Which of the following HR practices is least likely to be effective for organizations based in collective cultures such as Japan?
A.Employee assistance programs
B.Participative management practices
D.Project-based organizational structures
E.Tax structures that strengthen social responsibility
32.In _____ cultures, people are expected to look after their own interest rather than being protected by the group.
33.The individualism-collectivism dimension primarily describes:
A.the strength of the relationships between the members of a society.
B.how a culture deals with hierarchical relationships.
C.the unequal distribution of power within a society.
D.the division of roles between the sexes within a society.
E.how cultures seek to deal with the fact that the future is not perfectly predictable.
34.Which of the following is true of cultures that are highly individualist?
A.In highly individualist cultures, individuals are expected to look after the interests of the larger community.
B.In highly individualist cultures, individuals are not encouraged to be self-sufficient.
C.In highly individualist cultures, individuals expect protection from the larger community.
D.In highly individualist cultures, individuals are not expected to look after their immediate family.
E.In highly individualist cultures, individuals are expected to stand on their own two feet and protect themselves.
35.In _____ cultures, people are expected to look after the interest of the larger community, which is expected to protect people when they are in trouble.
36.Which of the following is most likely a collectivist country?
37.Which of the following cultural dimensions describes the degree of inequality among people that is considered normal?
38.A country with a large power distance:
A.reduces the gap between employees at the higher and lower levels of a company.
B.increases opportunities for people from all socio-economic groups.
C.maintains the inequalities in wealth among different sections of the society.
D.regulates distribution of power to ensure equal growth opportunities.
E.increases intervention to check disproportionate accumulation of wealth.
39.Sam visits Mexico for a business meeting. At the meeting, Sam addresses the vice president of the firm by his first name rather than using his title. This is considered offensive. In the context of Hofstede's cultural dimensions, this difference in cultures is part of the _____ dimension.
40._____ describes how cultures seek to deal with the fact that the future is not perfectly predictable.
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