Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management (Human Resource Management)
Bba 300: Organisational Theory
Exam Name: Bba 300: Organisational Theory
Course: Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management (Human Resource Management)
Institution/Board: Kenyatta University
UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2008/2009
FIRST SEMESTER EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF
BACHELOR OF COMMERCE
BBA 300: ORGANIZATION THEORY
DATE:TUESDAY 2ND DECEMBER 2009
TIME: 11.00 A.M. – 1.00 P.M:
There are 4 (four) questions
Answer Question 1 and any other 2 questions.
Each Question to begin on a new sheet of paper.
Compulsory – 30 marks
(a) Explain how Henry Mintzberg’s five basic parts of the organization perform the
subsystem functions (Boundary spanning, production, maintenance, adaptation
(b) If an organization had to give up one of these five parts, which one would it
survive the longest without? Discuss.
Question 2. – 20 marks
(a) Why do organizations which use a horizontal structure have cultures that emphasize
openness, employee empowerment and responsibility?
(b) What do you think a manager’s job would be like in a horizontally organized
Question 3. – 20 marks
(a) What are the primary differences between an organization designed for efficient
performance and one designed for learning and change?
(b) Which type of organization do you think would be easier to manage? Why?
Question 4 – 20 marks
A noted organization theorist said “Pressure for change originates in the environment;
pressure for stability originates within the organization”. Discuss.
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