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Quiz 4 :
Global Management: Managing Across Borders

Quiz 4 :
Global Management: Managing Across Borders

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Keith Reinhard of the nonprofit group Business for Diplomatic Action said,"Americans are seen throughout the world as compassionate,caring people,who are helpful and soft spoken."
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Explanation: Americans "are seen throughout the world as an arrogant people,totally self-absorbed and loud," says Keith Reinhard,former head of advertising conglomerate DDB Worldwide who is leading an effort to reverse that through a nonprofit group called Business for Diplomatic Action.

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Becoming a world citizen includes being global in focus,but thinking local,learning what's appropriate behavior,knowing your field,and becoming at least minimally skilled in the language of the local country.
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Explanation: Becoming a world citizen includes being global in focus,but thinking local,learning what's appropriate behavior,knowing your field,and becoming at least minimally skilled in the language of the local country.

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Learning how to enhance the American global image of being a "caring,wonderful person" is part of becoming a world citizen.
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Explanation: Becoming a world citizen includes learning how not to be an "ugly American." Americans "are seen throughout the world as an arrogant people,totally self-absorbed and loud," says Keith Reinhard,former head of advertising conglomerate DDB Worldwide.

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Before you travel and conduct business abroad,spend some time learning about other patterns of interpersonal communication,such as in Afghanistan,where a man does not ask another man about his wife.
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Developing a more globally interdependent system defines nationalism.
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Great civilizations have had the characteristic of a strong economy,despite their communication problems.
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While in Italy,Tony was able to communicate important information to George,his business partner,via e-mail.Later that day,Tony remarked to George about how helpful it was that he was able to return to their office in New York in less than nine hours.This "shrinking" of time and space as air travel and the electronic media have made it easier for people around the globe to communicate with one another defines the global village.
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The process whereby managers are able to utilize Microsoft Excel to improve the record-keeping related to marketing their products and services is known as e-commerce.
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ABC Investments has been advising customers financially since 1902.In 1989,ABC was able to open an office in Berlin,after the Berlin Wall came down.Later,ABC opened several offices in Asia when several Asian countries opened their economies to foreign investors,then as governments began to deregulate their economies,ABC was able to allow their global customers to move their money freely around the world.ABC Investment's experience is evidence of the three historic global changes which Rosabeth Moss Kantor of the Harvard Business School spoke of.
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The availability of goods,people,and money to be able to move more freely worldwide is known as the flexible economy.
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Foreign companies have built plants in the United States,slowly revitalizing parts of industrial America,with foreign direct investment only at 5% of America's GDP.In addition,companies based overseas provide jobs for about 1% of U.S.workers.
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A negative effect of global economic interdependency is the movement,or outsourcing,of formerly well-paying jobs overseas as companies seek cheaper labor costs.
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Certain industries,like telecommunications and financial services,are especially suited for being midsize and local,so these companies are not trying to become bigger or merge with other big companies.
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Sally has seen such great interest in her scented candles that she has decided to start her own small business selling them.One benefit that Sally's company can achieve with the Internet and the World Wide Web is that her organization can operate globally,helping her get started more easily because she can put products on a website and sell worldwide,with the advantages of distribution and scope that large companies have.
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One advantage of small companies over large organizations is the ability to make decisions more slowly and methodically if needed,which gives small companies a global advantage in terms of time and distance over large companies.
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Paul McDonald,executive director of recruitment firm Robert Half Management Resources,said,"Anyone with international experience will have a leg up,higher salary,and be more marketable."
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Don,the CEO of Pie Technology,announced in a conference call the corporate strategic goal of operations in several countries.When this long-term vision by Don is realized,it would qualify Pie Technology as a multinational corporation.
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A nonprofit organization with operations in several states is a multinational organization.
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Susan,a teacher,is interested in helping children in other countries learn how to read.She has formed an international nonprofit organization that travels to several nations in Africa to donate books and work in schools as tutors.Susan's organization is an example of a multinational corporation.
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Technology,such as e-mail and videoconferencing,works best to show commitment to customers and handle joint ventures and mergers.
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