Modern leadership theory recognizes that:
the democratic style of leadership works well in all situations.
the charismatic style of leadership works well in all situations.
no single leadership style works well in all situations.
the democratic, or participative, leadership style is less likely to have positive results with U.S. employees.
The __________ model of leadership style has been recommended by American research studies as the one most likely to have positive results with most U.S. employees.
__________ research focused on how some people are motivated by internal aspirations and life goals, whereas others are primarily motivated by the job conditions.
The critical factors necessary for successful leadership abroad have come to be known as the:
The continued prevalence of authoritative leadership in Russia has resulted in:
the dissolution of the status quo.
flatter organizational structures.
increased participation of employees in the decision-making process.
vertically managed hierarchies.
A study of average work hours in various countries conducted by Steers found that __________ worked longer hours and took fewer vacation days.
Which of the following is typical of the Mexican business culture?
Resistance to change
Bottom-up decision making
Flat organizational structure
Mike Norris was assigned as a business manager at an American MNC’s Russian subsidiary. In order to motivate his subordinates, Mike delegated limited authority to some of them. However, it did not work out as he expected. Which of the following is most likely the reason behind the plan’s failure?
Workers in Russia are less likely to use their own judgment in making decisions.
Workers in Russia prefer self-managed work teams.
The Russian culture is highly individualistic in nature.
The Russian culture is characterized by a low power distance.
For most people, the basic meaning of work is tied to:
Which of the following is true with regard to Japanese workers?
Japanese workers typically feel strong kinship to their employers.
Japanese workers do not consider friendship to be an integral part of the workplace.
Japanese workers are typically lazy and are not dedicated to group goals.
Japanese workers consider work to be less important in their lives compared to leisure.
Which of the following is NOT one of the typical characteristics of a successful leader with a global mindset?
Low cultural quotient
Low power distance implies that:
people would be more motivated by teamwork and relations with peers.
most people would be more comfortable with the traditional division of work and roles.
people would be more likely to prefer an autocratic leadership style.
most people would be more comfortable with a clear distinction between managers and subordinates rather than with a blurring of decision-making responsibility.
Which of the following is one of the typical roles managers on international assignments must often play to enhance leadership effectiveness?
Manager of the local firm
Cultural representative of the neighboring country
Cultural representative of the host country
Representative of competing firms
Which of the following is true about highly feminine cultures?
People are more comfortable with the traditional division of work and roles.
People are motivated by risky opportunities for variety and fast-track advancement.
The division of work and roles tend to be looser, motivating people through more flexible roles and work networks.
Opportunities for individual advancement and autonomy are the driving factors for people in feminine cultures.
Rewarding the individual is frowned upon in __________ because it encourages competition rather than the desired group cooperation.
the United States
Work centrality refers to:
the division of work roles between men and women in a given society.
the degree of general importance that working has in the life of an individual at any given point in time.
employee attitudes toward leaders.
the concentration of work networks in a given region.
__________ is/are the most common reasons given by Mexican workers for absenteeism and for failing to return to work.
Which of the following refers to a cultural variable that shapes the content of a leadership situation?
Level of risk
Elasticity of demand
Which of the following is true about collectivist cultures?
People are motivated when they feel that the company is providing them with good working conditions, fringe benefits, and training.
People typically opt for risky opportunities for variety and fast-track advancement.
People typically opt for high pay, personal accomplishment, and job advancement.
People place high emphasis on autonomy, opportunities for personal achievements, and a work–life balance.
Which of the following is NOT one of the typical reward categories in the United States?