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Samsung outsources the majority of its production processes.

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Which of the following correctly matches a firm’s predisposition with its culture?

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  1. Polycentric-home-country
  2. Geocentric-global

According to Table 5-1, an MNC with a geocentric orientation has a global culture.

  1. Regiocentric-host-country
  2. Ethnocentric-regional

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In some cases, both the product and the marketing message are similar worldwide; this is particularly true for high-end products.

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In some cases, both the product and the marketing message are similar worldwide. This is particularly true for high-end products, where the lifestyles and expectations of the market niche are similar regardless of the country.

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The word culture comes from the Latin culture, which is related to cult or worship.

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The word culture comes from the Latin culture, which is related to cult or worship.

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Which of the following correctly matches a firm’s predisposition with its strategy?

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  1. Ethnocentric-global integration and national responsiveness
  2. Polycentric-national responsiveness

According to Table 5-1, an MNC with a polycentric orientation has a strategy of national responsiveness.

  1. Regiocentric-global integration
  2. Geocentric-regional integration and national responsiveness

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George England found that personal value systems are relatively stable and do not change rapidly.

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George England found that personal value systems are relatively stable and do not change rapidly.

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A(n) _____ predisposition leads a firm to try to blend its own interests with those of its subsidiaries on a regional basis.

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  1. Geocentric
  2. Globalcentric
  3. Ethnocentric
  4. Regiocentric

A regiocentric predisposition leads a firm to try to blend its own interests with those of its subsidiaries on a regional basis.

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Because of the Japanese pride in excellence, a problem with the accelerator on some Toyota vehicles was quickly reported to superiors who worked with the designers to fix the problem.

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An MNC with an ethnocentric predisposition:

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  1. Redistributes profits globally
  2. Redistributes profits within the region
  3. Takes back its profits to its home country

According to Table 5-1, an MNC with an ethnocentric orientation takes back its profits to its home country.

  1. Retains profits in the host country

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The Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011 were the only causes of the meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, and the company worked quickly to initiate emergency measures.

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Increasingly, individual rewards are an accepted norm in countries across the globe.

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In some countries, personnel who do outstanding work are given individual rewards in the form of bonuses and commissions. In others, cultural norms require group rewards, and individual rewards are frowned on.

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The characteristic transgenerational means that culture has structure and is integrated; a change in one part will bring changes in another.

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The characteristic transgenerational means that culture is cumulative, passed down from one generation to the next.

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Advertising in the United States should be indirect and subtle, emphasizing group references, shared responsibility and interpersonal trust.

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Advertising in the United States should target individual achievement, be expressive and direct, and appeal to U.S. values of success through personal hard work.

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A company with a geocentric predisposition tries to integrate a global systems approach to decision making.

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A company with a geocentric predisposition tries to integrate a global systems approach to decision making.

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A company with a(n) _____ predisposition allows the values and interests of the parent company to guide the strategic decisions.

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  1. Polycentric
  2. Geocentric
  3. Ethnocentric

A company with an ethnocentric predisposition allows the values and interests of the parent company to guide strategic decisions.

  1. Regiocentric

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Four distinct predispositions, which help determine the specific steps an MNC will follow, are:

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  1. Ethnocentric, polycentric, regiocentric and geocentric

Most MNCs have a cultural strategic predisposition toward doing things in a particular way. Four distinct predispositions have been identified: ethnocentric, polycentric, regiocentric, and geocentric.

  1. Intercentric, polycentric, regiocentric and network centric
  2. Globalcentric, networkcentric, geocentric and polycentric
  3. Geocentric, intercentric, extracentric, ethnocentric

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The correct answer is: Ethnocentric, polycentric, regiocentric and geocentric

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Culturally, a German can be expected to have a _____ handshake.

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  1. Gentle
  2. Light and quick
  3. Brusque and firm

People in Germany tend to have a brusque and firm handshake.

  1. Long and involved

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Renault made a number of strategic decisions that dramatically changed the way it did business, such as building a factory in Brazil to produce its successful Megane sedan.

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Several years ago Renault made a number of strategic decisions that dramatically changed the way it did business. Among other things, it bought controlling stakes in Nissan Motor of Japan, Samsung Motors of South Korea, and Dacia, the Romanian automaker. The company also built a $1 billion factory in Brazil to produce its successful Megane sedan and acquired an idle factory near Moscow to manufacture Renaults for the Eastern European market.

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The following definitions accurately match their dimension of culture except:

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  1. People as members of a group, organization, or society share culture
  2. Culture is not structured and is not integrated

Culture has structure and is integrated; a change in one part will bring changes in another.

  1. Culture is based on the human capacity to change or adapt
  2. Culture is cumulative, passed down from one generation to another

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Although culture is an important variable in understanding international management, it falls well short of affecting how people think and behave.

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For the purposes of the study of international management, culture is acquired knowledge that people use to interpret experience and generate social behavior. This knowledge forms values, creates attitudes, and influences behavior.

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The companies constituting 50 percent of the global market share in the smartphone industry are:

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  1. Apple and HTC
  2. Sony and Apple
  3. Samsung and Huawei
  4. Apple and Samsung

Constituting 50 percent of the global market share, Samsung and Apple have achieved unmatched success in the smartphone industry.

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If a culture encourages stability, it means that it:

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  1. Is averse to formal procedures
  2. Encourages innovation
  3. Is resistant to change

The culture of some countries encourages stability and resistance to change.

  1. Focuses on short-term horizons

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While stereotypes and overgeneralizations should be avoided, there are always individual differences and even subcultures within every country that must be addressed.

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Stereotypes and overgeneralizations should be avoided; there are always individual differences and even subcultures within every country.

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A major dimension in the study of culture is values.

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A major dimension in the study of culture is values.

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Firms with a polycentric predisposition make strategic decisions tailored to suit the cultures of the countries where the MNC operates.

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