Chapter 15 - Managing Human Resources Globally Chapter 15 Managing Human Resources Globally True / False Questions 1. Currently, exports account for 11 percent of the gross domestic product in the United States, and they have been growing at a rate of 12 percent a year since 1987. True False 2. All NAFTA, EEC, and GATT member countries share a common currency, the euro. True False 3. The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade is an international framework of rules for reducing trade barriers around the world. True False 4. NAFTA, the EEC and GATT all exemplify events that are reducing competition among companies worldwide. True False 5. The culture of the country in which the facility is located most influences the company's international HRM practices. True False 6. Uncertainty avoidance is concerned with how a culture deals with hierarchical power relationships. True False 7. The United States has a high power distance, individualistic culture. True False 15-1
Chapter 15 - Managing Human Resources Globally 8. Power distance describes the division of roles between the sexes within a society. True False 9. Cultures with weak uncertainty avoidance tend to be rather easygoing and flexible regarding different views. True False 10. Cultures with small power distance stress putting relationships before money, helping others, and preserving the environment. True False 11. Japan's culture is considered to be quite feminine according to Hofstede's masculinity/femininity dimension. True False 12. Hofstede found that culture has a profound impact on a country's economic health by promoting certain values that either aid or inhibit economic growth. True False 13. Cultures differ strongly on such things as how subordinates expect leaders to lead, how decisions are handled within the hierarchy, and what motivates individuals. True False 14. Collectivist cultures, as well as those with less of an authoritarian orientation, value group decision making and participative management practices more highly than do individualistic cultures. True False 15-2
Chapter 15 - Managing Human Resources Globally 15. Human capital refers to the productive capabilities of individuals. True False 16. Countries with high human capital are attractive sites for direct foreign investment that creates high-skill jobs. True False 17. In the United States, employees have a legal right to codetermination, which means that a firm's employees have direct influence on the important decisions that affect them, such as large investments or new strategies. True False 18. A country's economic system is completely unrelated to its level of human capital. True False
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