Which of the following is a feature of a transnational company?
Question 1 options:
High local responsiveness
No integration with a home office
Sale within the borders of the home country
Use of only the existing production to sell overseas
Centrally controlled production processSaveQuestion 2 (2 points)
Christopher Novak works for a multinational financial organization based in Britain. He was transferred to Japan ten months ago to impart training on a new process to the executives at the company's back office. After experiencing the initial excitement of getting to know the new culture and surroundings, Christopher has begun to feel frustrated that he cannot carry out a single conversation satisfactorily due to his lack of fluency in Japanese. He now misses home and feels helpless in this foreign assignment. Christopher is experiencing the _____ phase of the adjustment process.
Question 2 options:
exhaustionSaveQuestion 3 (2 points)
_____ allows expatriates working abroad to claim taxes paid overseas on their US tax forms, reducing or eliminating double taxation.
Question 3 options:
Localized compensation strategy
Balance sheet system
Payroll tax credit
Foreign tax creditSaveQuestion 4 (2 points)
Grant Burke, a native of Canada, was transferred to Malaysia to establish a new branch of the software company he worked for. When Grant returned to Canada after three years, he was surprised to see the changes his country had undergone. At work, he was finding it difficult to accept the stress-free work relationships after having adapted himself to a stricter work style in Malaysia. These factors caused a sense of irritability and disorientation and left Grant feeling as though he could not work with the company anymore. Which of the following is Grant experiencing?
Question 4 options:
Reverse culture shock
EustressSaveQuestion 5 (2 points)
Using which of the following categories of staff can eliminate the language and cultural barriers faced when entering an overseas market?
Question 5 options:
InpatriatesSaveQuestion 6 (2 points)
_____ is the practice of company shareholders and employees represented in equal numbers on the boards of organizations, for organizations with 500 or more employees.
Question 6 options:
FormalizationSaveQuestion 7 (2 points)
Maria Garza is the manager of the production department at a sports apparel company in the Philippines. When she was transferred from Milan two years ago, she had a lot of trouble adjusting. However, she has now embraced the new culture and appreciates the differences between her country's traditions and the traditions of her host country. Maria is in the _____ phase of the adjustment process.
Question 7 options:
honeymoonSaveQuestion 8 (2 points)
Which of the following predictors of success for an expatriate is a factor of his/her motivational state?
Question 8 options:
Congruence with career path
Language skillsSaveQuestion 9 (2 points)
In the _____ phase of the adjustment process, the employee is excited about the new surroundings and finds the culture exotic and stimulating.
Question 9 options:
struggleSaveQuestion 10 (2 points)
Which of the following is a disadvantage of the host-country national strategy?
Question 10 options:
Language and cultural barriers can hinder the success of this staffing strategy.
The host-country manager may not understand business objectives as well as his/her home-country counterpart without proper training.
This strategy can adversely affect motivation of local workers.
Adapting to foreign environment may be difficult for a manager and his/her family, resulting in less productivity when using this strategy.
The added cost of visa and hiring factors add up to be a major expense.