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Q31. Which of the following factors is an incentive for company to pursue localization?

A. Market reponsiveness

B. Brand integrity

C. Product quality

D. Economies of scale

Answer: A

Q32. Which of the following statements describes a false positive in the selection process?

A. A qualified candidate who was hired

B. An unqualified candidate who was rejected

C. A qualified candidate who was rejected

D. An unqualified candidate who was hired

Answer: D

Q33. Which of the following is an intangible benefit of an international assignment?

A. Faster cross-border project completion times

B. Development of technical skills by local workers

C. Increased alignment of host country goals with overall company goals and objectives

D. Increased process efficiency


Q34. You are responsible for hiring an engineering architect in Bangalore, India through a short-term international assignment. Which of the following rechniques is the LEAST relevant selection selection criterion tool for this position?

A. Standardized measures of psychological traits

B. Evaluation of work samples

C. Self-assessment

D. One-on-one interviewing


Q35. Which of the following is a disadvantage of utilizing internal recruitment methods?

A. Morale problem

B. Misplacements

C. Organizational inbreeding

D. Long orientation time

Answer: C

Q36. Which of the following is NOT a basic objective of a total compensation system?

A. Internal and external equity for employees

B. All of the above

C. Aligns with organization's vision, mission, and short and long-term strategies

D. Provides direst compensation that leads the market


Q37. Which of the following factors is NOT likely an issue a human resources professional would help a family to work through to determine the appropriateness of an international assignment for the family at that time?

A. Is adventure and discovering new things characteristic of the family?

B. Is the family stable and relationships currently harmonious?

C. Is there a history of drug abuse in the family?

D. Are the children open to moving to the host country?

Answer: C

Q38. A company has two locations and is in the domestic stage of globalization. The firm has identified an objective to become a truly multinational corporation in 5 years in order to become competitive and reduce overall costs of operations. Given this strategic goal, which of the following international assignments would result in the highest ROI?

A. Operations executive with the following tangible costs = $180,000 salary + $70,000 allowances + $60,000 services to open up operations in the second location

B. Human resources manager with the following tangible costs = $105,000 salary + $70,000 allowances + $60,000 services to open up operations in the second location

C. Customer service coordinator with the following tangible costs = $55,000 salary + $50,000 allowances + $30,000 services to open up the market in the second location

D. Sales executive with the following tangible costs = $180,000 salary + $70,000 allowances + $60,000 services to open up the market in the second location

Answer: A

Q39. A company has planned and executed an a successful 3-year international assignment of an individual to its new office in Beijing, China. The individual has three more monthd on assignment before returning to the United States.

The expatriate has repeatedly e-mailed and called leaving messages with both the home country manager and the human resources professional in orger to inquire about his new role after the assignment, but has not received any response. In response, the international assignee has gotten more anxious, which has affected his productivity. Which of the following outcomes is NOT likely as a direct result of the above scenario?

A. Individual quits after returning from the assignment

B. Successful repatriation

C. Brownout of the individual

D. Host country manager facilitates the response regarding his career growth


Q40. Which of the following is NOT considered a competitive advantage strategy?

A. Above Market Compensation Structure

B. Product differentiation

C. Cost advantage

D. Customer Intimacy


Q41. Which of the following issues does the International Labor Organization (ILO), European Union (EU), and the Organization Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) all address?

A. Industrial relations

B. Combating bribery

C. Taxation

D. Education and culture


Q42. What is a disadvantage of the divisional departmentalization?

A. Focus is too narrow

B. Inefficient use of human resources

C. Disregards broader organizational considerations

D. Unity of command is lost

Answer: B

Q43. Which of the following cultural ramifications affect the design stage of global training development process?

A. Some culteres expect only positive comments about trainers, not candid comments

B. Some culteres perfer lectures, not role-playing andfacilitations

C. Some culteres perfer not admitting certain problems because of "losing face"

D. Some cultures learn deductively, not inductively


Q44. Which of the following scenarios does NOT usually lead to driving global organizational change?

A. Operational problems

B. Initiative to reduce costs

C. Response to competitive threat

D. Turnover in a region


Q45. Which of the following is NOT a pay survey?

A. Published surveys

B. Job evaluation

C. In-house surveys

D. Utilization