15 notecards = 4 pages (4 cards per page)
Multinational organizations that take the polycentric and regiocentric approaches to assigning management positions assign parent country nationals to top-level management positions and host country nationals or regional country nationals to mid-level management positions and below respectively.
The approach within multinational organizations to assigning management positions that holds the greatest potential of hindering communication is the ethnocentric approach.
When negotiating, Mexican business people expect the process to be an enjoyable give-and-take that is as much a test of social skills as a debate over business details, thus, they prefer to seek a mutually beneficial business agreement and do not appreciate a pushy business counterpart.
It should not be surprising if a business meeting in Saudi Arabia does not start on time because they prefer to function on monochronic time.
Direct eye contact is considered insulting in most Asian cultures.
Multinational organizations that take the __________ approach assign parent country nationals to all key management positions at both the top and mid-management levels.
Participants from low-context cultures value __________ and __________, while participants from high-context cultures value __________ and __________.
expertise, performance; personal relations, goodwill
Which of the following is a suggestion for better understanding the cultures of our international business partners?
Reflect on your perceptions of your foreign business partner’s country, culture, and subcultures
If your intercultural business partner’s language is different from your own, then you have three options. Which of the following choices lists those options in order from least to most effective?
Stick with your native language; Rely on an interpreter or translator; Learn your intercultural communication partner’s native language
When making presentations to international audiences, which of the following is suggested?
Provide each audience member a handout containing your basic outline for the presentation in their native language.
As a rule, people from __________-context cultures prefer __________ personal distance, whereas people from __________-context cultures prefer __________ personal distance.
high; less; low; more
__________ refers to a preference for doing one thing at a time because time is limited, precise, segmented, and schedule driven.
__________ look each other in the eye when talking, with an intensity that makes Americans uncomfortable, because they believe the eyes are the window to the soul and knowing a person’s heart and soul is important to work well together.
Another example of how gestures differ among cultures includes nodding your head. In the __________ nodding your head up and down means “yes”; however, in __________ nodding your head up and down means “no".
What is the gesture Roger E. Axtell, author of Gestures: The Do's and Taboos of Body Language Around the World, refers to as “the ultimate gesture, the absolutely universal gesture ?"