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International Marketing Study Set 8

Business

Quiz 5 :

Culture, Management Style, and Business Systems

Quiz 5 :

Culture, Management Style, and Business Systems

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Electives are business customs to which adaptation is helpful but not necessary.
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Being direct and wanting to get to the point are characteristics of a business person who operates in polychronic time.
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Businesspeople in low-context cultures use e-mail more often than those in high-context cultures.
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High-context cultures place great importance on the verbal aspects of communication.
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The three typical decision-making patterns are top-level management decisions, decentralized decisions, and committee or group decisions.
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The majority of business customs fit into the cultural elective category.
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The business community's defense against payoffs was that they were a way of life throughout the world.
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Family-run businesses are more likely to follow the pattern of top-level management decision making.
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Workers in countries higher in individualism and lower in power distance show more commitment to their companies than workers in countries with lower individualism and higher power distance.
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Currently in most international businesses, women represent a small percentage of the employees who are chosen for an international assignment.
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Polychronic time is characterized by "a great involvement with people."
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Most North Americans operate on monochronic time.
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In order to be successful, a business should recognize and accommodate any cultural imperatives associated with a foreign entity.
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In the committee decision setup, every committee member must be convinced of the merits of the proposition or product in question.
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The notion that competition is crucial for efficiency, improvement, and regeneration is fundamental to Western management practices.
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Adaptation requires business executives to forsake their ways and change to local customs.
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The acceptance of the independent enterprise as an instrument of social action is a fundamental concept of U.S. corporations.
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High Power Distance Index countries are more egalitarian than low Power Distance Index countries.
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Kyle recently transferred to Norway and is working with Britt on a marketing idea, but their different approaches have created a quandary. If Kyle doesn't understand Britt's customs, he is more likely to evaluate Britt's behavior by relying on what is familiar to her.
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The "master of destiny" philosophy is based on the idea that individuals are not in control of their own futures but are at the mercy of decisions made by business and government.
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