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International Management Questions

The appropriability of technology deals with:

• technology that has been illegally appropriated by a foreign government
• how appropriate the technology is for generating long-term profit
• how easily the technology can be learned and used by the host nation employees
• the ability of the firm to profit from its technology by protecting it from its competitors

Which of the following is NOT a cultural variable?
• Kinship
• Career choice
• Education
• Religion

In contrast to Russians, Arabs are more likely to make concessions because of their interest in:
• long-term relationships
• compromise
• accommodating the needs of others
• financial negotiating variables

The process by which a firm's managers evaluate the future prospects of the firm and decide on appropriate strategies to achieve long-term objectives is called:
• internal resource analysis
• environmental scanning
• strategic planning
• product marketing

The critical criterion in the use of a franchising strategy is:
• financial reserves
• choice of management
• quality control
• whether or not the local market has sophisticated consumers

Which of the following is an example of the competitive aspect of strategic alliances?
• Economies of scale in tangible assets
• Upstream-downstream division of labor
• Creating a critical mass to develop new technologies
• Encircling existing competitors with alliance partners

The creation of a(n) __________ facilitates the beginning of a global strategy.
• local division
• international division
• transnational division
• matrix division

__________ are usually preferable where a high level of technical capability is required.
• Parent-country nationals
• Host-country nationals
• Third-country nationals
• Cross-cultural nationals

_________ suggests the need for job security, whereas people with __________ would probably be motivated by more risky opportunities for variety and fast-track advancement.
• High uncertainty avoidance; low uncertainty avoidance
• Low uncertainty avoidance; high uncertainty avoidance
• Large power distance; small power distance
• Small power distance; large power distance

The degree of general importance that working has in the life of an individual is called:
• intrinsic motivation
• extrinsic motivation
• work centrality
• need paradigm.

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The appropriability of technology deals with:

• technology that has been illegally appropriated by a foreign government
• how appropriate the technology is for generating long-term profit
• how easily the technology can be learned and used by the host nation employees
• the ability of the firm to profit from its technology by protecting it from its competitors
The ability of the firm to profit from its technology by protecting it from its competitors

Which of the following is NOT a cultural variable?
• Kinship
• Career choice
• Education
• Religion
Career choice is not a career variable.

In contrast to Russians, Arabs are more likely to make concessions because of their interest in:
• long-term relationships
• compromise
• accommodating the needs of others
• financial negotiating ...

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