HCBA 3213: GLOBAL STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT Past Paper

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JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
OF
AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
University Examinations 2014/2015
SECOND YEAR FIRST SEMESTER EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
HCBA 3213: GLOBAL STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
DATE: AUGUST 2014 TIME: 3 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: ANSWER QUESTION ONE (COMPULSORY) AND ANY OTHER TWO QUESTIONS

Question One (25 Marks)

a) Global organizations have generic global strategy options at their disposal. Discuss any five of them. (10 Marks)

b) Explain five factors determining a country’s comparative advantage. (10 Marks)

c) Identify five reasons for strategic alliances. (5 Marks)

Question Two (15 Marks)

a) Discuss guidelines for successfully formulating and implementing global strategy. (8 Marks)

b) “Competition spurs the pace of globalization by bringing in different rivals, products and services, and sources of competitive advantage”. Examine any five competitive globalization drivers. (5 Marks)

c) What criteria is used in selecting a global strategy? (2 Marks)

Question Three (15 Marks)

With the help of suitable examples of strategic differentiators, show how differentiation contributes to competitive advantage. (15 Marks)

Question Four (15 Marks)

a) Explain six necessary competencies for a global market. (12 Marks)

b) Identify three types of global sourcing. (3 Marks)

Question Five (15 Marks)

Describe the global strategic management process, key issues and managerial concerns. (15 Marks)

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