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M.B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, APRIL/MAY 2011
Third Semester
BA 9209 — INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
(Regulation 2009)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks
Answer ALL questions
PART A — (10 × 2 = 20 marks)
1. What are the perils of liberalization?
2. What is ethnocentricism?
3. State the advantages of RTB.
4. What are the features of multilateral agreement?
5. What are the various global entry strategies?
6. What are the advantages of differentiation strategy?
7. How cost of production could be manipulated in the global production process?
8. Why are buy decisions preferred, over make decisions?
9. What are the sources of International Business conflict?
10. What is the role of negotiation in resolving the conflict?
PART B — (5 × 16 = 80 marks)
11. (a) Explain the determinants of country attractiveness.
Or
(b) Critically evaluate the various factors causing globalization of business.
12. (a) Examine the salient features and the outcomes of the IX round
discussions and agreements.
Or
(b) Explain the need for global competitiveness and its impact on global
business.
13. (a) Discuss the various forms of International Business and their relative
merits and pitfalls.
Or
(b) List out various approaches to control International Business. How the
developing countries do affect due to control process?
14. (a) Cite an example of the location facilitating and debilitating the Global
Production process.
Or
(b) How and why the selections of expatriate mangers affect the
International Human Resource functions? Explain.
15. (a) Critically examine the disadvantages of international business. How does
one overcome the disadvantages?
Or
(b) What is the role scope and issues involved in ethical decision making?
Discuss.

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