A company has selected a young Operations manager to start a factory operation in Malaysia over a three-year period. The assignment may extend another couple of years depending on the required transition. Which of the following programs is likely the MOST valuable to this international assignee while on assignment?
Which of the following best describes the reason why continual environmental scanning is important for an organization?
Which of the following stages of globalization is an organization likely in if it is pursuing a polycentric staffing approach?
An organization is in the decline stage of the organizational life cycle. It has worldwide locations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. However, it will be closing three of offices within the next two years. This was joint decision made by the management team at the annual managers’ meeting, which all managers above the senior manager grade level attended.
Key personnel in each of these offices are not worried because they will likely be re-deployed to meet specific organizational needs. In fact, this was what had occurred last year to one of its offices had shut down. In addition, management has reiterated this message. Which of the following stages of globalization BEST describes the phase this company is in?
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?
The HR Director of a multinational, U.S.-based company is proposing a staffing plan where foreign offices are staffed with as local nationals as possible instead of expatriates. Which of the following are NOT business justifications for this proposal?
According to Gregersen and Black, which of the following type of expatriate is the most likely to work through problems by constantly weighing the pros and cons of basing decision s on localized values vs. the corporation’s standardized procedures and processes?
Which of the following is an intangible cost of an international assignment?
Let’s assume you are training assemblers on how to use the production database to enter and track data on the status of work in process. In addition, in compliance with internal ISO 9001 procedures, you must evaluate the status of the training for the individual as (1) performs with close supervision, (2) performs with minimal supervision, (3) capable of supervising others, or (4) extended training.
Which of the following level of learning (as described by Bloom’s taxonomy) would best describe an individual who “performs with minimal supervision”?
Which of the following factors is NOT a significant variable in how an individual may re-adjust after returning home ?
A U.S. Based high tech company has built a R&D office in Bangalire, India. Four years have passed since greenfield operation was successfully built. During this time, the new location has taken on higher priority engineering projects and has trained and developed managerial skills of its newly recruited managers in Bangalore.
Headquarters wants the office to take on a new engineering project that would expand its business by adding a new product line. This project has been identified as the most important objective for the corporation in the mid-term. However,the site still lacks technical knowledge in a particular area. Which of the following types of international assignments is the most appropriate in order to fill this knowledge gap ?
Which of the following decribes an employee’s motivational potential, according to the job characteristics mode?
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?
Which of the following is NOT a potential outcome of a poor decision making process by the individual in resolving to pursue an international assignment?
Which of the following statements describes a false positive in the selection process?
Which of the following competencies is required for a global leader to succeed cross-functionally across groups ?
Which of the following statements is ture?
Which of the following factor is NOT affected by demographic considerations?
Which of the following ways does a U.S. company practices regarding industrial relations differ from the approach of most nations?
Utilizing Briscoe and Hall’s framework of defining competencies, which of the following is disadvantage of utilizing a strategies-based approach to defining competencies?
Which of the following is NOT considered a competitive advantage strategy ?
Researchers have determined that in some cultures, informal training programs are more effective than formal training programs. Which of the following programs is an example of a formal training program?
Which of the following represents a PRIMARY reason why employees leave an organization ?
Which of the following is NOT an external third-party source for recruiting ?
Which of the following is NOT a potential reason for geographic differentials in pay?
Which of the following would NOT impact the effectiveness of the transfer of training?
Which of the following is NOT a reason why corporations in the 21st century have decided to accelerate the rate of their global expansion?
Which of the following takes into account the effects of inflation when analyzing data from a pulished survey?
A company decide to purpose an international assignment program to fill a new position in its new office Beijing, China. With the assistance of the human resources professional, the management, team has finalized a list of selection criteria of the candidate for the role considering the entire scope of the international assignment. During the interviewing process, they utilize various tools to isolate out the success factors.
After deciding on the candidate and the individual accepting the offer, the human resources professional with vendors to provide cross-cultural training prior to departure and plans all the logistical details for the relocation. The human resources professional also assists the individual and his family by providing contacts and setting up meetings with other expatriates in the host country to orientate the expatriate before country, ie career deveploment, potential roles, personal transition, etc. In this scenario, which of the following actions items were forgotten to ensure a successful international assignment?
After two years of selling mostly prototypes of their product, built to customer specifications, a company is beginning to commercialize this product. The current average cost to build the product is $1000 per unit, where $600 is the bill of materials and $400 id the direct labor. The company currently produces at the run rate of the 100 good units per week from 200 total units processed. The firm currently sells the product at $1500 per unit, without volume discounts. One of the major pressures from their customers is to cut costs by 40% within one year. Which of the following strategies should the firm pursue first based on the following research data ? Please assume there is infinite customer demand.