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A(n) ________ manager is a citizen of one country who is living and working in another in one of the subsidiaries.
Which staffing policy calls for individuals from the home country to manage operations abroad?
Which one of the following is a reason firms follow the ethnocentric staffing policy?
To maintain tight control over decision making in branch offices abroad
Which one of the following is a disadvantage of the ethnocentric staffing policy?
Having the cost of relocating managers from the home country
With ________ staffing, individuals from the host country manage operations abroad.
Which one of the following is an advantage of polycentric staffing policy?
Eliminating the high cost of relocating expatriate managers and families
Company X has a few subsidiaries in Asia and the Middle East. The company policy is to treat each national market differently. The company hires host countries staff to manage their entire overseas subsidiary. What kind of risk the company might be running?
Potential for losing control of the host-country operation
With ________ staffing, the best-qualified individuals, regardless of nationality, manage operations abroad.
Which one of the following BEST describe a geocentric staffing policy?
The best-qualified individuals, regardless of nationality, manage operations abroad.
Which one of the following is an advantage of geocentric staffing policy?
Development of a global perspective among company managers
Which one of the following is a disadvantage of geocentric staffing?
Expensive to implement
Japanese companies are notorious for their reluctance to place non-Japanese managers at the helm of international offices. And when they do appoint a foreigner, they often place a Japanese manager in the office to monitor important decisions and report back to the home office. This indicates that most Japanese firms prefer a(n) ________ staffing approach.
A company plans to sell its products directly to buyers in a new market abroad. The company may create a new operation abroad and staff it with managers or may train a local manager. What kind of planning do you think the company should develop to estimate its future needs?
Collecting data on every employee, including educational background, special job skills, previous jobs, language skills, and experience living abroad is what type of planning?
The first phase of HR planning
Publicity generated by allegations of workplace abuse caused many firms to establish codes of conduct, and they stepped up efforts to ensure compliance. Which U.S. multinational company, cited by the textbook, sent a team of investigators to China to look into charges of sweatshop-like conditions at a company manufacturing facility?
When apparel contractors in Bangladesh admitted that they hired children, Levi Strauss demanded that they comply with local regulations. Unfortunately, it turned out that many of the underage workers were their families' sole sources of support. Which one of the following options did Levi Strauss enact to solve the problem?
Levi's struck a deal: Contractors continued paying wages to the youngsters while they went to school and then rehired them when they reached age 14.
________ is the psychological process of readapting to one's home culture.
Reverse culture shock
What is a psychological process affecting people living abroad and is characterized by homesickness, irritability, confusion, aggravation, and depression?
When do international companies tend to hire local managers?
When cultural understanding is a key job requirement
Which one of the following is the culture training method in which the trainee responds to a specific situation and is evaluated by a team of judges, and typically includes role-play exercises?
Cultural assimilation training
Which one of the following is usually included in cultural training programs?
What type of compensation do managers often receive when their work assignment is located in an unstable country or in one with a very low standard of living?
The U.S. government permits citizens working abroad to exclude $95,100 of what from their taxable income in the United States?
Foreign earned income
Governments in _____________ are promising to keep unions in check making this region attractive for company location selection.
In what country does codetermination give workers a direct say in the strategies and policies of their employers?
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