CHAP3.TB - Chapter 3 The External and Global Environment...

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Chapter 3 The External and Global Environment: Change and Diversity True/False 1. Analyzers always are looking for new market opportunities and aggressively seek to develop both new products and new markets. Answer: False Page: 70 Moderate 2. Of the four strategic postures a firm can take with its external environment, analyzers are the only firms whose strategy will significantly affect its human resource strategy. Answer: False Page: 70 Difficult 3. Cultural values do not have much impact on human resource decisions. Answer: False Page: 70 Difficult 4. The economic forces are an important part of the economy component of the societal environment. Answer: True Page: 71 Easy 5. The counterpart of the societal environment is the task environment. Answer: True Page: 71 Moderate 6. Competition is a facet of the societal environment. Answer: False Page: 71 Moderate 7. Technology is a part of the task environment. Answer: False Page: 72 Moderate 8. Political trends are shaped by societal and demographic trends. Answer: True Page: 72 Easy 9. Technology changes can affect human resource management.
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Chapter 3 The External and Global Environment Answer: True Page: 75 Easy 10. The unemployment rate measures the number or percentage of people looking for work but unable to find it. Answer: True Page: 77 Easy 11. The problem of filling entry-level positions is made worse because jobs are demanding more industrial skills. Answer: False Page: 84 Difficult 12. Firms overseas are subject to the same government regulation that they are in the United States. Answer: False Page: 91 Difficult 13. The Japanese have been unsuccessful in overcoming the trade tariff barriers imposed by the U.S. government. Answer: False Page: 91 Moderate 14. Improved communication and transportation systems have helped increase the number of firms doing business abroad. Answer: True Page: 92 Moderate 15. The Pacific Rim is an emerging area for new investment and development. Answer: True Page: 92 Easy 16. The industrial and consumer base is well established in the European Community. Answer: True Page: 93 Difficult 17. A rational for international business to invest into Mexico is because of excessive labor costs and high productivity. Answer: False Page: 94 Easy 18. Bribery is common in many foreign countries. Answer: True Page: 97 Easy 19. Boundary-spanning is the process of examining the external environment to determine trends. Answer: False Page: 100 Moderate 3-2
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Chapter 3 The External and Global Environment 20. The legal environment is the only element that needs to be scanned for human resource planning and decision-making. Answer: False Page: 100 Difficult Multiple Choice
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