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Universities Exam Papers - Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar

M.B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, JUNE 2010, (1st Semester)

Time: 3 hours Maximum: 100 Marks

PART A — (10 × 2 = 20 Marks)

1. Define organizational behaviour.
2. What are the contributing sciences to organizational behaviour?
3. What are the functions of attitudes?
4. Define impression management.
5. What is an informal group?
6. Explain the concept "nominal group technique".
7. List the sources of power.
8. What is charismatic leadership?
9. Name the determinants of organizational culture.
10. List the consequences of stress.

PART B - (5 × 16 = 80 Marks)

11. (a) Bring out the need and importance of organizational behaviour. [Marks 16]
(b) How does the study of organizational behaviour make you into a better
manager? Explain. [Marks 16]

12. (a) Explain the theory of classical conditioning and its practical implications. [Marks 16]
(b) What is perception and what are the factors that affect perception?
Discuss in detail. [Marks 16]

13. (a) What are the different forms of groups that exist in an organization?
Explain each one briefly. [Marks 16]
(b) What is the role of the informal groups in an organization? Describe. [Marks 16]

14. (a) What are the various leadership styles? Which style would suit best the
current situation? Discuss. [Marks 16]
(b) What are the contingencies of power and how does it moderate the
effectiveness of power? Discuss in detail. [Marks 16]

15. (a) What are the reasons for resistance to organizational change? How can
you overcome them? Explain in detail. [Marks 16]
(b) What are the various sources of work stress? How do we deal with stress
in the work place? Explain in detail. [Marks 16]