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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 17: Managing Global Human Resources Multiple Choice 1. Geert Hofstede called the extent to which less powerful members of institutions accept and expect an unequal power distribution _____. a. masculinity b. time framework c. individualism d. power distance e. tolerance for ambiguity (d; easy; p. 657) 2. All of the following is true of France except a. it is a capitalist society b. workers typically receive three weeks of vacation time each year c. there is a legal limit to the number of hours employees can work each week d. employers are limited in the extent to which they can dismiss workers e. all of the above are true (b; moderate; p. 658) 3. Of the countries listed below, in which one do workers receive the largest amount of vacation time? a. United States b. Korea c. Italy d. France e. Germany (c; moderate; p. 658) 4. Of the countries listed below, in which one do workers receive the least amount of vacation time? a. United States b. United Kingdom c. Italy d. France e. Germany (a; moderate; p. 658) 82 5. Of the countries listed below, in which one do production workers receive the lowest hourly wage? a. Mexico b. United Kingdom c. United States d. Germany e. Taiwan (a; moderate; p. 658) 6. _____ are formal, employee-elected groups of worker representatives that meet monthly with managers to discuss topics affecting the employees. a. Unions b. Work councils c. Mediation groups d. Employee boards e. Advisory boards (b; easy; p. 658) 7. In many European countries, _____ replace the union-based worker- management mediations typical in the U.S. a. unions b. work councils c. mediation groups d. employee boards e. advisory boards (b; easy; p. 658) 8. In Germany, employees have the legal right to a voice in setting company policies. This is called _____. a. co-determination b. employment at will c. employee participation d. work council leadership e. internal coordination (a; easy; p. 658) 9. All of the following are work-related policies that vary from country to country within the EU except _____. a. minimum wages b. work week hours permitted c. employment contracts d. number of annual holidays e. codetermination (e; moderate; p. 658) 83 10. Which of the following countries considers an applicants ability to get along well with others already working at the firm as one of the most important selection criteria? a. Mexico b. China c. Japan d. Indonesia e. United States (c; moderate; p. 659) 11. Which of the following countries considers recognizing a subordinate as one of the main purposes for a performance appraisal? a. Mexico b. China c. Taiwan d. Indonesia e. United States (a; moderate; p. 660) 12. All of the following are characteristics of small Chinese firms except a. job descriptions are current b. employees stick to assigned job duties c. jobs are broadly defined d. job descriptions accurately cover all job duties e. work is heavily structured (c; moderate; p. 660) 13. How do performance appraisals in China differ from those in the United...
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