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Anna University MG64 Principles of Management Nov Dec 2021 Question Paper

Anna University Previous Years Question Paper

Question Paper Code : 88518

Reg. No. : 


Sixth Semester 

Electronics and Communication Engineering 


(Regulations 2008) 

Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks 

Answer ALL questions. 

PART A — (10 × 2 = 20 marks) 

1. What are the characteristics of management? (List atleast four) 

2. Differentiate between management and administration. 

3. State the importance of planning. 

4. Define decision making. 

5. Distinguish between formal and informal organizations. 

6. List the differences between authority and power. 

7. How is planning, and controlling linked? 

8. How is the directing function carried out successfully? 

9. What are the three steps involved in a basic control process? 

10. State any four requirements for effective control. 

PART B — (5 × 16 = 80 marks) 

11. (a) Describe the hierarchical nature of organizational objectives and the guidelines for setting objectives. 


(b) Explain the classical approach towards management and theory coined by its significant contributors. 

12. (a) Discuss the various steps involved in decision making process. 


(b) Explain the concept of Management by objectives (MBO). Describe some of the successes and failure associated with MBO. 

13. (a) (i) Discuss the barriers to effective delegation. (8) 

 (ii) Describe the line and staff authority in detail. (8) 


(b) Explain the performance appraisal process in detail. 

14. (a) (i) Briefly explain the expectancy theory and McCleelland’s theories of motivation. (8) 

 (ii) Discuss about Fiedler’s contingency approach to leadership. (8) 


(b) (i) Describe communication process model. Also, list barriers and breakdowns of communication. (10) 

 (ii) Briefly explain the elements and types of organizational culture. (6) 

15. (a) What is controlling? Explain its outstanding features. Give an appropriate account of the steps involved the process controlling. 


(b) What do you understand by budgetary control? How can it effectively serve as a control mechanism? 



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