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ch19 Student: ___________________________________________________________________________ 1. An expatriate manager is a citizen of one country who is working abroad in one of the firm's subsidiaries. True False 2. HRM professionals have a critically important strategic role. True False 3. An organization's norms and value systems are known as its corporate culture. True False 4. The most attractive staffing policy is the ethnocentric approach. True False 5. A firm with an ethnocentric staffing policy will fill all key management positions with parent-country nationals. True False 6. Cultural myopia refers to a firm's failure to understand host-country cultural differences that require different approaches to marketing and management. True False 7. In the case of an ethnocentric approach, it is possible that managers may make decisions that are ethically suspect because they do not understand the culture in which they are managing. True False 8. A firm following a polycentric approach to staffing believes that the host country lacks qualified individuals to manage subsidiaries. True False 9. A firm that adopts a polycentric approach to staffing is likely to suffer from cultural myopia. True False 10. Firms may choose an ethnocentric approach to staffing as opposed to a polycentric approach because of the cost savings it promotes. True False 11. A geocentric staffing policy seeks the best people for key jobs throughout the organization, regardless of nationality. True False 12. A geocentric approach tends to weaken local responsiveness. True False 13. Many firms adopt a geocentric policy toward staffing because it is a relatively inexpensive staffing policy. True False 14. An ethnocentric approach is compatible with both global standardization and transnational strategies. True False 15. A citizen of Japan who moves to the United States to work at Microsoft would be classified as an inpatriate. True False
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16. Expatriate failure refers to a manager's failure to understand host-country cultural norms and values, leading to ineffective work. True False 17. A seminal study, R. L. Tung, revealed that for European firms, the top reason for expatriate failure was the inability of the manager to cope with larger overseas responsibilities. True False 18. An executive who performs well in a domestic setting may not be able to adapt to managing in a different cultural setting. True False 19. An expatriate needs to have language fluency to show willingness to communicate. True False 20. The ability to understand why people of other countries behave the way they do is perceptual ability. True False 21. Expatriate managers who have perceptual ability tend to treat foreign nationals as if they were home- country nationals. True False 22. According to Mendenhall and Oddou, poorly-adjusted expatriates tend to be nonjudgmental and nonevaluative in interpreting the behavior of host-country nationals.
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  • Spring '12
  • warfield
  • Management, Trade union, staffing policy, international business firms

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