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Considerations for Managing a Global Business Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A manager from country A has arrived to work for a firm based in country B. He is used to a laid-back atmosphere in his country, where it's usual for people to be late by more than 30 minutes. The workers in country B are used to everything running on time. On his second day there, the manager did not start a meeting scheduled for 10:30 until 11:15. How will the employees likely react if he persists with such an approach?

Question 2 2. Alice and Leon are colleagues. Alice was brought up in a culture that taught her to respond to questions with 'Yes, ma'am' or 'Yes, sir.' She gets offended when Leon does not respond in this manner. This is an example of different styles of:

Question 3 3. Identify which of the following is an example of a host-country national:

Question 4 4. Nathan is English working in the United States for a Japanese company. What type of employee is he?

Question 5 5. Why is the economic environment an important aspect of the international manager's global mindset?

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Question 6 6. Why is Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory relevant to the business market today?

Question 7 7. How does working in a foreign environment impact a manager's position?

Question 8 8. The four basic skills a manager needs to have include the ability to _____

Question 9 9. Which of the following should be avoided during diversity training?

Question 10 10. Don is in charge of setting up a vehicle assembly plant in Bulgaria. He will need to work with local labor unions, suppliers in China, and finance people in New York. To succeed, Don needs to develop _____

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Question 11 11. Define Long-term versus Short-term orientation

Question 12 12. How does controlling in an international environment differ from controlling in a national environment?

Question 13 13. Why is diversity training important for businesses?

Question 14 14. What is the goal of diversity in organizations?

Question 15 15. Abby's company is headquartered in the United States where she is a citizen. Abby works for the company in Russia. What type of employee is Abby?

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Question 16 16. Jill is being placed in charge of the XYZ Corp. sales offices in the Bahamas. In order to succeed, Jill will need to develop _____

Question 17 17. Why must an international manager consider the sociocultural issues present in each foreign country?

Question 18 18. Define Uncertainty Avoidance in Hofstede's cultural dimensions.

Question 19 19. How does being diverse help a company?

Question 20 20. Which of these people will have the greatest need to deal with and resolve uncertainty?

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Question 21 21. Why is the political environment an important aspect of the international manager's global mindset?

Question 22 22. When does diversity training not work?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT a managerial function?

Question 24 24. Technology present in a market is called the _____ environment.

Question 25 25. What type of staffing strategy hires host-country nationals for positions in the company from mail room clerks all the way up to the executive suites?

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Question 26 26. What do organization leaders hope to see in their staff after diversity training?

Question 27 27. Diversity within the workforce can be related to employee _____.

Question 28 28. Your company is in the planning phase of starting a large project. It is trying to determine how a recent change in government fiscal policy might potentially impact the success of the project, how many employees would be needed, and how much it would cost to finish it. The hiring process for the people that are going to conduct the project has started. Which of these scenarios is NOT part of the planning phase?

Question 29 29. How would the Power Distance dimension apply within a given organization?

Question 30 30. Why do people support ethnocentric staffing as the most viable option?

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