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M. Com. Ist Year

Master of Commerce (M.Com)

Also for: M.Com (F &T) M.Com (BP &CG) M.Com (MA &FS)

First Year ASSIGNMENTS 2013-14 For July 2013 and January 2014 admission cycle

School of Management Studies Indira Gandhi National Open University Maidan Garhi, New Delhi -110 068

Master of Commerce (M.Com) First Year ASSIGNMENTS − 2013-14 Dear Students,

As explained in the Programme Guide, you have to do one Tutor Marked Assignment for each course. We are sending the assignments of all the six courses together in this booklet. Assignment is given 30% weightage in the final assessment. To be eligible to appear in the Term-End Examination, it is compulsory for you to submit the assignments as per the schedule. Before attempting the assignments, you should carefully read the instructions given in the Programme Guide. These assignments are valid for two admission cycles (July 2013 and January 2014). The validity is given below: 1. Those who are enrolled in July 2013, it is valid upto June 2014. 2. Those who are enrolled in January 2014, it is valid upto December 2014. In case you are planning to appear in June Term-End Examination, you must submit the assignments to the Coordinator of your Study Centre latest by 15th March and if you are planning to appear in December Term-End Examination, you must submit them latest by 15th September.

Note: In case you receive the study material and assignments late, you can submit the assignment responses within one month after receiving the study material.

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code Course Title Assignment Code Coverage : : : : IBO – 01 International Business Environment IBO – 01/TMA/2013-14 All Blocks

Maximum Marks: 100 Attempt all the questions 1. Explain in detail four of the main multilateral environmental agreements with trade provisions. (20) “All contracts are agreements but are agreements are not contracts”. Comment upon the statement, with suitable illustration. 3. Differentiate between the following: (a) Domestic and foreign environments (b) Classical theory and Neo Classical theory of International trade 4. (10+10) (20)

2.

Analyse the major problems faced by the developing countries in promoting export of primary commodities. (20)

5.

Write short notes on the following: (a) Technology Transfer (b) Cross borders mergers and acquisition (c) Portfolio investment (d) Features of TNCs (4X5)

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code Course Title Assignment Code Coverage : : : : IBO – 02 International Marketing Management IBO – 02/TMA/2013-14 All Blocks

Maximum Marks: 100 Attempt all the questions 1. What is international marketing research? Discuss its importance in shaping marketing strategies of the international firm. (8+12) Describe in detail the barriers to international marketing of services. Differentiate between the following: (a) Direct channel & Indirect channel of international distribution. (b) International Advertising & Sales Promotion. (10x2) (20)

2. 3.

4.

Describe the phases in the international product life cycle. Also discuss the product development process. (10+10)

5.

Write short notes on the following: (a) EPRG Orientation (b) Economic Environment (c) Essentials of effective segmentation (d) Exporting (4x5)

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code Course Title Assignment Code Coverage : : : : IBO – 03 India’s Foreign Trade IBO – 03/TMA/2013-14 All Blocks

Maximum Marks: 100 Attempt all the questions 1. What is meant by balance of payments? Describe briefly salient features of India’s balance of payments. 2. (5+15)

Describe various measures initiated by the Government of India for promoting exports. Explain briefly the constraints faced in implementing these efforts. (10+10)

3.

Differentiate between the following: (a) Visible and Invisible Exports (b) Regionalism and Multilaterism (10+10)

4.

Write short notes on the following: (a) Export of Gems and Jewellery (b) SWOT Analysis of Chemical...
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