Quiz 14: Global Issues For Human Resource Managers

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Q1
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The major factor increasing the complexity of the business environment is the:

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A) addition of competitors.
B) globalization of markets.
C) increased barriers to entry.
D) reduced number of suppliers.
E) increased number of suppliers
Answer:
B) globalization of markets.
Q2
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The U.S. population is approximately _____, a small fraction of the world population of ____.

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A) 300 million; 7 million
B) 320 thousand; 7 million
C) 400 million; 6 billion
D) 320 million; 7 billion
E) 220 million; 5 billion
Answer:
D) 320 million; 7 billion
Q3
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The primary purpose of __________ is to open trade for the benefit of all.

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A) trade blocs
B) the global village
C) the World Trade Organization
D) offshoring
E) outsourcing
Answer:
C) the World Trade Organization
Q4

_______ refers to companies conducting business worldwide without boundaries.

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A) Trade bloc
B) Global village
C) Expatriate
D) Offshoring
E) Outsourcing
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Q5

__________ are groups of countries who form an association for the purpose of facilitating movement of goods across national borders.

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A) Outsourcing
B) Trade blocs
C) Expatriates
D) Parochialism
E) Onshoring
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Q6

Which of the following is an advantage of parent-country nationals?

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A) Minimizes language and culture problems
B) Allows managers to gain international experience
C) Compensation is generally easier and is based on local pay scale
D) Less expensive than moving someone to the country
E) Better understanding of local business laws, culture, and customs
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Q7

Which of the following is an advantage of third-country nationals?

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A) Minimizes language and culture problems
B) Allows managers to gain international experience
C) Compensation is generally easier and is based on local pay scale
D) May be less expensive than either parent- or host-country managers
E) All of the choice are correct
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Q8

__________is the process of hiring another organization to do work that was previously done within the host organization.

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A) Trade blocs
B) Parochialism
C) Onshoring
D) Expatriate
E) Outsourcing
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Q9

__________is the process of shuttering operations in other countries and bringing work back to the home country.

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A) Onshoring
B) Trade blocs
C) Expatriate
D) Outsourcing
E) Parochialism
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Q10

__________is an employee who leaves their home country to go work in another country.

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A) Host-country national
B) Expatriate
C) Trade national
D) Onshorer
E) Offshorer
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Q11

What percentage of international assignments fail mainly due to the inability to adapt to cultural differences?

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A) 75 percent
B) 50 percent
C) 33 percent
D) 10 percent
E) 22 percent
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Q12

During the _____ phase of culture shock, expatriates may be frustrated constantly with how different things are in the new country.

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A) honeymoon
B) adaptation
C) culture shock
D) depression or hostility
E) exploration
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Q13

During the _____ phase of culture shock, everything is interesting and new. Expatriates feel like they are on an adventure.

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A) honeymoon
B) adaptation
C) culture shock
D) exploration
E) depression or hostility
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Q14

During the _____ phase of culture shock, expatriates begin to ask "why can't they do things the same way as they are done at home?"

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A) honeymoon
B) adaptation
C) culture shock
D) depression or hostility
E) exploration
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Q15

During the _____ phase of culture shock, expatriates may avoid doing anything that requires getting involved in the culture of the country.

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A) honeymoon
B) adaptation
C) culture shock
D) depression or hostility
E) exploration
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Q16

During the _____ phase of culture shock, expatriates start to feel "normal" in their everyday activities.

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B) adaptation
C) culture shock
D) exploration
E) depression or hostility
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Q17

Jordan is tasked with developing a repatriation program. She should include which activity as part of the repatriation?

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A) Re-entry training, including culture training.
B) All of the options are correct.
C) Job placement into a position commensurate with the employee's level of expertise.
D) Show appreciation for the employee's international service and facilitate knowledge transfer with others who may benefit from a better understanding of the host country and its culture.
E) None of the options are correct
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Q18

When Acme Global asked Tamera to relocate to the company's newest foreign plant, it paid her a salary equal to what she was making in the United States and gave her an allowance for extra expenses. It appears Acme Global is using the _________ approach to expatriate compensation.

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A) balance sheet
B) split-pay
C) negotiation
D) localization
E) equalization
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Q19

Laura accepted a temporary expatriate assignment. Since she will be keeping her apartment in her home country and getting a temporary apartment in her host country, she asked to be paid partly in her home-country currency and partly in her host-country currency. Laura is requesting the ________ approach to expatriate compensation.

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A) balance sheet
B) split-pay
C) lump sum
D) localization
E) equalization
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Q20

Myra will be moving to London as part of an expatriate assignment. Rather than try to figure out how to addon to Myra's compensation, the organization decides to pay her as if she was a member of their London workforce. It appears Myra will be paid under the _________ approach to expatriate compensation.

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B) split-pay
C) negotiation
D) localization
E) equalization
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Q21

Acme Global recognizes that different employees have different compensation needs when on expatriate assignments. Some may need compensation to pay for their children's education. Others may work in areas where they must pay high taxes. To avoid having to design an individualized pay package for every employee, Acme Global gives every expatriate employee a set amount for extra expenses. It appears Acme Global is using the _________ approach to expatriate compensation.

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B) split-pay
C) lump sum
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E) equalization
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Q22

Acme Global recognizes that different employees have different compensation needs when on expatriate assignments. Therefore, it has a compensation specialist sit down with each employee before the assignment to work out how the employee will be compensated. It appears Acme Global is using the _________ approach to expatriate compensation.

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B) split-pay
C) negotiation
D) localization
E) equalization
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Q23

Acme Global is sending Benjamin on an expatriate assignment. Benjamin will receive 60% of his pay in the host country currency and 40% of his pay in his home country currency. It appears Acme Global is using the _________ approach to expatriate compensation.

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B) split-pay
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Q24

Acme Global is sending Sofia on an expatriate assignment. Sofia will receive all of her pay in the host country currency. It appears Acme Global is using the _________ approach to expatriate compensation.

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B) split-pay
C) lump sum
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Q25

Acme Global is sending Alysha on an expatriate assignment. Alysha will continue to receive the same amount of pay but will also receive an allowance in the host country currency to help her with expenses. It appears Acme Global is using the _________ approach to expatriate compensation.

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B) split-pay
C) lump sum
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E) equalization
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Q26

Acme Global is sending Olivia on an expatriate assignment. Olivia met with a compensation specialist at Acme Global to determine how she will be paid. It appears Acme Global is using the _________ approach to expatriate compensation.

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Q27

Acme Global is sending Emma on a two-month expatriate assignment. Emma will receive one check to cover her pay for the entire assignment. It appears Acme Global is using the _________ approach to expatriate compensation.

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Q28

_____ is a common method to manage expatriate compensation in which the organization continues to pay the individual at a rate equivalent to their home country salary.

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A) Split-pay approach
B) Localization approach
C) Balance sheet approach
D) Negotiation approach
E) Equalization approach
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Q29

Compensating your global workforce includes all of the following except:

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A) pay
B) incentives
C) promotions
D) benefits
E) equalization
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Q30

Eric's company is considering moving into a new country. Before they can do so, Eric must look into factors that may affect the benefits of the new location. Which of the following would not affect the new benefits program?

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A) Living conditions
B) Government laws
C) Healthcare
D) Average retirement age
E) None of the choices are correct
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Q31

Trade blocs are groups of countries who form an association for the purpose of facilitating movement of goods across national borders.

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A) True.
B) False.
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Q32

The global village refers to companies conducting business worldwide without boundaries.

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A) True.
B) False.
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Q33

The purpose of the World Trade Organization is to open trade for the benefit of all.

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B) False.
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Q34

As companies begin to operate in multiple markets, HR managers should be concerned with complying with only home-country legal requirements.

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A) True.
B) False.
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Q35

According to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.S.-based or U.S.-listed companies cannot bribe foreign officials in exchange for business.

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B) False.
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Q36

Parochialism means one has the ability to recognize individual differences.

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B) False.
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Q37

Each dimension of Hofstede's Model of National Culture is measured on a scale of 0 to 50.

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B) False.
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Q38

If Pam values competition and winning, she exhibits the feminine (or nurturing) dimension of Hofstede's Model of National Culture.

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B) False.
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Q39

Putting employees from two differing cultures together to accomplish a task is likely to fail unless they are given cultural training.

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B) False.
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Q40

According to Hofstede's Model of National Culture, the saying "The best things in life are free" indicates a culture high on the dimension of assertiveness.

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Q41

According to Hofstede's Model of National Culture, the saying "He who dies with the most toys wins" indicates a culture high on the dimension of assertiveness.

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Q42

Business skills are similar in most countries, regardless of laws, regulations, and business structures.

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B) False.
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Q43

Evidence shows that expatriates will fit into a culture better if their personality traits match up well with the culture's most significant characteristics.

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B) False.
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Q44

Companies prefer expatriates without previous international experience in order to help their employees learn more about the company.

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B) False.
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Q45

You are an American citizen working in America for a German company. You are an example of a third-country national.

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B) False.
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Q46

Onshoring is the process of shuttering operations in other countries and bringing work back to the home country to increase employment there.

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B) False.
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Q47

Preparing employees for expatriate assignments will primarily be done through cross-cultural training.

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B) False.
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Q48

Culture shock does not affect the success of an international assignment.

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B) False.
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Q49

Material communication is using terms that we surround ourselves with; it can be a type of clothing, hat, or jewelry.

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B) False.
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Q50

The honeymoon and adaptation phase of culture shock are essentially the same phase except at different ends of the process.

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B) False.
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Q51

Repatriation is a critical activity because there is strong evidence that there are high levels of voluntary turnover of repatriates once they complete their international assignments and return to the home office.

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B) False.
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Q52

There are three common methods for compensating expatriates.

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B) False.
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Q53

Most country cultures mesh well with individual incentive programs.

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B) False.
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Q54

During Kelly's expatriate assignment, she was paid half in U.S. dollars and half in Yen. This is an example of a balance sheet approach.

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B) False.
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Q55

Gabrielle, who lives in England, took an expatriate assignment to Japan. During her assignment, she was paid in Yen. This is an example of a balance sheet approach to expatriate compensation.

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Q56

Amelia was given one check to cover her pay while on a 3-month expatriate assignment. This is an example of a lump sum approach to expatriate compensation.

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Q57

When Ava accepted an expatriate assignment, the organization continued to pay her at a rate equivalent to her home-country salary but also gave her an allowance to help with other expenses. This is an example of a lump sum approach to expatriate compensation.

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Q58

When Isabella accepted an expatriate assignment, the organization paid her based on the host-country's norms. This is an example of a localization approach to expatriate compensation.

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B) False.
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Q59

Due to government laws, many of the European Union countries have to provide more benefits than in the United States.

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Q60

List four of the six reasons for business globalization.

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Q61

What is the purpose of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act?

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Q62

What are the five dimensions of Hofstede's Model of National Culture?

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Q63

List the three main options the book discussed to source individuals for international assignments.

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Q64

What are the two types of training that should be provided to expatriates?

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Q65

What are the four stages of culture shock?

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Q66

List the different approaches to paying expatriates.

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Q67

Identify and discuss the reasons for increasing business globalization.

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Q68

Briefly discuss what should be taken into account before sending someone to another country to work with or manage others.

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Q69

Describe the two types of training that should be provided to expatriates and why these trainings are critical to expatriate success.

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Q70

Describe the four stages of culture shock.

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Q71

Describe the options for compensating expatriate workers.

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Q72

Along with the creation of an international presence, ____ major function(s) of HRM must become more complex.

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Q73

Major HR laws tend to be in the areas of:

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A) labor relations, compensation, benefits.
B) staffing, labor relations, disciplinary action/termination.
C) staffing, labor relations, compensation.
D) labor relations, compensation, disciplinary action/termination.
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Q74

All employees who work in the United States or its territories are protected by ____ laws.

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B) Title VII
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D) ADA
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Q75

According to the _________ Act, U.S.-based or U.S.-listed companies cannot bribe foreign officials in exchange for business.

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B) Expatriate
C) Homeland Security
D) Civil Rights
E) Family Medical Leave
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Q76

Cultures with a long-term orientation value:

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Q77

At John's organization, the annual sales prize is very important. Sales people work hard and compete against one another for the prize. It appears the ________ dimension of cultural diversity is high at John's organization.

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Q78

Neal's organization provides more paid vacation time than most organizations to allow employees to enjoy life outside work and maintain good relationships with friends and family members. It appears the ________ dimension of cultural diversity is high at Neal's organization.

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B) nurturing
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Q79

At Craig's organization, sales people receive their commissions immediately after a sale closes. The manager keeps a large amount of cash on hand and pays the commissions as soon as the customer leaves the store. It appears the ________ dimension of cultural diversity is high at Craig's organization.

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Q80

Yelena's organization has a separate lunch room for executives. It appears the ________ dimension of cultural diversity is high at Yelena's organization.

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Q81

Samantha's organization keeps a large amount of raw materials in stock to guard against market fluctuations. It appears the ________ dimension of cultural diversity is high at Samantha's organization.

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Q82

Amanda's organization seems to have rules for everything. The policy manual and employee handbook are very long and specific about what employees can and cannot do. It appears the ________ dimension of cultural diversity is high at Amanda's organization.

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Q83

Whenever Abigail asks her manager how to do a task, her manager responds that Abigail should perform the task as she sees fit. There are no guidelines for most tasks and Abigail learns about the job as she works. It appears the ________ dimension of cultural diversity is low at Abigail's organization.

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Q84

Ashley just won the employee of the year award. The organization had a big ceremony and Ashley gave a speech. It appears the ________ dimension of cultural diversity is high at Ashley's organization.

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Q85

According to Hofstede's Model of National Culture, ________ is the degree to which societies accept that inequalities in well-being among members of the society are the result of differences in their individual abilities, both physical and intellectual, and their social status.

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Q86

According to Hofstede's Model of National Culture, societies where inequalities are allowed to continue and grow are high in _________.

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Q87

According to Hofstede's Model of National Culture, societies where inequalities between people are not accepted are low in _________.

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Q88

According to Hofstede's Model of National Culture, ________ cultures value self-expression and believe that people should be judged on their personal achievements.

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Q89

According to Hofstede's Model of National Culture, ________ cultures believe that the group is the primary unit of value.

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Q90

According to Hofstede's Model of National Culture, cultures high on________ value performance/winning, competition, and success.

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Q91

According to Hofstede's Model of National Culture, cultures high on________ value heroes and material rewards.

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Q92

According to Hofstede's Model of National Culture, cultures high on________ value relationships with others, interaction over winning, quality of life, and concern for others.

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Q93

According to Hofstede's Model of National Culture, the saying "He who dies with the most toys wins" indicates a culture high on the dimension of ________.

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Q94

According to Hofstede's Model of National Culture, the saying "The best things in life are free" indicates a culture high on the dimension of ________.

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Q95

According to Hofstede's Model of National Culture, cultures with low _________ will not spend as much societal effort to protect their citizens.

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Q96

According to Hofstede's Model of National Culture, a culture with high _________ is one in which the members of society feel uncomfortable with ambiguity.

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Q97

According to Hofstede's Model of National Culture, a culture with a(n) _________ values saving, thrift, and persistence in working toward and reaching future goals.

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B) power-distance orientation
C) individualist orientation
D) short-term orientation
E) collectivist orientation
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Q98

According to Hofstede's Model of National Culture, in a culture with a(n) _________ there is little intent to save for the future and a focus on relatively quick results.

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A) long-term orientation
B) power-distance orientation
C) individualist orientation
D) short-term orientation
E) collectivist orientation
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Q99

To be successful in a global workforce, managers need to have all of the following skills except:

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A) engineering thinking skills
B) human relations skills
C) conceptual and design skills
D) understanding of different cultures
E) None of the above
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_______ are people who happen to have a skill set needed in an international assignment but who are not citizens of either the home or host country.

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A) Parent- (home-) country nationals
B) Third-country nationals
C) Host-country nationals
D) Domestic nationals
E) Double nationals
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Julie is from Singapore and works for a Singapore-based organization in Nepal. Julie is a _______.

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A) Parent- (home-) country national
B) Third-country national
C) Host-country national
D) Domestic national
E) Double national
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Heather is American and works for a U.S.-based company in Brazil. Heather is a __________.

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A) Parent- (home-) country national
B) Third-country national
C) Host-country national
D) Domestic national
E) Double national
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Macy is English and works for a U.S.-based company in England. Macy is a ________.

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A) parent- (home-) country national
B) third-country national
C) host-country national
D) domestic national
E) double national
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Heather is American and works for a Singapore-based company in India. Heather is a _______.

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A) parent- (home-) country national
B) third-country national
C) host-country national
D) domestic national
E) double national
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Which of the following is an advantage of host-country nationals?

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A) Loyalty to the country may outweigh loyalty to the company
B) May be more advantageous than parent-country managers due to similar culture and/or language with host
C) Compensation is generally easier, based on local pay scale
D) More effective communication with parent-country management
E) All the choices are correct
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Which of the following is NOT an advantage of parent-country nationals?

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A) Generally have a better understanding of the organization, strategy, structure, and culture of the business
B) Allows managers to gain international experience
C) More effective communication with parent-country management
D) Minimizes language and culture problems
E) All of the choices are correct
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