21) Which of the following terms refers to the belief that the management techniques used in one’s o

21)
Which of the following terms refers to the belief that the management
techniques used in one’s own country are best no matter where or under what
conditions they are applied?
A)
geocentrism
B)
nationalism
C)
parochialism
D)
ethnocentrism

22)
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 American cultural styles and practices can be successfully
transplanted
C)
using stereotypes to develop cross-cultural understanding in a business setting
D) hiring locals
rather than expatriates for management positions in overseas subsidiaries

23) 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

24) Which of the
following terms refers to assuming that every member of a society or subculture
has the same characteristics or traits, without regard to individual
differences?
A) diversifying
B) posturing
C) stereotyping
D) subsidizing

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)
Research by Harris and Moran identified eight categories that form the ________
in every society.
A)
subsystems
B)
stereotypes
C)
subcultures
D)
nationalities

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

28)
According to Harris and Moran, kinship systems refer to the influence of
________.
A)
workplace relations
B) religious
activities
C)
family relationships
D)
informal groups

29)
Which subsystem is most likely to underlie both moral and economic norms?
A)
kinship
B)
political
C)
religious
D)
education

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

 

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