In the context of international strategic alliances, value-claiming activities are
competitive and distributive.
There are three sectors of economic activity: the primary sector, the secondary
sector and the service sector.
Firms that are at th
A business plan that is updated every year depending on the changes in the
organization and in the external environment that have taken place in the
previous year is known as a rolling plan.
In a typical organization, corporate-level planning is the
An economic imperative approach to strategic planning is used when a product is
regarded as a generic good and therefore does not have to be sold based on
Profitability and marketing goals almost always dominate the strategic plans of
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Cultures with a high masculinity index tend to favor earnings: advancement and challen
MNCs have a very low chance of exporting "best practices" in corporate
responsibilities to local firms in developing nations.
Although French women are making strides in the management ranks,
they still are underrepresented in corpo
Mexican firms cannot export goods into the European community without
paying a tariff.
Mexico believes that the United States is its most important market and
that little effort should go into expanding trade with Europe and Asia at
In a bureaucracy, tasks and roles are left ambiguous to encourage employees to respond quickly to
A bureaucracy should have a clearly specified system of task and role
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Parochialism is the tendency to view the world through one's own
eyes and perspectives.
The difficulty of managing global organizations, as in the case of
some local subsidiaries that want more decentralization and others
The FCPA makes it illegal to influence foreign officials through the granting of
favorable tariff rates.
The doctrine of civility holds that there must be mutual respect for the laws,
institutions and government of other countries in the manner of j
Comparative Management The Meanings and Dimensions of Culture
I. The Nature of Culture
A. Culture: acquired knowledge that people use to interpret, experience, and generate social behavior. This
knowledge forms values, creates attitudes, and influences be
Comparative Management Globalization and International Linkages
A. Management: process of completing activities efficiently and effectively with and through other people
B. International management: process of applying management concepts
Question #25: What are the main differences between programmed decision making and
nonprogrammed decision making?
Decision making is the process by which managers respond to opportunities and threats by
analyzing options and making determinations about sp
Question 18: What is the difference between vertical integration and related
According to our text, vertical integration exists when a company expands its operations one
of two ways: 1) backward into an industry that produces inputs for i
Choose a fast-food restaurant, a department store, or some other organization with which
you are familiar, and describe the division of labor and job specialization it uses to produce
goods and services. How might this division of labor be improved?