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1.Which of the following key questions do managers not ask when designing the organizational structure?
A. Should the company evaluate its employees?
B. How should the company introduce corrective measures?
C. Who should coordinate the activities to achieve overall strategies?
D. How should information be delivered to managers?
E. What is the most efficient method of linking divisions to each other?
2.Which of the following do companies NOT need to know about differences in political and legal systems?
A. If host government approval is necessary for making direct investments
B. If specific departments have the authority to give approval for business deals
C. If firms must hire outside consultants to teach them about the local system
D. If English is spoken
E. If legal and political processes often differ in target countries
3. Changes in strategy require ________.
A. a low-cost leadership strategy
B. chains of command
D. adjustments in structure
4. Which of the following statements does NOT describe a mission statement?
A. The mission statement guides decisions such as which industries to enter.
B. Mission statements explain the effect of company's operations on stakeholders.
C. A mission statement is a written statement of why a company exists.
D. The mission statement of an international business depends on its type of business.
E. A mission statement identifies and selects an organization's objectives.
5. Which of the following is NOT a question to ask before going global?
A. Is your company a start-up?
B. Have you or your employees lived in other cultures for a long time?
C. Do you or your employees speak other languages?
D. Will you need to adapt your product?
E. Is your company's infrastructure able to handle international activities?
6.When designing structure, managers must consider the degree of ________ needed among various groups within the firm.
7. Which of the following strategies is NOT business-level strategy?
A. A brand strategy
B. A growth strategy
C. A differentiation strategy
D. A focus strategy
E. A low-cost leadership strategy
8. For self-managed teams, experts suggest all of the basic guidelines except ________.
A. ignoring cultural differences in self-managed teams
B. using selection tests to identify the employees likely to perform well in a team
C. training local managers at the parent company
D. adapting self-managed work teams to the national culture of each subsidiary
E. adapting the integration process of work teams to each national culture