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  • 1. 
    Hofstede’s cultural paradigm emphasizes
    • A. 

      Disruptive cultural change.

    • B. 

      Ecological change.

    • C. 

      Cultural stability.

    • D. 

      Ecological stability.

  • 2. 
    Brannen and Thomas (2010) introduce the concept of Bicultural Identity Integration (BII). Individuals with a high BII differ from those with a low BII, in/because
    • A. 

      They respond to cultural cues in culturally coregent ways, because they suppress one identity, depending on the context.

    • B. 

      They switch between their cultural identities.

    • C. 

      They have less internal conflicts, because they keep their cultural identities separate.

    • D. 

      They perceive their two identities as compatible and complementary.

  • 3. 
    According to Brannen & Thomas (2010) bicultural individuals identify with
    • A. 

      One (or more) distinct cultures because of having internalized more than one set of cultural schemas

    • B. 

      Two (or more) distinct cultures because of having internalized more than one set of cultural schemas.

    • C. 

      Three (or more) distinct cultures because of having internalized more than one set of cultural schemas.

    • D. 

      Multiple-level distinct cultures because of having internalized more than one set of cultural schemas.

  • 4. 
    According to Chen & Miller (2010) business reality has transformed from
    • A. 

      West meets East” to “East meets West”.

    • B. 

      “West leads East” to “East leads West”.

    • C. 

      “West leads East” to “West meets East”.

    • D. 

      “West meets East” to “East faces West”.

  • 5. 
    According to Chen & Miller (2010)
    • A. 

      The West leads East in development

    • B. 

      The East leads West in development

    • C. 

      The East develops its own ways of doing business

    • D. 

      The East follows the West’s way of doing business

  • 6. 
    According to Chen & Miller (2010) the ideal ambicultural manager of the 21st century is characterized by qualities such as:
    • A. 

      The ability to innovate continuously in globalized economy.

    • B. 

      The ability to develop reverse innovation in emerging economies.

    • C. 

      The ability to recruit talented work force from emerging markets.

    • D. 

      The ability to transcend divisions around the globe.

  • 7. 
    According to Eriksen (2007) globalization
    • A. 

      Is really not recent, and began already in the 18th century.

    • B. 

      Is really not recent, and began already in the early 19th century.

    • C. 

      Is really quite recent, and began roughly at the end of the 20th century.

    • D. 

      Is really recent, and began actually in the beginning of 21st century.

  • 8. 
    According to Eriksen (2007) globalization is significant because
    • A. 

      It is imposing a homogenization of the world never seen before.

    • B. 

      It is only an economic and technological process

    • C. 

      It is a process that involves only the so-called core and periphery nations.

    • D. 

      It standardizes, modernizes, deterritorializes and, by dialectical negation, localizes people

  • 9. 
    Fang & Chimenson’s (2017) Thunderbird International Business Review paper describes that
    • A. 

      Swedish media had an overwhelmingly negative tone under 2006–2010 but positive since the end of 2010.

    • B. 

      Swedish media had an overwhelmingly positive tone under 2007–2011 but negative since the middle of 2011.

    • C. 

      Swedish media had an overwhelmingly negative tone under 2009–2012 but positive since the end of 2012.

    • D. 

      Swedish media had an overwhelmingly negative tone under 2008–2013 but positive since the middle of 2013.

  • 10. 
    Fang & Chimenson’s (2017) Thunderbird International Business Review paper describes that
    • A. 

      Swedish media had an overwhelmingly negative tone under 2006–2010 but positive since the end of 2010.

    • B. 

      Swedish media had an overwhelmingly positive tone under 2007–2011 but negative since the middle of 2011.

    • C. 

      Swedish media had an overwhelmingly negative tone under 2009–2012 but positive since the end of 2012.

    • D. 

      Swedish media had an overwhelmingly negative tone under 2008–2013 but positive since the middle of 2013.

  • 11. 
    Fang & Chimenson’s (2017) Thunderbird International Business Review paper what is the biggest fear that Volvo and media expressed?
    • A. 

      Geely would cut down employment in Sweden

    • B. 

      Volvo would lose their status as a high class automotive manufacturer

    • C. 

      The Chinese government would steal and copy technical innovations for other purposes

    • D. 

      All the above a, b, c.

  • 12. 
    Fang & Chimenson (2017) pointed out
    • A. 

      The media’s inability to analyze in terms of size, speed, paradox, and philosophy.

    • B. 

      The media’s inability to analyze in terms of vision, speed, context, and history.

    • C. 

      The media’s inability to analyze in terms of strategy, tradition, culture, and philosophy.

    • D. 

      The media’s inability to analyze in terms of history, situation, culture, and religion.

  • 13. 
    According to Fang (2001) “Culture as a driving force”
    • A. 

      Fairness is at the core of this case study.

    • B. 

      Cooperation is basic to Chinese negotiation style.

    • C. 

      Reciprocity is at the core of this case study.

    • D. 

      Competition is at the center of Chinese negotiation propensity.

  • 14. 
    According to Fang (2001) “Culture as a driving force” What is true about the conduct of the Chinese shipyard C in the case of shipbuilding negotiations:
    • A. 

      They learned from their counterparts.

    • B. 

      They made sure they didn’t lose face.

    • C. 

      They got back at those who did them wrong at all cost.

    • D. 

      They were teaching their counterparts.

  • 15. 
    Fang (2001) “Culture as a driving force” contributes to theory by adding
    • A. 

      A social metaphor.

    • B. 

      A technocultural metaphor.

    • C. 

      A cultural ecological metaphor.

    • D. 

      A cultural metaphor.

  • 16. 
    In Fang (2001): “Culture as a driving force”, why did the Chinese negotiator retaliate the new NOR manager who didn’t seem to have made any mistake
    • A. 

      Because the new and old NOR managers are private friends.

    • B. 

      Because the new NOR manager was appointed by the old NOR manager.

    • C. 

      The Chinese negotiator’s actual intention was to give the Shanghai assistant a lesson.

    • D. 

      The Chinese negotiator’s true intention was to give the Swedish assistant a lesson.

  • 17. 
    In Fang’s (2005-2006) paper on culture the author talked about
    • A. 

      Finnish sauna.

    • B. 

      Finnish sauna and sisu

    • C. 

      Finnish sauna in the Winter War.

    • D. 

      Finnish sauna and song.

  • 18. 
    Which of the following characteristics of culture is connected to the bipolar paradigm of culture described in Fang (2005-2006)?
    • A. 

      Culture changes over time.

    • B. 

      Culture is negotiated.

    • C. 

      Culture is learned and passed on.

    • D. 

      Culture is variable.

  • 19. 
    In Fang’s (2005-2006) paper on culture the author talked about
    • A. 

      Swedish stugor and folkhemmet.

    • B. 

      Swedish fika and IKEA.

    • C. 

      Swedish fika and folksong.

    • D. 

      Swedish “hon”, “han”, and “hen”.

  • 20. 
    In Fang’s (2005-2006) paper on culture the author suggested that
    • A. 

      We perceive culture as having a life of its opposites.

    • B. 

      We perceive culture as having a life of its own.

    • C. 

      We perceive culture not having a life of its own.

    • D. 

      We perceive culture only having a life of its opposites.

  • 21. 
    According to Fang (2012) “Yin Yang: A new perspective on culture” the principles of Yin Yang are:
    • A. 

      Dynastic, dialectic, holistic.

    • B. 

      Dynastic, dualistic, harmonistic.

    • C. 

      Dynamism, dialectical, harmonistic.

    • D. 

      Dynamic, dialectical, holistic.

  • 22. 
    According to Fang (2012) “Yin Yang: A new perspective on culture” what is the reason for the lack of duality thinking in cross-cultural management in the Western society?
    • A. 

      Because of prevailing cognitive system

    • B. 

      Because of formal logic

    • C. 

      Could be A or B, or both

    • D. 

      None of them are correct

  • 23. 
    What are the characteristics of Hofstede’s static cultural paradigm according to Fang (2012) “Yin Yang: A new perspective on culture”?
    • A. 

      Capturing culture through simplification, nationality/nation as the basis of analysis, focus on cultural difference.

    • B. 

      Bipolar cultural dimension, value as the most crucial component of culture, culture stability over time.

    • C. 

      All of the above characteristics

    • D. 

      None of the above characteristics

  • 24. 
    According to Fang (2012) “Yin Yang: A new perspective on culture
    • A. 

      Culture is a unique dynamic portfolio of self-selected globally available value orientations as a consequence of that culture’s all-dimensional learning over time.

    • B. 

      Culture is a unique inherited portfolio of globally-selected value orientations as a consequence of that culture’s five-dimensional learning over time.

    • C. 

      Culture is a unique strategic portfolio of globally-selected value orientations as a consequence of that culture’s all-dimensional learning over time.

    • D. 

      Culture is a unique stable portfolio of self-selected globally available value orientations as a consequence of that culture’s all-dimensional learning over time.

  • 25. 
    Fang et al (2004)’s “Why did the Telia-Telenor merger fail” challenges
    • A. 

      Hofstede’s cultural paradigm through a historical angle.

    • B. 

      Hofstede’s cultural paradigm through a paradoxical angle.

    • C. 

      Hofstede’s cultural paradigm through a philosophical angle.

    • D. 

      Hofstede’s cultural paradigm through a Yin Yang angle.