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MHR523 MC Q&A for ch17.pdf

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Department
Human Resources
Course
MHR 523
Professor
Kristyn Scott
Semester
Winter

Description
MULTIPLE CHOICEChoose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question 1One of the most important business functions for executing global 1 strategy isAmarketing Bmanufacturing Cresearch and development Dhuman resources Efinance2As a result of internationalization companies must increasingly be 2 managedAtopdown Bfrom head office Cglobally Din a decentralized manner Ethrough teamwork3When sending employees abroad employers must address such 3 practical issues asAnaturalization Bknowledge dissemination Cassignment letters Ddeployment Edeveloping talent on a global basis4The number one concern when it comes to employee relocations is4 Acandidate selection Brelocation assistance Ccandidate assessment Dfamily issues Ecost projections5Brian is the Director of HR for a global software development company 5 He is advising the Director of Sales as to which of the sales managers to send to lead the sales department in India Which of the following are key traits Brian should consider in advising on the best candidate for the expatriate assignmentAinterpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity Binterpersonal skills cultural sensitivity and flexibility Ccultural sensitivity only Dagreeableness EThere are no specific traits that are helpful to consider6Expatriate failure is6 Arare Bearly return from an expatriate assignment Cfailure to recover cost of investment on an expatriate Drepatriation Ereassimilating the expatriate7The most likely destination for a foreign assignment today is7 AMexico BSingapore CPeoples Republic of China DBrazil ERussia88 Wideranging customs that vary from country to country demanding corresponding differences in HR practices among a companys foreign subsidiary areAtrade surpluses Bforeign trade Ccultural differences Dbalance of payments Etrade deficits99 In a wellknown study by Professor Geert Hofstede on international cultural differences the extent to which the less influential members of institutions accept and expect that power will be distributed unequally is referred to asApower distance Bneed for power Creligious practices Dlegal distinctions Epolitical differences10A finding from the study on international cultural differences 10 performed by Professor Geert Hofstede which refers to the degree to which ties between persons are normally loose rather than close is known asAmercantilism vs trade isolation Bloosetight tension Cindividualism vs collectivism Dreligious vs sacrimonious practices Elegal practices vs bribery11The following are factors that demand adapting personnel policies and 11 procedures to the differences among countries in which subsidiaries are based EXCEPTAindustrial relations factors Bimport tax rates Clabour cost factors Deconomic factors Ecultural factors12It is suggested that HR staff members in a foreign subsidiary are best 12 drawn fromAlocals Bhome country citizens Cparent country citizens Dthirdcountry nationals Ehostcountry citizens13In socialist countries HR practices tend to shift toward preventing 13 unemployment even at the cost ofAlongrange planning Befficiency Ccareer development Dcivil liberties Efreedom of expression14High labour costs can require a focus on efficiency and on human 14 resource practices aimed at improvingAabsenteeism rates Bgrievance procedures Cselection practices
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