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CSET Business Subtest III: International Business - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter help you gain an understanding of how international businesses are organized, the function of individuals within these organizations, and interpersonal issues that can arise in international settings. Use these lessons to deepen your knowledge of subjects the exam covers. The videos go over:
- The definitions and strategies of cross-cultural communication
- Globalization and organizational structure, culture, and behavior
- Group status, social loafing, and diversity in global groups
- How emotions differ across cultures
- How teams differ in a global setting
- Managerial functions in international organizations
Using concrete examples and accessible language, the videos in this chapter prepare you for subjects that come up on the CSET Business Subtest III.
CSET Business - International Business: Objectives
The CSET Business exam tests your knowledge, competence, and ability to meet basic skill requirements in the subject of business in preparation for California teacher licensing in this subject. The CSET Business Subtest III constitutes one-third of the CSET Business exam. In this subtest, you'll need to:
- Understand why international business is important at the global, national, state, and local levels
- Recognize the various activities involved in international business, such as information systems, marketing, and management
- Be able to describe the cultural, geographical, legal, political, and social factors affecting the international market
The CSET Business Subtest III consists of 40 multiple-choice questions. Of these, 25 cover information technology and 15 cover business environment and communication. The self-assessment tests that accompany each video lesson help prepare you by providing practice answering multiple-choice questions similar to those on the exam.
The subtest also includes two constructed-response questions, which require you to discuss, analyze, interpret, or otherwise respond to a resource such as an introductory paragraph, quotation, map, or example situation. One constructed-response question on the subtest is short and focused; the other calls for an extended response. Reinforce your knowledge of international business with our video lessons so you can feel confident going into the exam.
1. Managerial Functions in the International Organization
Every manager focuses on five different aspects of management. These aspects are common knowledge and when used together, they help to create an effective manager. This lesson will address those areas and integrate them into international business.
2. Breaking Into Foreign Markets: International Marketing Strategies
Companies look to international markets to increase their sales and profits. Market managers must decide on the mode of entry into a foreign market. The options, ranging from least to most risky, are exporting, licensing, franchising, contract manufacturing, joint ventures and direct investments.
3. International External Marketing: Culture, Economics, Tech & More
International marketing plans have a specific marketing mix that will differ tremendously from the domestic version. Marketing managers have to take into account a country's economic, technological, logistical, and sociocultural differences in order to successfully target an overseas market.
4. International Business Expansion Methods
Oftentimes, the best opportunities for a business are not at home but abroad. In this lesson, you'll learn about different methods of taking advantage of the international market. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz after the lesson.
5. International Trade Regulations & Restrictions
Importing and exporting are vital elements to a healthy U.S. economy. Businesses should be familiar with international laws regarding trade. This lesson defines imports and exports and discusses international trade regulations and restrictions.
6. Treaties Under Article II of the U.S. Constitution
Treaties are an important part of international law. A treaty is a legally binding agreement made between two or more government entities. This lesson explains the difference between bilateral and multilateral treaties.
7. Globalization and Organizational Structure
Organizational structure can be influenced by many different aspects of globalization. In this lesson, we will explore organizational structure and the impact globalization can have on it.
8. Globalization and Organizational Culture
Culture influences almost every aspect of an organization. Globalization is one of the forces that influences organizational culture, and in this lesson we will talk about just how globalization impacts organizational culture.
9. Globalization and Organizational Behavior
As the world around us gets smaller, globalization will be in more areas and impact organizations. Organizational behavior is impacted by globalization and in this lesson we will discuss that aspect.
10. How Emotions Differ Across Cultures
Every country and culture expresses emotions in different ways. This is a constantly growing issue for international organizations. In this lesson, we will describe some of these differences.
11. Cross-Cultural Communication: Definition, Strategies & Examples
Cross-cultural communication is imperative for companies that have a diverse workforce and participate in the global economy. It is important for employees to understand the factors that are part of an effective, diverse workforce.
12. How Teams Differ in a Global Setting
Different cultures view teams, or teaming, very differently. Those perspectives are compounded when there are multicultural teams present. This lesson will look at this issue in more detail.
13. Group Status, Social Loafing & Diversity in Global Groups
Group status changes depending on culture, and as groups become more diverse, different perspectives and opinions will arise. In this lesson, we will address the issues of culture as it relates to group status, social loafing, and diversity.
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