Bz480.1.1 international management online exam 2_02

Online Exam 2_02
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Question 1 of 20 
Globalization, in all its forms of personal and business contacts and information crossing borders, brings about changes that result in:

A. cultural diffusion. 
B. multicultural sensitivity. 
C. cultural accommodation. 
D. multicultural incrementalism. 

Question 2 of 20 
Which of the following is likely to cause offense in Saudi Arabia?

A. Introducing business subjects too soon 
B. Intolerance toward employees and coworkers 
C. Failure to make decisions with a long-term perspective 
D. Discrimination based on gender 

Question 3 of 20 
An international manager can best develop an understanding of a particular culture by:

A. creating a cultural profile for that country or region in which the firm does business. 
B. assuming that his or her own cultural styles and practices can be successfully followed in the host country. 
C. using stereotypes to develop cross-cultural understanding in a business setting. 
D. hiring locals rather than expatriates for management positions in overseas subsidiaries. 

Question 4 of 20 
Which of the following subsystems is most likely to underlie both moral and economic norms?

A. Kinship system 
B. Political system 
C. Religious system 
D. Education system 

Question 5 of 20 
Global managers who exhibit cultural intelligence and cultural sensitivity will most likely be able to:

A. negotiate effectively in expatriate assignments. 
B. request bonuses for overseas job assignments. 
C. implement technological changes quickly. 
D. conduct efficient performance appraisals. 

Question 6 of 20 
Stereotyping should most likely be avoided by international managers because:

A. current variables of culture are grossly inaccurate. 
B. many cultures have diverse subcultures. 
C. many countries outlaw the practice. 
D. national culture is nonexistent. 

Question 7 of 20 
Which of the following is true of countries with low masculinity?

A. More job conflicts 
B. Increase in work-related stress 
C. More women in high-level jobs 
D. Lack of concern for others 

Question 8 of 20 
Based on Trompenaars’s value dimensions, which of the following is a characteristic of the particularistic approach? Objective: 2

A. Application of rules and systems 
B. Open expression of emotions 
C. Obligation toward relationships 
D. Opportunity to achieve status 

Question 9 of 20 
Which of the following factors can cause changes in traditional, non-Western societies?

A. Media exposure 
B. Religious activities 
C. Stereotyping 
D. Self-reference criterion 

Question 10 of 20 
Which of the following is true of the way Arabs view time?

A. Deadlines and firm commitments are crucial to Arabs. 
B. Arabs view time as a valuable and limited resource. 
C. Arabs believe important decisions cannot be rushed. 
D. Arabs honor deadlines by all means. 

Question 11 of 20 
Which of the following is NOT one of Trompenaars’ s value dimensions?

A. Universalism versus particularism 
B. Neutral versus affective 
C. Specific versus diffuse 
D. Intrinsic versus extrinsic 

Question 12 of 20 
Which of the following represents the expectations, norms, and goals held in common by members of a specific company or group?

A. Cultural variable 
B. Societal culture 
C. Organizational culture 
D. Organizational system 

Question 13 of 20 
Managers from Italy and Mexico would most likely express their emotions openly during a business situation, while managers from England and Japan would most likely consider such behavior unprofessional. Which of the following Trompenaars’s value dimensions explains this difference in behavior and attitude?

A. Universalism versus particularism 
B. Neutral versus affective 
C. Specific versus diffuse 
D. Achievement versus ascription 

Question 14 of 20 
Which of the following is NOT a typical characteristic of the Arab culture?

A. Open admission of mistakes 
B. Indirect communication style 
C. Emphasis on hospitality 
D. Five times a day prayer pattern 

Question 15 of 20 
Which of the following is NOT categorized as a sociocultural variable of culture?

A. Religion 
B. Economy 
C. Education 
D. Language 

Question 16 of 20 
The European view of information privacy most likely stems from its:

A. foreign business practices. 
B. global nature of information technology. 
C. culture and history. 
D. competitive origins. 

Question 17 of 20 
With regard to small family businesses in China, a “guanxi” can be best described as a:

A. family hierarchy that determines who receives profits. 
B. competitive management style based on Confucian values. 
C. network of relationships centered on mutual obligations and favors. 
D. combination of modern and traditional methods for managing employees. 

Question 18 of 20 
Cultural intelligence is also known as cultural:

A. accommodation. 
B. quotient. 
C. empathy. 
D. sensitivity. 

Question 19 of 20 
Which of the following is true of the attitude toward work in Mexican culture?

A. Work is a sacred duty. 
B. Group harmony at work is essential to success. 
C. Workers are primarily focused on the future. 
D. Leisure time is more important than work. 

Question 20 of 20 
Which of the following is an advantage of organizational culture?

A. Long-term commitment 
B. Tendency to adopt changes quickly 
C. Excessive domestic focus 
D. Individuality 

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