objectives? How the Objectives to be set for an
4 4 organization? 16
5 (B)Discuss in detail about the Corporate Social Responsibility? 16
5 (A)Discuss in detail about the Corporate Governance? 16
5 (B) Discuss about the Role of stakeholders in Corporate Social
5 Responsibility 16
UNIT II

PART - A (2 MARK QUESTIONS)

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1 1 What are the components in the external environment?
2 1 What is social environment?
3 1 What is technological environment?
4 1 What is Political environment?
5 1 What is legal environment?
6 1 What are the characteristics of the environment?
7 1 What is environmental scanning?
8 1 What are the factors of the Environmental scanning?
9 1 What are the approaches of the Environmental scanning?
10 1 What are the sources of Environmental scanning?
11 1 What are the techniques involved in the Environmental scanning?
12 1 What is Supplier environment?
13 1 What is market environment?
14 1 Differentiate external and internal environment components?
15 1 What are the methods of environmental scanning?
16 1 What are the factors affecting environmental appraisal?
17 2 What are the elements in the five forces model?
18 2 What are the threats of the substitute products?
19 2 What is bargaining power?
20 2 What is the bargaining power of supplier?
21 2 What is competitor analysis?
22 2 What are the barriers for the new entrants?
23 3 What is Benchmarking?
24 3 What is Globalization?
25 3 What are the competitive changes during industrial evolution?
26 3 What are the driving forces of industry evolution?
27 3 What is the shakeout industry environment?
28 3 What is pioneering industry environment?
29 3 What is growth industry environment?
30 3 What are the rivalries among competing firms in Industry?
31 4 What are capabilities?
32 4 What are resources?
33 4 What are competencies?
34 4 What are the building blocks of the Competitive advantage?
How distinctive competency related with the competitive
35 4 advantage?
36 4 What is competitive advantage?
37 4 What is Value chain system?
38 4 What are the supporting activities in the value chain?
39 4 What are the primary activities in the value chain?
40 4 What is the efficiency in the building blocks?
41 4 What is the role of Quality in the building blocks?
42 4 What is the innovation in the building blocks?
43 4 What is the responsiveness in the building blocks?
44 4 Value creation cycle
45 4 What is the durability in the competitive advantage?
46 4 What are the barriers to imitation?
47 4 What is the capability of competitors in competitive Advantage?
What are the role of resources and capabilities in Distinctive
48 4 competencies?
49 4 What is value creation and profitability?
50 4 What is value creation per unit?
51 4 What are the measures of the profitability?
52 4 How the organization should sustain in competitive advantage?
53 4 What is low cost generic building block?
54 4 What is the differentiation in competitive advantage?
55 4 What are the elements in the building blocks?
56 4 What is the profitability?
57 5 What are the reasons of the organization failure?
58 5 What is Inertia?
59 5 What is Icarus Paradox?
60 5 What are the steps to avoid organization failure?

PART - B (16 MARK QUESTIONS)


Topic Questions
Sl. No No Marks
1 (A)Explain in detail about the external environment? 16
1
1 (B)Explain in detail about the social, political and market environment. 16
(A)Explain in detail about the technological, legal and supplier
2 1 environment. 16
2 (B)Explain in detail about Porters five forces model? 16
3 3 (A)Explain in detail about Globalisation and Industry Structure? 16
3 (B)What are the competitive changes during industry evolution? 16
4 (A)What are the Generic building blocks of Competitive Advantage? 16
4 (B)Explain about the resources and capabilities durability of the
4 competitive advantage? 16
(A)Explain in detail in the relationship of Competitive Advantage,
5 4 Value creation and Profitability? 16
5 (B)How to sustain competitive advantage by avoiding failures? 16

UNIT- III

PART - A (2 MARK QUESTIONS)


Topic
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1 1 Define Strategy.
2 1 What are generic Strategic alternatives?
3 1 What are the dimensions of grand strategy?
4 1 Define stability strategy
5 1 Define Expansion strategy
6 1 Retrenchment
7 1 Combination strategy
8 1 What are Grand Strategies?
9 2 What are business level strategies?
10 3 Strategies in global environment
11 3 What are corporate strategies?
12 3 Define Mergers
13 3 Takeover strategy
14 3 Acquisition strategy
15 3 Joint Ventures
16 3 Types of Mergers
17 3 Diversification strategies
18 3 Conglomerates
19 3 Vertical Integration
20 3 Types of Vertical Integration
21 3 Horizontal Integration
22 3 Concentric Diversification
23 3 Why Diversification strategies adopted?
24 3 Advantages of Diversification strategies?
25 3 What are the important issues in Mergers?
26 3 Pros and Cons of Takeover strategy.
27 3 Disadvantages of Diversification strategies
28 3 What is turnaround strategy?
29 3 Define divestment strategy?
30 3 Liquidation strategy
31 3 Types of Concentric Diversification?
What are the strategic issues involved in using a Joint Venture
32 3 Strategy?
33 4 What are the steps involved in Strategic Choice?
34 4 What is DPM?
35 4 SPACE - explain
36 4 What are the factors of the Strategic Choice?
37 5 ETOP-Define
38 6 What is OCP?
39 7 What is SAP?
40 8 What is Corporate Portfolio Analysis?
41 8 BCG Matrix
42 8 What are the techniques used in Corporate Portfolio Analysis?
43 8 What the term Question Marks refer in BCG Matrix?
44 8 What the term Question Marks refer in BCG Matrix?
45 8 What the term Stars refer in BCG Matrix?
46 8 What the term Cash cows refer in BCG Matrix?
47 8 What the term Dogs refer in BCG Matrix?
48 9 SWOT- Define
49 9 What are the types of Strategies involved in SWOT Matrix?
50 9 What are the limitations of SWOT Analysis?
51 10 What is Gap analysis?
52 11 What are the 7 S frameworks?
53 11 What are Hard S’s?
54 11 What are Soft S’s?
55 12 GE 9 Cell Matrix
56 12 What are the weaknesses of GE Cell matrix?
57 13 What are distinctive Competitiveness?
58 14 What is the Selection of Matrix?
59 15 What are the uses of Balance Score Card?
60 15 What is Balance Score Card?

PART - B (16 MARK QUESTIONS)

Topic
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1 (A)Explain in detail about grand strategies? 16
1 3 (B)(i)Diversification strategies 8
5 (B)(ii) Discuss about ETOP 8
2 4 (A)Explain in detail about strategic analysis and choice? 16
8 (B)Discuss in detail about Corporate Portfolio Analysis. 16
(A)Discuss in detail about the strategies in the global
3 environment? 16
3 8 (B)(i)Discuss about BCG Matrix 8
9 (B)(ii)Discuss about SWOT 8
6 (A) (i)Discuss elaborately about Organisation capability profile 8
4 7 (A) (ii)Discuss elaborately about Strategic Advantage Portfolio 8
10 (B)(i)Discuss about Gap analysis 8
12 (B)(ii)Discuss about GE 9 cell model 8
11 (A) (i)Discuss about MC Kinsey’s 7S framework 8
15 (A) (ii)Discuss about Balance score card 8
5 (B)Explain any two techniques of Corporate Portfolio
8 Analysis? 16

UNIT- IV

PART - A (2 MARK QUESTIONS)

Topic
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1 1 What is Strategy Implementation?
2 1 What is Procedural Implementation?
3 1 What is Project Implementation?
4 1 What is Functional Implementation?
5 1 What is Behavioral Implementation?
6 1 What is structural Implementation?
7 1 What is resource Allocation?
8 1 What are the phases of the project?
9 1 What is definition phase of the project?
10 1 What are the elements in the Procedural Implementation?
11 1 What are the types of resources?
12 1 What are the different types of finances?
13 1 What are the approaches of Resource Allocation?
14 1 What is strategic Budgeting?
15 1 What is Parta System?
16 1 What is zero based budgeting?
17 1 What is Capital budgeting?
18 1 What is BCG- based budgeting?
19 1 What are the factors affecting Resource Allocation?
20 1 What are the difficulties in Resource Allocation?
21 2 What is structure?
22 2 What is entrepreneurial structure?
23 2 What is strategic change?
24 2 What is Functional structure?
25 2 What is the role of incentives in strategy implementation?
26 2 What is Divisional structure?
27 2 What is SBU?
28 2 What is Matrix structure?
29 2 What is Process based structure?
30 2 Control cycle
31 2 How structural changes differ from behavioral change?
32 2 How product based structure differ from Customer based structure?
What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Functional
33 2 structure?
What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Divisional
34 2 structure?
35 2 What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of SBU?
36 2 What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Matrix Structure?
37 3 What are the types of power?
38 3 What are the uses of power?
39 3 Define conflict management?
40 3 What are the scopes of the Social Responsibility?
41 3 What is CSR?
42 3 Define Politics.
43 3 Define Power
44 3 Define Conflict.
45 4 What is Strategic Evaluation
46 4 What is Strategic control?
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47 4 Process of strategic evaluation.
48 41 (A)Explain
What in detailtypes
are the different the strategic implementation
of strategic control? process? 16
149 4 (B)How
What the resources
is Premise control?allocated in the strategic
50 4
1 implementation? 16
What is Implementation control?
251 4
1 (A)Explain in detail about various organization structures? 16
What is Strategic surveillance?
52 4
2 (B)Explain strategic control system? 16
What is Special Alert control?
353 4
2 (A)Explain the flow of control in organization structure? 16
What are the evaluation techniques in Structural control?
54 4
3 (B)Briefly elaborate the strategic change? 16
What are the evaluation techniques in Operation control?
(A)Explain in detail about the politics, power and conflict in
55 4 What is strategic momentum control?
456 3 Strategic implementation? 16
4 What is strategic leap control?
4 (B)Explain in detail about the strategic evaluation techniques? 16
57 4 What is MBO?
558 1 (A)Explain in details about Project implementation? 16
4 What is Memorandum
1 (B)Explain in detail of Understanding?
about Behavioral implementation? 16
59 4 What are the financial techniques in operation control?
What are the different techniques of Strategic evaluation and
60 4 control?

PART - B (16 MARK QUESTIONS)


UNIT- V

PART - A (2 MARK QUESTIONS)

Topic
Sl. No No Questions
1 1 What are strategic issues?
2 1 What is strategy?
What are the challenges to achieving the strategic aim and
3 1 objectives?
4 1 How to overcome strategic issue?
5 1 What is effective strategy?
6 1 What are the elements of the good strategy?
7 1 What is external consistent?
8 1 What is internal consistent?
9 1 What is dynamically consistent?
10 1 Strategic Vs management & Operation thinking.
11 1 List the difference between successful and unsuccessful innovation?
12 1 What is Market research?
13 1 What are the sources of new ideas?
14 1 When to innovate internally?
15 1 When to use alliances in innovation?
16 1 What is environmental scanning?
17 1 Define external scanning?
18 1 Impact of stakeholder on innovation?
19 1 What is internal scanning?
20 1 What are resource developments?
21 1 What is experimentation?
22 1 What are the issues in resource allocation?
23 1 What is outsourcing?
24 1 How the technology is outsourced?
25 1 Intellectual property in technology
26 1 What is technological competence?
27 1 What are the categories of innovation?
28 1 What are the stages of product evolution?
29 1 What is the nature of innovative Organisation?
30 1 What are the innovative techniques?
31 1 What are the sources of innovation?
32 1 What are the impacts of the strategy formulation
33 2 What is non-profit organisation?
34 2 Limitations of non profit organisation
35 2 Benefits of non profit organisation
36 2 What are the strategies followed in non profit organisation?
37 2 What are the constraints in non profit organisation
38 2 Strategy development process in non profit organisation
39 2 Strategy issues related to non profit organisation
40 2 Give some examples for non profit organisation
41 2 Write the entrepreneurial characteristics
42 2 Usefulness of strategic management in non profit organisation
43 3 What is E-commerce?
44 3 What is Internet economy?
45 3 Impact of internet and e-commerce?
46 3 Impact of external industry environment?
47 3 Impact of internal industry environment?
48 3 What is Internet Market structure?
49 3 What are the characteristics of the Internet Market structure?
50 3 Write briefly about the supply side of the internet economy?
51 3 Strategy shaping characteristics of e-commerce environment?
52 3 What are the effects of the Internet and E-commerce on strategy?
53 3 E- Commerce business model.
54 3 E-commerce retailers.
55 3 Business model of the hardware.
56 3 Business model of the software
57 3 Business model of the communication equipments.
58 3 Business model of the Communication services.
59 3 What are the internet strategies used for traditional business
60 3 What are the key factors competing in E- Commerce environment

PART - B (16 MARK QUESTIONS)

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1 1 (A)Explain in details about different strategic issues 16
1 (B)Managing Technology and innovation- Explain 16
2 2 (A)Explain about non profit organisation 16
3 (B)Explain the new business models of internet 16
3 3 (A)Strategic issues in the internet economy 16
1 (B)How technology helpful in strategic issues? 16
1 (A)How to manage the change? 16
4 (B)How non profit organisation helpful in strategic
2 issues? 16
1 (A)Explain in detail about managing the technology 16

5 (B)Explain about new business models and strategies


3 for internet economy? 16