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CHAPTER 4 - Chapter 4 Managing in a Global Environment...

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Chapter 4 Managing in a Global Environment TRUE/FALSE QUESTIONS WHAT’S YOUR GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE? 1. Americans tend to suffer from parochialism. (True; moderate; p. 91 ; AACSB: Globalizations) 2. A drawback of the geocentric perspective is that it is inflexible. (False; moderate; p. 91; AACSB: Globalizations) 3. Managers with an ethnocentric attitude would not trust foreign employees with key decisions or technology. (True; moderate; p. 91; AACSB: Globalizations) 4. Managers with a polycentric attitude would view every foreign operation as difficult and hard to understand. (True; moderate; p. 91; AACSB: Globalizations) 5. The polycentric attitude is a world-oriented view focusing on using the best approaches and people from around the globe. (False; moderate; p. 91; AACSB: Globalizations) UNDERSTANDING THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT 6. The European Union (EU) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) created regional trading and cooperative agreements. (True; easy; pp. 94-95; AACSB: Globalizations) 7. The primary motivation for the creation of the EU was to allow Europeans to reassert their position against the industrial strength of the United States and Japan. (True; moderate; p. 94; AACSB: Globalizations) 8. The three original partners of NAFTA are the United States, Canada, and Mexico. (True; easy; p. 95; AACSB: Globalizations) 9. Mercosur is a trading group made up of South American countries. (True; moderate; p. 95; AACSB: Globalizations) 10. The Maastricht Treaty was signed in 1992. (True; moderate; p. 94; AACSB: Globalizations) 11. The Maastricht Treaty created the EU. ( True; moderate; p. 94; AACSB: Globalizations) 12. Norway is a member of the European Union. (False; difficult; p. 94; AACSB: Globalizations) 87
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DOING BUSINESS GLOBALLY 13. Multinational corporations became commonplace in the mid-1960s. (True; moderate; p. 97; AACSB: Globalizations) 14. Multinational corporations maintain significant operations in two or more countries simultaneously, but are based in one home country. (True; moderate; p. 97; AACSB: Globalizations) 15. The transnational corporation characterizes the ethnocentric attitude toward the management of an organization’s global business. (False; difficult; p. 98; AACSB: Globalizations) 16. Transnational corporations run their businesses from their home country. (False; easy; p. 98; AACSB: Globalizations) 17. When organizations first go international, they often start with global sourcing. (True; moderate; p. 98; AACSB: Globalizations) 18. The process of exporting involves acquiring products made abroad and selling them domestically. (False; moderate; p. 99; AACSB: Globalizations) 19. In the early stages of doing business internationally, managers may license or franchise to another firm the right to use their organization’s brand name, technology, or product specifications. (True; moderate; p. 99; AACSB: Globalizations) 20. Licensing is commonly used by both manufacturing and services organizations.
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