BIT 3106  INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT KCA Past Paper

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2010/2011
THIRD YEAR EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF
SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BIT 3106: INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT
DATE: AUGUST 2011 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer question ONE and any other TWO questions

Question One
a) Using appropriate illustrations distinguish between the following ;
b) i) Job enlargement and job enrichment (2 Marks)
ii) Tertiary and primary industries (2 Marks)
c) Discuss land as a factor of production (6 Marks)
d) Discuss measures that can be used to alleviate industrial pollution (5 Marks)
e) Explain five roles played by Information and Technology (IT) in the economic growth and
development (5 Marks)
f) Research and development is a key aspect to industrial growth. Critically determine reasons why
many industries have not developed effective research programmes (5 Marks)
g) List five major challenges for the 21st century entrepreneurs (5 Marks)
Question Two
a) Explain how entrepreneurship contributes to the development of a country’s economy (10 Marks)
b) John, a good friend of yours in the university has just managed to secure some finances from his
parents to start a business. His uncle has convinced him to join him as a partner in his growing
mobile accessories business. But John has always wanted his business as a sole proprietor. Advice
John on some of the advantages of joining his uncle in his current business (10 Marks)
Question Three
a) Describe five characteristics of an organizational structure. (10 Marks)
b) For effective production to be realized an organization must consider some key features. Discuss the
key features of an effective production process by citing appropriate examples (10 Marks)
Question Four
a) Using relevant illustrations discuss factors that have led to the rapid growth of the informal sector in
kenya (10 Marks)
b) Delegation of duties is a critical area in the management of organizations. Critically determine
problems associated with this activity (10 Marks)
Question Five
a) Labour laws are very significant to employees. With appropriate examples discuss the benefits of
employees as members of a trade union (10 Marks)
b) Women empowerment programs are a government initiative to create employment for a greater
majority of women population. Discuss some major setbacks of these programs by giving
appropriate examples (10 Marks)

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