HCOB 2507: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS Past Paper

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JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2016/2017
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1 EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF COMMERCE
HCOB 2507: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS
DATE: JULY 2017 TIME: 2 HOURS

INSTRUCTIONS: ANSWER QUESTION ONE (COMPULSORY) AND ANY OTHER TWO QUESTIONS)

1) Twenty years ago, environmental issues were rarely a priority on the agenda of Kenyan business management. Now this an argument that operating an environmentally-friendly business is a top priority for these Kenyan businesses particularly those whose operations and activities are national wide and international. The environment has become a key external influence on businesses.

In practice, a business that aims to be sustainable gets involved in a range of activities designed to minimize their net effect on the environment. This is because today there are enormous environmental issues which potentially constrain the ability of a business to achieve its objectives.

QUESTIONS (30 MARKS)

a) Briefly explain the concept of business environment (10 marks)

b) What do you understand by the term sustable business? State activities that are designed to minimize net effect of environmental issues on the environment (10 marks)

c) The environment has become a key external influence on businesses. Briefly explain this statement basing on social cultural business environment (10 marks)

2a) Explain the impact of rapid population growth rates on the environment and business (10 marks)

b) Discuss the challenges that face small and medium enterprises in Kenyan (10 marks)

3) Describe the impacts of technology on the business (20 marks)

4a) How do businesses cope up with economic environment (10 marks)

b) Explain why business management should take part in social involvement (10 marks)

5) Why is culture very important in business organizations (20 marks)

 

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