HRM Case Study: General Electric in Hungary


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Which of the following was NOT a reason for General Electric's acquisition of Tungsram?

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1. Which of the following statements is TRUE of the initial Tungsram employees that General Electric encountered?

2. Out of nine Tungsram factories, General Electric kept six, sold two, and closed one. What prompted this decision?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

General Electric is probably one of the most well-known American companies to date. See how this U.S. company expanded into Hungary with these assessment tools. Quiz questions will focus on organization, strategies, and implementation of General Electric in Hungary.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following:

  • Traditional organizational style
  • Approaches that seek team input
  • Issues with Americans managing a communist company
  • Strategies of GE
  • How communism affected efficiency and customer satisfaction

Skills Practiced

By completing these assessment tools, students will have the opportunity to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you draw the most important information about company organizational styles to answer quiz questions
  • Information recall - access information you have gained from the lesson regarding difficulties GE experienced in Hungary
  • Knowledge application - apply knowledge about strategies GE may have benefited from if they used them sooner

Additional Learning

Review the lesson HRM Case Study: General Electric in Hungary. You will be able to learn more about:

  • One of Hungary's oldest and most prestigious companies
  • When GE moved to Hungary
  • Difficulties GE experienced as soon as it moved into its new company