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Comment on any two of the following: (15) (a) "The purpose of strategy is to define the nature of relationship between a firm and its environment. (b) "Business policy course is supposed to integrate the knowledge of different functional areas of management and to develop certain skills and attitudes to make long-term strategic decisions". (c) "SWOT analysis is a very crucial element of strategic planning". Do you agree with the view that structure follows strategy? Give reasons for your answer. Also explain the role of top management in the implementation of strategy. (15) Explain Michael Porter's environment of a firm. How should the executives (SAP) for their companies? you are aware of. Five Force Analysis for analyzing competitive (15)

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go about preparing a strategic advantages profile Explain with the help of an example of a company (15)

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Using BCG matrix, explain the strategic implications of each of the following types of business in a corporate portfolio: (15) '(i) Star (ii) Cash Cow (iii) Question Mark and (iv) Dog. Differentiate between vision and mission characteristics of a mission statement. Distinguish between related and unrelated and demerits of each. Write explanatory of a company. Also explain the (15)

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Examine the merits (15) (1

notes on any two of the following:-

(a) Value Chain Analysis (b) Resource Development Matrix of Indian business

(c) Economic and Political environment

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