International Management Study Set 1

Business

Quiz 4 :
The Meanings and Dimensions of Culture

Quiz 4 :
The Meanings and Dimensions of Culture

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

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

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

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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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According to the text, in Japan, the top cultural priority is independence.
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Increasingly, individual rewards are an accepted norm in countries across the globe.
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A major dimension in the study of culture is values.
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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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George England found that personal value systems are relatively stable and do not change rapidly.
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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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Power distance is "the extent to which less powerful members of institutions and organizations accept that power is distributed unequally."
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Countries with low uncertainty-avoidance cultures have a great deal of structuring of organizational activities, more written rules, less risk-taking by managers, lower labor turnover, and less ambitious employees.
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Masculinity is defined by Hofstede as "a situation in which the dominant values in society are success, money, and things."
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Cultures with a high masculinity index tend to favor earnings, advancement, and challenge.
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In describing the concept of time.Trompenaars identified three different approaches: sequential, circular, and synchronous.
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Universalism is the belief that ideas and practices can be applied everywhere without modification.
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The United Kingdom is considered a high-neutral culture.
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Individuals in a specific culture often appear to be indirect and introverted, and work and private life often are closely linked.
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An achievement culture is a culture in which status is attributed based on who or what a person is.
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Results of the GLOBE project indicate that there are leader behaviors, attributes, and organizational practices that are universally accepted and effective across cultures.
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