Exam3 - FC4

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Country and Finance Director 10%; 1%
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Firms usually use less than ____ of employees from the home country as an upper limit, although they frequently use less than ____. Two positions that are always filled by domestic employees sent oversees:
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Resource Requirement Planning Home Country Employees
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Send as few as possible because it’s expensive, but enough to control the culture (i.e. basically sending American culture overseas). There can be limitations on our storage space (impacting inventory), personnel department capabilities (impacting hiring and firing), and machine capacity or energy availability (impacting production
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scheduled).
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Second Language English; Two
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The global language is ____, although most international companies require managers to speak at least ____. It doesn’t matter which you know as long as you now one; understand you’ll miss a lot when important work is translated (15% lost in translation).
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Cultural and Technical Competence Technical Competence
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People who are the best at whatever they do (i.e. best marketer can figure out multiple countries). Competence factors when selecting overseas employees:
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Family Adaptability Able to Participate
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Who’s willing to partake in the new culture? (i.e. willing to try disgusting foods, like bugs) Worry about the future situation when sending employees overseas, preferring the young and single; spouse and kids make it difficult.
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Age Able to Participate and Family Adaptability
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Adaptability factors when selecting overseas employees: Matters internationally because many cultures care, although you can’t discriminate in the US (i.e. young is cool in the US, but not around the world, where old is better).
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Health Sex
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Important because women can’t travel to one quarter of the world; balance out discrimination by sending them to countries where they have a better change (i.e. Scandinavia). Determine whether employees can survive the environment you’re sending them to (blind, wheelchair) because most countries don’t have comparable medical systems (bad heart, high blood
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pressure).
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Religion Race
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Being black and Hispanic is not a problem overseas because they’re simply labeled “American;”
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