RPW sample midterm

RPW sample midterm - RPW Sample Midterm Please read the...

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RPW Sample Midterm Please read the following study and answer the questions that follow: CULTURAL AND GENDER DIFFERENCES IN RISK - TAKING BEHAVIOR AMONG AMERICAN AND SPANISH DECISION MAKERS When an individual's action produces social and economic consequences that cannot be  estimated with certainty,  risk  is encountered.  Risk  averseness is defined as the  propensity to avoid  taking   risks  and is generally conceived of as a personality variable  risk  situations have been attributed  gender  differences  business managers handle  risk  can markedly affect economic performance and the  standard of living in various societies (Levitt, 1990). In today's fiercely competitive  international environment, those organizations that have performed the best are  comfortable with  risks  and tend to spend more on research and development than less  successful organizations. Here, to explore cultural differences, we chose to contrast  American and Spanish societies because they are at different stages of economic  development.  The objective of the study was to examine differences in  risk - taking  behavior between  American and Spanish subjects, and between male and female subjects in both  samples. The subjects were students seeking a master's degree in business  administration (MBA) and who would soon be making important financial and investment  decisions. The sample of American MBA students consisted of 33 women and 77 men at  the University of Houston; the sample of Spanish MBA students consisted of 27 women 
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2011 for the course MGMT 401 taught by Professor Mohamed during the Spring '11 term at Manor.

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