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Principles of Management

Chapter Review Questions

Principles of ManagementChapter Review Questions

  1. Why is international management a critical area that all management students should be aware of?
  2. Briefly describe the main cultural dimensions of Hofstede’s framework. Where does the U.S. stand on each of the dimensions?
  3. What is power distance? What are the implications of power distance for how management is conducted in different societies?
  4. How is the GLOBE project different from the Hofstede project of cultural dimensions? What are the main findings of the study?
  5. What are country clusters? Pick any three clusters and discuss some of the leadership preferences for each cluster.
  6. Compare and contrast low-rigor versus high-rigor cross-cultural training. Provide some examples of each type of training.
  7. What is predeparture cross-cultural training? What is postarrival cross-cultural training? Which method works best and why?
  8. What is a global strategy? When do companies prefer a global strategy?
  9. Compare and contrast a global, regional, and local strategy. Discuss some advantages and disadvantages of each method.
  10. What are the various means available to companies to go international? When is an exporting strategy most appropriate?
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