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1

Which domestic organization uses existing capabilities to move into overseas markets?

international corporation

2

What is a transnational corporation?

attempt to balance local responsiveness and global scale

3

A corporation that has independent business units operating in several countries is...

a multinational corporation

4

Which type of organization requires international human resources capabilities?

Global corporation

5

What factor is considered to be part of a country's cultural environment?

educational system

6

What is a country called if an international business operates within its boundaries?

host country

7

What are the 3 sources of employees with whom to staff international operations?

- expatriates
- host-country nationals
- 3rd-country nationals

8

what are the employees from the home country who are on an international assignment called?

Home-country nationals (or expatriates)

9

Term used to describe employees who are native of a country other than the host or home country.

Third-country nationals

10

What is a foreign assignment of 6 to 12 months called?

a short-term assignment

11

Mary, Canadian, working 3 months for US company in Saudi Arabia, for a Us pay package:

third-country national on a commuter assignment

12

What is one disadvantage of increased use of host-country nationals?

Home-country nationals tend to be more productive

13

Why are international corporations making greater use of third-country nationals?

because they are often multilingual

14

What are the four core criteria that are viewed as essential in worldwide recruiting efforts?

- respect others
- integrity
- drive for results
- capability

15

Which four factors should organizations focus on to attract and retain talent in new countries?

- purpose
- opportunity
- brand
- culture

16

In Canada, what do managers tend to emphasize in their selection practices?

merit

17

In countries outside of Canada, what are the three factors managers tend to use as a basis for hiring?

- common origins
- social status
- family ties

18

What is the first step involved in selecting individuals for international assignments?

self-selection

19

In selecting for a foreign job, what needs to be assessed for ability to adapt to environment?

assess augmented skills and attributes

20

What are the skills that are critical to an employee's success abroad?

core skills

21

What are the skills called that help facilitate the efforts of expatriate managers?

augmented skills

22

What is the primary reason for an expatriate to fail his or her assignment?

The expatriate's family could not adapt

23

What assumption is the mistake managers can make when managing employees in a foreign country?

people in different countries have similar expectations

24

Preparing for international jobs, the least helpful item to learn about is:
- the history and values of host country
- the history and values of own organization
- the culture of the home country
- the culture of the showy country

the culture of the home country

25

What can sensitivity training help expatriate with?

overcoming ethnic prejudiced they might harbour

26

What are two types of training for employees working internationally?

Language training and cultural training

27

Managers range from autocratic to participative. Where do Japanese managers fit?

at the most participatory end of the continuum

28

Which reflects the loyalty of North American employees when compared to Japanese employees?

They mat feel little loyalty to the organization

29

How frequently are expatriates' international assignments affected by their spouses's careers?

nearly half of assignments

30

What proportion of expatriates leave their company soon after returning home?

one half