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Chapter 17: Managing Global Human Resources 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) 2. Which of the following countries considers an applicant’s ability to get along well with others already working at the firm as one of the most important selection criteria? a. Cambodia b. China c. Japan d. Indonesia e. United States (c; moderate) 3. 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) 4. How do performance appraisals in China differ from those in the United States? a. performance appraisals in China focus on the process b. employees in China are less likely to receive incentives c. appraisals in China focus on developing the employee d. appraisals in China focus on quantifiable, objective results e. appraisals in China are “softer” than those in the US (d; difficult) 5. Which of the following is true of actual pay practices in China? a. heavy emphasis on incentives b. unlikely to include bonuses c. pay is based on a guaranteed income plan d. much variation in pay from employee to employee e. no relationship between pay and seniority (a; difficult) 251
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6. _____ are citizens of the countries where they are working. a. Expatriates b. Third-country nationals c. Home-country nationals d. Locals e. Multi-nationals (d; easy) 7. Of the types of international managers that multinational companies can employ, locals are _____. a. citizens of the countries where they are working b. noncitizens of the countries in which they are working c. citizens of a country other than the parent or the host country d. citizens of the country in which the multinational company has its headquarters e. noncitizens of the country in which the multinational company has its headquarters (a; easy) 8. Maria is a Malaysian executive working in an office in Kuala Lumpur that is owned by a parent company based in Singapore. Maria is a _____. a. local b. expatriate c. third-country national d. home-country national e. host-country national (a; moderate) 9. Jason is a British executive working in the Tokyo branch of a multinational bank based in the United Kingdom. Jason is classified as a _____. a. local b. expatriate c. third-country national d. home-country national e. host-country national (b; moderate) 10. _____ are noncitizens of the countries in which they are working. a.
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test_item_file_ch17 - Chapter 17: Managing Global Human...

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