21) An international manager can best develop an understanding of a particular culture by ________.

21) 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

22)
According to contingency management, international managers need to ________.
A)
transfer home-country business practices to the local environment
B)
adapt their management styles to the local setting and people
C)
determine the extent to which locals will accept unequal power
D)
provide training to locals before transferring new technology

23)
Canada consists of distinct groups such as Anglophones, Francophones, and
indigenous Canadians. This is an example of ________.
A)
subculture
B)
stereotyping
C)
cultural diffusion
D)
convergence

24)
________ refers to the assumption that every member of a society or subculture
has the same characteristics or traits without regard to individual
differences.
A)
Diversification
B)
Posturing
C)
Stereotyping
D)
Parochialism

25) 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

26) According to
Harris and Moran, which of the following is NOT a category that forms the
subsystems in any society?
A)
societal system
B)
health system
C)
education system
D)
political system

27) The main
purpose of Harris and Moran’s eight categories is ________.
A) to show how
subsystems in a society affect an individual’s behavior
B) to emphasize
how stereotyping can be used for learning about different cultures
C) to show how
subcultures are beginning to converge with broader cultures
D) to indicate
that global managers should adapt to subordinates from other cultures

28) According to
Harris and Moran’s eight categories, a kinship system refers to the influence
of ________.
A) workplace
relations
B)
religious activities
C) family
relationships
D) formal groups

29) 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

30) Which of the
following terms refers to a society’s ideas and convictions about what is good
or bad and right or wrong?
A) regulations
B) values
C) rules
D) procedures

 

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