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									ANNAMALAI                          UNIVERSITY
   DIRECTORATE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION
     M.B.A. (HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT)
                    SECOND YEAR
              Academic Year 2011 - 2012
                 ASSIGNMENT TOPICS
     This booklet contains assignment topics. Students
are asked to write the assignments for SIX papers as
per instructions.

    Last date for submission:             28-02-2012

    Last date for submission              15-03-2012
    with late fee ` 300/-:
NOTE:
 1. Assignments sent after 15-03-2012 will not be
    evaluated.
 2. Assignments should be in the own hand writing of
    the student concerned and not type-written or
    printed or photocopied.
 3. Assignments should be written on foolscap paper
    on one side only.
 4. All assignments (with Enrolment number marked
    on the Top right hand corner on all pages) should
    be put in an envelop with superscription “MBA
    Assignments” and sent to The Director, Directorate of
    Distance    Education,     Annamalai      University,
    Annamalainagar – 608 002 by Registered post.
                                                  P.T.O.
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 5. No notice will be taken on assignments which are
    not properly filled in with Enrolment Number and
    the Title of the papers.
 6. Students should send full set of assignments for
    all papers. Partial assignments will not be
    considered.

            ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
    Write assignments on any TWO topics in each
paper out of the FOUR. For each topic the answer
should not exceed 15–pages. Each assignment carries
25 marks. (2 topics)




                       DR. S. B. NAGESWARA RAO
                                  DIRECTOR
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   2.1 ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND
          MANAGEMENT OF CHANGE
1) What are the latest research taking places in
   the area of organization development?
2) a) OD must be tied to business strategy in
      order to gain support from top management.
      Discuss.
  b) “The role of organizational development is
     meant for improvement” – Comment.
3) “Resistance to change is a normal part of the
   process of change” – Discuss. What techniques
   would you use in overcoming such resistance?
4) a) If you were incharge of designing the ideal
      management     development    programmes.
      What areas would you include? Why.
  b) Examine the issues in consultant – client
     relationship in OD exercises.
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          2.2 TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

1. “The choice of training methods depends on the
   objectives of the training programme and
   principles of learning” – Discuss with example.
2. a) Distinguish between case study and role play
      explain the situations where they are found to
      be more useful than the other.
   b) Differentiate the conceptual difference between
      training and education.
3. “Organisational   development     involves     the
   development of the organization in the light of its
   future requirement”. Do you agree with this
   statement?
4. a) Training evaluation is most crucial for the trainees.
      Give an overview of training evaluation.
   b) Give an outline of Personal Development
      Planning (PDP).
    c) “Designing the training programme without the
       evaluation of the previous training programme
       is most improfessional.” Do you agree? How will
       you evaluate the training programme?
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              2.3 LABOUR WELFARE
1. a) “Labour welfare is not a barren liability or
   useless expenditure but a wise investment”.
   Discuss it in detail.
   b) State the important provisions of the factories
   act 1948, with regard to safety, Financial
   Assistant and the working hours of the men and
   women.
2. State and discuss the problems of trade union.
   As a consultant, mention your suggestions to
   improve present of trade union in India.
3. Critically analyze the recommendations of
   second National Commission of Labour with
   regard    to  the   umbrella     legislation for
   unorganized sector work force in India.
4. “Conflict and co-operation are the two aspects of
   industrial   relations    which    are    equally
   important.” Do you agree? Give justification for
   your answer.
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            2.4 INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
1. Discuss the general causes for industrial unrests
   during the last three decades in India.
2. Explain the reasons for intra and inter union
   rivalries. How will you check the proliferation of
   unions?
3. Do you think collective Bargaining is successful
   in India? Compare other countries in this regard
   and give your observations.
4. Any discipline must be immediate with warning,
   consistency and impersonality. Explain with
   examples.
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     2.5 WAGES AND SALARY ADMINISTRATION

1. You are applying for a job as a manager and are
   at the point of negotiating salary and benefits.
   What questions would you ask your prospective
   employer concerning benefits? Describe the
   benefits package you would try to negotiate for
   yourself.
2. a) Critically relate the various theories on
   compensation structure applicable for an I.T.
   sector.
   b) Prepare a write-up on the trends         and
   compensation plans for sectors in India.
3. Describe the concept of fringe benefits. Discuss
   how fringe benefits are linked, to social
   commitment. Briefly describe the organization
   you are referring.
4. Explain the concept of pay packet composition.
   Why is dearness allowance is an integral part of
   pay packet. Explain how it is given with
   references to any organization you are familiar
   with.
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          2.6 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
1. a) “Strategic Alliances are temporary.” Do you
   agree? Justify your answer with necessary
   example.
   b) When the industry becomes hypercompetitive,
   is it possible to have a sustainable competitive
   advantage? Give reasons.
2. a) Is it possible to simultaneously follow cost
   leadership and differentiation strategy for a
   single business unit? Elucidate with examples.
   b) Is downsizing a good option for Indian firms?
   Justify your answer with examples. Also discuss
   the advantages of rightsizing.
3. a) As a strategic manager, develop a realistic
   model for the evaluation and control process in
   the Indian context.
   b) Critically examine how far the 7-S framework
   is helpful for organizations operating in the
   liberalized Indian context.
4. a) Analyse the present marketing strategy
   followed by any five leading cellular service
   providers.
   b) Explain the concept of BCG matrix and its
   suitability to strategy formulation.
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