Flashcards in Kahoot Deck (44)
Which domestic organization uses existing capabilities to move into overseas markets?
What is a transnational corporation?
attempt to balance local responsiveness and global scale
A corporation that has independent business units operating in several countries is...
a multinational corporation
Which type of organization requires international human resources capabilities?
What factor is considered to be part of a country's cultural environment?
What is a country called if an international business operates within its boundaries?
What are the 3 sources of employees with whom to staff international operations?
- host-country nationals
- 3rd-country nationals
what are the employees from the home country who are on an international assignment called?
Home-country nationals (or expatriates)
Term used to describe employees who are native of a country other than the host or home country.
What is a foreign assignment of 6 to 12 months called?
a short-term assignment
Mary, Canadian, working 3 months for US company in Saudi Arabia, for a Us pay package:
third-country national on a commuter assignment
What is one disadvantage of increased use of host-country nationals?
Home-country nationals tend to be more productive
Why are international corporations making greater use of third-country nationals?
because they are often multilingual
What are the four core criteria that are viewed as essential in worldwide recruiting efforts?
- respect others
- drive for results
Which four factors should organizations focus on to attract and retain talent in new countries?
In Canada, what do managers tend to emphasize in their selection practices?
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
What is the first step involved in selecting individuals for international assignments?
In selecting for a foreign job, what needs to be assessed for ability to adapt to environment?
assess augmented skills and attributes
What are the skills that are critical to an employee's success abroad?
What are the skills called that help facilitate the efforts of expatriate managers?
What is the primary reason for an expatriate to fail his or her assignment?
The expatriate's family could not adapt
What assumption is the mistake managers can make when managing employees in a foreign country?
people in different countries have similar expectations
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
What can sensitivity training help expatriate with?
overcoming ethnic prejudiced they might harbour
What are two types of training for employees working internationally?
Language training and cultural training
Managers range from autocratic to participative. Where do Japanese managers fit?
at the most participatory end of the continuum
Which reflects the loyalty of North American employees when compared to Japanese employees?
They mat feel little loyalty to the organization
How frequently are expatriates' international assignments affected by their spouses's careers?
nearly half of assignments