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37) An ethnocentric staffing policy is generally pursued to fill which of the following? A) Top-level management positions B) Mid-level management positions C) Lower-level management positions D) Management positions at all levels Answer: A 38) Firms pursue ethnocentric staffing for all the following reasons EXCEPT ________. A) to re-create local operations in the image of home-country operations B) to fill positions when locally qualified people are not available C) to eliminate the high cost of relocating expatriate managers and their families D) to ensure that managers from the home country will look out for the company's interests Answer: C 39) Which of the following statements regarding ethnocentric staffing is true? A) It can facilitate the transfer of special knowledge. B) It is a relatively inexpensive policy to implement. C) It allows a company to "blend in" with the local market. D) It is a poor choice for highly nationalistic markets. Answer: A 40) Which of the following is most likely a drawback of ethnocentric staffing? A) High costs of relocating managers B) Potentially losing control of host-country operations C) Potentially losing control of home-country operations D) Re-creating local operations in the image of home-country operations Answer: A 41) In ________ staffing, operations outside the home country are managed by individuals from the host country. A) geocentric B) regiocentric C) ethnocentric D) polycentric Answer: D 42) To give foreign units a degree of autonomy in decision making, a company would most likely choose a(n)________ staffing policy. A) geocentric B) regiocentric C) ethnocentric D) polycentric
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Answer: D 43) An important advantage of polycentric staffing is that it ________. A) re-creates local operations in the image of home-country operations B) eliminates the high cost of relocating expatriate managers and their families C) helps a company develop global managers who can adjust easily to any business environment D) employs managers from home who will look out for the company's interests Answer: B 44) The major drawback of polycentric staffing is the potential to ________. A) lose control of host-country operations B) experience a high incidence of expatriate failure C) create barriers for the host-country office D) create legal problems for the home-country office Answer: A 45) A company that hires the best-qualified individuals, regardless of nationality, to manage foreign operations is utilizing which of the following staffing approaches? A) Regiocentric B) Geocentric C) Ethnocentric D) Polycentric Answer: B

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