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ABC ANALYSIS IN STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

Note: This classification is made keeping in mind May 2010 exams of iPCC.
The classification may change for Nov 2010 exams (minor modifications).

CHAPTER 1: - BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT


A. category: Q.NO: 19, 25, 29, 30
B. category: Q.NO: 10, 11, 12, 13, 21, 25
C. category: Q.NO: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27

2 Mark Questions:
1. Business and its Objectives
2. Activities of business (or) Business function in an isolated manner. Comment.
3. Characteristics of business Environment.
4. What is an MNC or global company?
5. Kieretsus.
6. Super National Enterprise.

CHAPTER 2: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT PROCESS


A. category: Q.NO: 3, 6, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
B. category: Q.NO: 8, 14, 17
C. category: Q.NO: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12
2 Mark Questions:
1. Business Policy as a discipline.
2. Strategy (or) Businesses have to respond to hostile environment with strategy.
3. Various Strategy Levels in an organisation.
4. Strategic Management and its objectives.
5. Strategic Vision.
6. Mission Statement, its features and guidelines in its formulation.
7. According to peter Drucker, every organisation must ask an important question “What business are we in?”
– comment.
8. Objectives Vs. Goals.
CHAPTER 3: STRATEGIC ANALYSIS
A. category: Q.NO: 8, 9, 14, 15, 16,17, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 29
B. category: Q.NO: 3, 7, 14, 15
C. category: Q.NO: 1, 2, 4, 11, 12, 18, 19, 21
2 Mark Questions:
1. Elements to be considered in conducting a strategic “Situational” Analysis.
2. Various factors to be evaluated in Strategic Analysis.
3. Driving forces of an industry.
4. Strategic groups and characteristics.
5. Competitive Intelligence.
6. Key Success Factors for competitive success.
7. Decisions based on Industry attractiveness / unattractiveness.
8. SWOT Analysis
9. TOWS Matrix
10. Product life cycle.

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ABC ANALYSIS IN STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 4 STRATEGY FORMULATION

A. category: Q.NO: 1, 2, 7, 8, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 34, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 52,
62, 66, 67
B. category: Q.NO: 10, 12, 18, 21, 29, 33, 36, 42, 59, 65, 68
C. category: Q.NO: 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 13, 14, 15, 35, 43, 44, 49, 50, 51, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 60, 63, 64, 69, 70
2 Mark Questions:
1. Strategy is partly pro – active and partly 13. Concentric Diversification.
reactive. 14. Conglomerate Diversification.
2. Balanced Score Card Approach in setting 15. Expansion through Mergers and acquisitions.
objectives.
16. Retrenchment Strategy.
3. Strategic Intent.
17. Turnaround Strategy.
4. Michael porter’s Generic Strategies.
18. Divestment Strategy.
5. Cost Leadership Strategy.
19. Liquidation Strategy.
6. Differentiation strategy.
20. Value Delivery Network in the context of
7. Focus Strategy. marketing strategy.
8. Best Cost Provider strategy. 21. Marketing Process.
9. Market Penetration in the context of 22. Market Segmentation.
intensification strategy.
23. Market Targeting.
10. Market Development in the context of
24. Market Positioning.
intensification strategy.
25. Marketing Mix.
11. Product Development in the context of
intensification strategy. 26. Various Marketing Strategies / Techniques.
12. Vertical and Horizontal integration 27. Logistics Strategy.
Diversification.
CHAPTER 5 STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION AND CONTROL
A category: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 17, 20, 22, 23, 24, 26, 28, 29, 36, 37, 38, 39.
B category: 7, 8, 11, 12, 21, 33, 34.
C category: 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 18, 25, 27, 30, 31, 35.
2 Mark Questions:
1. Differentiate between Efficiency and Effectiveness.
2. Strategy formulation vs. strategy implementation.
3. Changes in strategy often require changes in structure.
4. SBU.
5. Are all SBUs of a firm totally unrelated. Comment.
6. Value chain analysis and its components.
7. Core competencies
8. Corporate culture
9. Leadership roles.
CHAPTER 6 REACHING STRATEGIC EDGE
A category: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
B category: 9, 10, 21.
C category: 1, 2, 28
2 Mark Questions:
1. Business Process
2. Business Process Re-engineering
3. Benchmarking
4. TQM (Total Quality Management)
5. Six Sigma.
For May 2010 Exams. (31/01/2010)
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