International Business

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International Business, 14e (Daniels et al.)
Chapter 2 The Cultural Environments Facing Business

1) ________ consists of specific learned norms based on attitudes, values, and beliefs of a group of people.
A) Ethnology
B) Civilization
C) Culture
D) Doctrine
Answer: C
Diff: 1
Skill: Concept
Objective: 1
AACSB: Multicultural and diversity understanding

2) Which of the following is NOT true about cultural diversity?
A) Companies may gain competitive advantages by bringing together people of diverse backgrounds.
B) Cultural diversity is most successful when domestic and foreign firms establish joint ventures.
C) Cultural diversity may help a company gain deeper knowledge about products and services.
D) The process of bringing people of
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Answer: C
Diff: 3
Learning Outcome: Explain how differences in culture affect the international business environment
Skill: Concept
Objective: 1
AACSB: Multicultural and diversity understanding

9) The nation offers a workable reference for studying cultural differences because ________.
A) a nation contains only one distinct culture
B) similarity among people is both a cause and effect of national boundaries
C) the commonality of language within a nation eases the process of conducting surveys
D) different groups within the same country always have more in common with each other than with groups in other countries
Answer: B
Diff: 2
Skill: Concept
Objective: 2
AACSB: Multicultural and diversity understanding

10) A problem of using the nation as a reference point for culture is that ________.
A) nations fail to mediate the different interests within their boundaries
B) self-stereotypes tend to fall along national lines
C) such an approach tends to be polycentric
D) variations tend to be great within a country
Answer: D
Diff: 2
Skill: Concept
Objective: 2
AACSB: Multicultural and diversity understanding

11) Certain attitudes can link groups, such as managers, from different nations more closely than managers with labor within a given nation. As a result, international businesspeople should most likely ________.
A) assume that there are few significant cultural differences
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