Chapter 12 - Chapter 12 HRM in the Local Context: Knowing...

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Chapter 12 HRM in the Local Context: Knowing When and How to Adapt MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. Differences in HRM policies and practices among countries stem from a. Education and training of the labor force. b. Laws and cultural expectations for selection practices. c. Laws and traditions regarding labor practices. d. All of the above ANS: D AACSB Reflective thinking, HRM PTS: 1 2. Enduring system of relationships among people, such as education or the political system represent which aspect of the national context of a country? a. National culture b. Business culture c. Social institutions d. Managerial culture ANS: C AACSB Reflective thinking, HRM PTS: 1 3. An abundant level of iron ore deposits in a country represents which of the following? a. Country institutions b. Natural factor conditions c. Induced factor conditions d. Resource pool ANS: B AACSB Analytic, HRM PTS: 1 4. Which recruitment strategy do US managers see as most effective? a. Newspaper advertising b. College or university recruiting c. Employee referrals d. Personal contacts ANS: A AACSB Reflective thinking, HRM PTS: 1 5. The US belief in the benefits of open and public advertising reflects the a. US individualistic cultural values. b. US preference for in-group members. c. US collectivist cultural values. d. US preference for hiring friends and relatives.
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ANS: A AACSB Reflective thinking, HRM PTS: 1 6. All of the following are true about US selection practices EXCEPT a. US selection practices focus on individual achievements and not on group affiliations. b. US selection practices favor hiring of relatives and friends. c. The aim of the typical US selection practice is to gather information of a candidate's job qualifications. d. US selection practices are governed by laws and regulations. ANS: B AACSB Reflective thinking, HRM PTS: 1 7. Selection in collectivist cultures a. Favors performance-related backgrounds and qualifications. b. Is similar to US selection practices. c. Gives preference to the in-group members. d. Gives preference to individuals with technical skills. ANS: C AACSB Reflective thinking, HRM PTS: 1 8. Managerial selection and recruitment in Korea and Japan are dominated by a. High school and university ties. b. Club membership. c. Performance-related backgrounds and qualifications. d. All of the above ANS: A AACSB Reflective thinking, HRM PTS: 1 9. Backdoor recruitment in collectivist cultures may not always be used by foreign multinationals be- cause a. Such procedures will not work as well as newspaper advertisements. b. The multinationals may not have access to the appropriate contacts. c. It is almost always better to use expatriates in these situations. d. They prefer to rely on internal job postings. ANS: B
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Chapter 12 - Chapter 12 HRM in the Local Context: Knowing...

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