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Unformatted text preview: GEB 3373 Fall 2010 Exam 2 Name __________________________________ 1 At th e c on c lu s ion of thi s e xam you ar e p e rmitt e d to tak e th e e xam hom e with you . Bubble in on the scantron sheet the single correct answer for each question (0.5 points each). 1. Business practices in Japan are often steeped in tradition and negotiations can carry implicit agreements. While not usually spoken of directly, there can be underlying messages or moods that a foreigner should be cognizant of in order to be successful. In this scenario, Japan is a _______________ context society. a. High b. Middle c. Low d. No e. Direct 2. Desmond, the founder and CEO of Reliant Construction Inc., prides himself on being very accessible to employees. He can often be found working on building sites next to construction workers. Afterwards, he likes to take them out to a local bar for drinks and to talk about the day. According to Hofstede, Reliant Construction features what type of environment? a. Open-door policy b. High masculinity c. Long-term orientation d. High camaraderie e. Low power distance 3. __________ is a major source of both cultural imperatives and cultural taboos, thus stabilizing a culture by isolating it from other groups. a. Imperialism b. Economics c. Cultural Bias d. Creolization e. Religion 4. Evaluating culture on a country-by-country analysis is useful, but limited because __________ . a. similarities link groups from other countries b. not everyone in a country is alike c. variations within some countries are greater than variations among countries d. All of the above e. A and B only GEB 3373 Fall 2010 Exam 2 Name __________________________________ 2 5. In a collective society: a. Family units are highly valued. b. Being an entrepreneur is a popular mindset. c. Being different than your neighbor is important. d. Outsiders are easily trusted. e. All of the above are correct. 6. Which one of the following is NOT a major criticism against +RIVWHGHV 'LPHQVLRQV Approach? a. +RIVWHGHV VWXG\ IRFXVHG RQ RQH FRPSDQ\ LQ RQH LQGXVWU\ . b. Hofstede conducted interviews in various languages resulting in mistranslations. c. Hofstede still viewed the world with his own cultural bias. d. Hofstede looked at national boundaries rather than cultural boundaries. e. $OO RI WKH DERYH DUH PDMRU FULWLFLVPV DJDLQVW +RIVWHGHV GLPHQVLRQ DSSURDFK 7. A major problem when cultures collide in international business occurs when _____. a. a company's employees encounter distress because of an inability to accept or adjust to foreign behaviors. b. employees disagree on the style of art for decorating the office. c. local people have no expectation that foreigners should adjust to their culture....
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2011 for the course GEB 3373 taught by Professor Crum during the Spring '10 term at University of Florida.
- Spring '10