Test Questions_Chapter 20_DRS_IBEO_12

Test Questions_Chapter 20_DRS_IBEO_12 - DRS, IBEO 12...

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DRS, IBEO 12 Chapter 20 Human Resource Management CHAPTER 20 Human Resource Management Multiple Choice Questions STUDY QUESTION 1: What does HRM mean within the context of an international company? 1. A factor that makes management of international human resources different from management at the domestic level is _____. a. the complications posed by putting the right person into the right job in the right place at the right time for the right salary (definition, page 706) b. the challenge posed by managers in other countries that aim to achieve global objectives for the company no matter the costs imposed on national objectives c. the greater similarity among foreign subsidiaries than among domestic subsidiaries in terms of dependence on headquarters for resources d. the complications posed by dealing with competing agendas from different labor unions in different countries 2. HRM refers to the range of activities that a company, whether solely domestic or thoroughly global, _____. a. direct its strategy b. staff its organization (definition, page 706) c. improve its responsiveness d. integrate various business function 3. _____ refers to the activities that an organization carries out to put the right person into the right job in the right place at the right time for the right salary. a. Work force analysis b. Staff development c. Human resource management (definition, page 706) d. Leadership planning 4. Generally, HRM is more difficult for international companies for all of the following reasons except: Labor markets are dramatically different in the mix of workers, costs, and productivity a. Dual career and family obligations make it tough to convince executives to leave the home office to join a foreign subsidiary b. Leadership styles and management practices vary significantly from country to country and as a result it is hard to find effective top management from the individual country where the subsidiary is located ( page 707 c. Complications arise due to enduring political, cultural, legal, and economic differences between countries 105
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DRS, IBEO 12 Chapter 20 Human Resource Management STUDY QUESTION 2: What are some of the strategic implications of HRM? 5. Anecdotes suggest and research confirms a _____ relationship between HRM processes, management productivity, and strategic performance in the international company _____. a. trivial b. unpredictable c. simple d. powerful (interpretation, page 708) Firms pursuing __________ strategies, likely will organize there human resource management function to host to international assignments, those executives who have the skills required to perform particular jobs as well as "fit" the prevailing culture of the firm. a.
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This note was uploaded on 05/15/2010 for the course IBUS 330 taught by Professor Nicholson during the Spring '07 term at S.F. State.

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