The appropriability of technology deals with:
technology that has been illegally appropriated by a foreign government.
how appropriate the technology is for generating long-term profit.
how easily the technology can be learned and used by the host nation employees.
the ability of the firm to profit from its technology by protecting it from its competitors.
Which of the following is NOT a cultural variable?
In contrast to Russians, Arabs are more likely to make concessions because of their interest in:
accommodating the needs of others.
financial negotiating variables.
The process by which a firm’s managers evaluate the future prospects of the firm and decide on appropriate strategies to achieve long-term objectives is called:
internal resource analysis.
The critical criterion in the use of a franchising strategy is:
choice of management.
whether or not the local market has sophisticated consumers.
Which of the following is an example of the competitive aspect of strategic alliances?
Economies of scale in tangible assets
Upstream-downstream division of labor
Creating a critical mass to develop new technologies
Encircling existing competitors with alliance partners
The creation of a(n) __________ facilitates the beginning of a global strategy.
__________ are usually preferable where a high level of technical capability is required.
__________ suggests the need for job security, whereas people with __________ would probably be motivated by more risky opportunities for variety and fast-track advancement.
High uncertainty avoidance; low uncertainty avoidance
Low uncertainty avoidance; high uncertainty avoidance
Large power distance; small power distance
Small power distance; large power distance
The degree of general importance that working has in the life of an individual is called: