NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
14/16, AHMADU BELLO WAY, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS
SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
MARCH, 2014 EXAMINATIONS
Course Code: BHM 712 Credit Unit: 2.
Course Title: Management Theory.
Time Allowed: 2 Hours
Instructions: 1. Attempt question number one (1) and any other (2) questions.
2. Question number 1 carries 30 marks, while the other questions carry 20 marks each.
3. Present all your points in coherent and orderly manner.
1a. What is bureaucracy?
1b. Discuss any five of Weber’s ideal bureaucracy.
1c. Explain four advantages of bureaucracy.
1d. Discuss the limitations of bureaucracy
2a. Henry Frayol stated that there were five fundamental functions for all managerial
activity in an organization, name them.
2b. Explain five (5) Fayol’s principles of management.
2c. Briefly discuss any five phases of Operational Research.
3a. Emerson listed twelve principles of efficiency in Management, list ten of them and briefly
explain each of them.
4a. What is goal commitments?
4b. How can a manager foster commitment to important organizational goals among his
4c. List six (6) problems that may militate against transfer of Western Management’s b
Philosophy to Nigeria.
5. Planning is a management function involving the setting of goals and deciding how best to
achieve the goals.
a. Give four (4) reasons a manager should plan?
b. Mention three types of plan opens for an organization?
c. List the problems that may militate against adequate planning.
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