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Which of the following approaches to providing feedback would not likely be well received in the Russian culture

.Which of the following approaches to providing feedback would not likely be well received in the Russian culture?

a.group-based (rather than individual)

b.indirectly, perhaps through a third-party

c.feedback that includes input from peers and customers

d.a direct and well-balanced review of the individual’s strengths and weaknesses (page 151, moderate)

42.A multinational firm having a/an _____ approach to performance evaluation would use the same performance evaluation system worldwide, but it would ensure that it has universal applicability.

a.ethnocentric

b.geocentric (page 152, moderate)

c.polycentric

d.regiocentric

43.The two primary concerns for an international system of compensation and benefits are _____.

a.cultural acceptability and individual preferences

b.cost and uniformity

c.comparability and cost (page 152, moderate)

d.flexibility and uniformity

44.All of the following are local labor market conditions that affect compensation and benefits, except the _____.

a.availability of qualified local people

b.prevailing wage rate

c.average home country wage rate (page 153, easy)

d.use of expatriates

45.The lower a culture is on _____ the greater is the preference for having the same pension and health plan for all levels of employees.

a.uncertainty avoidance

b.power distance (page 153, Table 8-3, moderate)

c.masculinity

d.collectivism

46.The international study of “best HRM practices” found all of the following to be context free or “universals” except _____.

a.pay based on seniority and/or team goals (page 155-7, difficult)

b.selection based on “getting along with others”

c.a greater need to emphasize development and documentation in performance appraisals

d.training and development used to develop employees’ technical skills

47.Although large scale studies commonly show expatriates from _____ to have very low failure rates, another study found that their rates in Hong Kong and Taiwan are about the same as for other nationalities, and they self-report a greater difficulty adjusting than other nationalities studied.

a.the UK

b.the US

c.Japan (page 158, difficult)

d.the Netherlands

48.Research shows that _____ emphasize both technical and adaptation skills in expatriate selection, while _____ emphasize only technical skills.

a.Americans; Japanese

b.Europeans and Japanese; Americans (page 159, moderate)

c.Europeans and Americans; Japanese

d.Japanese and Americans; Europeans

49.Which cross-cultural training method allows a trainee to act out a situation that he or she might face living or working in the host country?

a.field experiences

b.role playing (page 160, Table 8-6, moderate)

c.area briefings

d.cultural assimilator

50.A company’s choice among cross-cultural training methods is based on several factors, the most important of which is the expatriate’s anticipated _____.

a.job novelty

b.degree of interaction with host nationals

c.frequency, nature, and importance of communication needed

d.cultural novelty (page 160, moderate)

51.One study suggests that the perceived accuracy of an expatriate’s performance appraisal is higher under all of the following conditions, except when _____.

a.companies use evaluation forms that are uniquely tailored for each of the distinct local situations (page 162, difficult)

b.the appraisals are done once or twice a year

c.the rater is geographically closer to the ratee

d.there is a balance of raters from within and from outside the host country

52.Common issues for expatriates upon return home include all of the following, except _____.

a.a feeling of disorientation because the general environment is no longer familiar

b.worry about career development

c.feeling that their companies do not value their overseas experience

d.confusion over the array of promotions and choice assignments they are usually offered (page 164, moderate)

53.One way to help ease the repatriation of managers and to reduce the loss of returnees is to _____.

a.give expatriates bonuses for sticking out the full term of their assignment

b.extend the length of their overseas assignments

c.not bother expatriates with details about events and changes going on at home

d.assign expatriates a home-office mentor while they’re overseas (page 165, moderate)

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