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Which of the following views is consistent with normative U.S. cultural concepts?

Independent enterprise is an instrument for social action.

Adam Smith in his Wealth of Nations stated, "By pursuing his own interest he frequently promotes that of the society more effectually than when he really intended to promote it." What behavior does this notion attempt to justify


Which of the following is the best means of solving the problem of language on the Internet?

Having country-specific websites so that everyone can communicate in their own language.

_____ is more dominant in high-context cultures, where the completion of a human transaction is emphasized more than holding to schedules.

- Polychronic time

_____ generally involves giving large sums of money—frequently not properly accounted for—designed to entice an official to commit an illegal act on behalf of the one offering the bribe.


Betty Roberts became an embarrassment to her company when she joked about the ruling monarchy in England in front of a group of visiting English businesspeople. She should have known that political ridicule by a foreigner is rarely accepted. Ms. Roberts has violated what is known as a cultural _____.


A manager hires an agent to obtain a license to build a warehouse in an industrial district. The agent was caught offering a bribe to a government official for issue of the license. Which of the following describes the manager's liabilities?

The manager is liable if he was aware of the fact that part of the agent's fee would be used as a bribe.

Which organization conducts an international survey of businesspeople, political analysts, and the general public on corruption and compiles the Corruption Perception Index (CPI)?

Transparency International (TI)

When compared to people operating on P-time, people operating on M-time:

tend to concentrate on one thing at a time.

France is higher on Hofstede's Power Distance Index (PDI) than the United States and formality still reigns in France. Which of the following American business practices would be most unacceptable to the French?

Using First names in business encounters.

Which of the following is a criterion for adaptation when dealing with individuals, firms, or authorities in foreign countries?


Which of the following is the best means of solving the problem of language on the Internet?

having country-specific websites so that everyone can communicate in their own language

Kan is a customer relations manager with a leading multinational firm. He has managed various operations and deals with numerous domestic and international clients everyday. Despite his hectic schedule, Kan never cuts a meeting short with anyone and frequently postpones subsequent meetings in order to devote ample time to each of his clients. Which of the following countries is he most probably from?


In the context of business ethics, many people in sub-Saharan Africa view Western _____ as a kind of exploitation that prevents treatment of AIDS for millions.

Intellectual property laws

Which of the following is true of the findings of Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index?

high levels of bribery in low-income nations

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