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Question 1 of 20 
Work centrality refers to:

 
A. the division of work roles between men and women in a given society. 
 
B. the degree of general importance that working has in the life of an individual at any given point in time. 
 
C. the concentration of work networks in a given region. 
 
D. employee attitudes toward leaders. 

Question 2 of 20 
A study of average work hours in various countries conducted by Steers found that __________ worked longer hours and took fewer vacation days.

 
A. Koreans 
 
B. Japanese 
 
C. British 
 
D. Indonesians 

Question 3 of 20 
Which of the following is NOT one of the typical reward categories in the United States?

 
A. Job content 
 
B. Cultural 
 
C. Financial 
 
D. Social status 

Question 4 of 20 
Which of the following does NOT accurately characterize workers in the Mexican culture?

 
A. They rank high on collectivism. 
 
B. They rank high on power distance. 
 
C. They rank low on individualism. 
 
D. They rank low on uncertainty avoidance. 

Question 5 of 20 
Which of the following is one of the typical roles managers on international assignments must often play to enhance leadership effectiveness?

 
A. Representative of competing firms 
 
B. Manager of the local firm 
 
C. Cultural representative of the host country 
 
D. Cultural representative of the neighboring country 

Question 6 of 20 
__________ research focused on how some people are motivated by internal aspirations and life goals, whereas others are primarily motivated by the job conditions.

 
A. Henry Mintzberg's 
 
B. Henri Fayol's 
 
C. Abraham Maslow's 
 
D. Frederick Herzberg's 

Question 7 of 20 
Which of the following is true with regard to the global leader's role?

 
A. Managers on international assignments do not represent the parent firm. 
 
B. The global leader's role comprises the interaction of two sets of variables, technology, and information. 
 
C. The cumulative effects of one or more weak managers hardly have a significant negative impact on the ability of the organization to meet its objectives. 
 
D. Managers on international assignments try to maximize leadership effectiveness by juggling several important, and sometimes conflicting, roles. 

Question 8 of 20 
Modern leadership theory recognizes that:

 
A. no single leadership style works well in all situations. 
 
B. the charismatic style of leadership works well in all situations. 
 
C. the democratic style of leadership works well in all situations. 
 
D. the democratic, or participative, leadership style is less likely to have positive results with U.S. employees. 

Question 9 of 20 
The critical factors necessary for successful leadership abroad have come to be known as the:

 
A. global logistics. 
 
B. global mindset. 
 
C. cultural diversity. 
 
D. cultural quotient. 

Question 10 of 20 
Which of the following is typical of the Mexican business culture?

 
A. Flat organizational structure 
 
B. Self-leadership 
 
C. Resistance to change 
 
D. Bottom-up decision making 

Question 11 of 20 
Rewarding the individual is frowned upon in __________ because it encourages competition rather than the desired group cooperation.

 
A. Taiwan 
 
B. the United States 
 
C. Canada 
 
D. Japan 

Question 12 of 20 
__________ is/are the most common reasons given by Mexican workers for absenteeism and for failing to return to work.

 
A. Personal illness 
 
B. Family reasons 
 
C. Job dissatisfaction 
 
D. Transportation costs 

Question 13 of 20 
According to the GLOBE Project, being a participative leader is regarded as more important in:

 
A. Canada. 
 
B. Egypt. 
 
C. Indonesia. 
 
D. Mexico. 

Question 14 of 20 
The task of __________ is the essence of leadership.

 
A. maintaining the status quo 
 
B. helping management reduce costs 
 
C. helping employees realize their highest potential in the workplace 
 
D. insulating the organization from changes in the external business environment 

Question 15 of 20 
For most people, the basic meaning of work is tied to:

 
A. self-actualization needs. 
 
B. subordinateship. 
 
C. group membership. 
 
D. economic necessity. 

Question 16 of 20 
Which of the following is true with regard to Japanese workers?

 
A. Japanese workers consider work to be less important in their lives compared to leisure. 
 
B. Japanese workers are typically lazy and are not dedicated to group goals. 
 
C. Japanese workers typically feel strong kinship to their employers. 
 
D. Japanese workers do not consider friendship to be an integral part of the workplace. 

Question 17 of 20 
The continued prevalence of authoritative leadership in Russia has resulted in:

 
A. flatter organizational structures. 
 
B. increased participation of employees in the decision-making process. 
 
C. the dissolution of the status quo. 
 
D. vertically managed hierarchies. 

Question 18 of 20 
Which of the following helps explain why Maslow's higher-order needs are generally not very high on most Mexican workers' lists of needs?

 
A. An absence of free trade zones in the country 
 
B. A low regard for family and personal relationships 
 
C. A relatively low standard of living for most workers 
 
D. A high rate of absenteeism in the maquiladoras 

Question 19 of 20 
Low power distance implies that:

 
A. people would be more likely to prefer an autocratic leadership style. 
 
B. most people would be more comfortable with the traditional division of work and roles. 
 
C. people would be more motivated by teamwork and relations with peers. 
 
D. most people would be more comfortable with a clear distinction between managers and subordinates rather than with a blurring of decision-making responsibility. 

Question 20 of 20 
Mike Norris was assigned as a business manager at an American MNC's Russian subsidiary. In order to motivate his subordinates, Mike delegated limited authority to some of them. However, it did not work out as he expected. Which of the following is most likely the reason behind the plan's failure?

 
A. Workers in Russia are less likely to use their own judgment in making decisions. 
 
B. The Russian culture is characterized by a low power distance. 
 
C. The Russian culture is highly individualistic in nature. 
 
D. Workers in Russia prefer self-managed work teams. 

 

 

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