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  1 Copyright © 2017 Pearson Education, Inc.  International Management, 9e  (Deresky) Chapter 2 Managing Interdependence, Social Responsibility, and Ethics 1) In recent years, which of the following has lessened the criticisms of MNCs? A) increasing economic differences among countries B) greater emphasis on social responsibility by MNCs C) limited emphasis on social responsibility and ethical behavior D) dissolution of MNCs in developing countries Answer: B Difficulty: 2: Moderate Chapter: 2 Skill: Concept LO: 2-1: To understand the social responsibility of corporations toward its various constituencies around the world in particular their responsibilities toward human rights AACSB: Ethical understanding and reasoning 2) Which of the following concepts includes the expectation that MNCs should be concerned with the social and economic effects of their decisions? A) macropolitical interdependence B) international social responsibility C) corporate technoglobalism D) moral idealism Answer: B Difficulty: 1: Easy Chapter: 2 Skill: Concept LO: 2-1: To understand the social responsibility of corporations toward its various constituencies around the world in particular their responsibilities toward human rights AACSB: Ethical understanding and reasoning 3) Which of the following significantly increases the complexity of social responsibility and ethical behavior of MNCs? A) distance between the headquarters and the subsidiaries B) difficulties posed in training managers from different cultures C) additional stakeholders associated with the firm's activities D) international laws, regulations, and moral principles Answer: C Difficulty: 3: Challenging Chapter: 2 Skill: Concept LO: 2-1: To understand the social responsibility of corporations toward its various constituencies around the world in particular their responsibilities toward human rights AACSB: Ethical understanding and reasoning Full file at https://testbankuniv.eu/International-Management-Managing-Across-Borders-and-Cultures-Text-and-Cases-9th-Edition-Deresky-Test-B Full file at https://testbankuniv.eu/International-Management-Managing-Across-Borders-and-Cultures-Text-and-Cases-9th-Edition-Deresky-Test-B  2 Copyright © 2017 Pearson Education, Inc. 4) Sundew, an American soda company, opened a number of manufacturing units in a developing country. It employed people from the host country to work in the new units. This move radically lowered the poverty rate in the developing country. In this scenario, Sundew is  ________. A) making questionable payments B) following moral guidelines C) making a foreign investment D) adopting local customs Answer: C Difficulty: 3: Challenging Chapter: 2 Skill: Application LO: 2-1: To understand the social responsibility of corporations toward its various constituencies around the world in particular their responsibilities toward human rights AACSB: Analytical thinking 5) The Anti-Sweatshop Code of Conduct requires companies to provide a healthy and safe work environment and ________. A) to differentiate on the basis of gender B) to pay the prevailing local minimum wage C) to reduce environmental footprints D) to employ forced labor when the situation demands it Answer: B Difficulty: 2: Moderate Chapter: 2 Skill: Concept LO: 2-1: To understand the social responsibility of corporations toward its various constituencies around the world in particular their responsibilities toward human rights AACSB: Ethical understanding and reasoning 6) Social responsibility, ethical behavior, and interdependence are important concerns to be built into ________. A) economic control B) management control C) corporate sustainability D) moral idealism Answer: B Difficulty: 2: Moderate Chapter: 2 Skill: Concept LO: 2-1: To understand the social responsibility of corporations toward its various constituencies around the world in particular their responsibilities toward human rights AACSB: Ethical understanding and reasoning Full file at https://testbankuniv.eu/International-Management-Managing-Across-Borders-and-Cultures-Text-and-Cases-9th-Edition-Deresky-Test-B Full file at https://testbankuniv.eu/International-Management-Managing-Across-Borders-and-Cultures-Text-and-Cases-9th-Edition-Deresky-Test-B  3 Copyright © 2017 Pearson Education, Inc. 7) Global interdependence creates demands on international managers to take a positive stance on issues of social responsibility and ethical behavior. Answer: TRUE Difficulty: 1: Easy Chapter: 2 Skill: Concept LO: 2-1: To understand the social responsibility of corporations toward its various constituencies around the world in particular their responsibilities toward human rights AACSB: Ethical understanding and reasoning 8) Ethnocentric firms typically uses the same business practices in all cultures and markets. Answer: TRUE Difficulty: 1: Easy Chapter: 2 Skill: Concept LO: 2-1: To understand the social responsibility of corporations toward its various constituencies around the world in particular their responsibilities toward human rights AACSB: Ethical understanding and reasoning 9) Social responsibility deals with decisions and interactions mostly on an individual level. Answer: FALSE Difficulty: 1: Easy Chapter: 2 Skill: Concept LO: 2-1: To understand the social responsibility of corporations toward its various constituencies around the world in particular their responsibilities toward human rights AACSB: Ethical understanding and reasoning 10) Decisions about ethics tend to be made at a local level, affect more people, and reflect a general stance taken by a company or a number of decision makers. Answer: TRUE Difficulty: 2: Moderate Chapter: 2 Skill: Concept LO: 2-1: To understand the social responsibility of corporations toward its various constituencies around the world in particular their responsibilities toward human rights AACSB: Ethical understanding and reasoning 11) The sales, debts, and resources of some of the largest multinational firms exceed the gross national product, the public and private debt, and the resources, respectively, of some nations. Answer: TRUE Difficulty: 2: Moderate Chapter: 2 Skill: Concept LO: 2-1: To understand the social responsibility of corporations toward its various constituencies around the world in particular their responsibilities toward human rights AACSB: Application of knowledge Full file at https://testbankuniv.eu/International-Management-Managing-Across-Borders-and-Cultures-Text-and-Cases-9th-Edition-Deresky-Test-B Full file at https://testbankuniv.eu/International-Management-Managing-Across-Borders-and-Cultures-Text-and-Cases-9th-Edition-Deresky-Test-B  4 Copyright © 2017 Pearson Education, Inc. 12) The increased complexity regarding the social responsibility and ethical behavior of firms across borders is brought about by the distance between the headquarters and its subsidiaries. Answer: FALSE Difficulty: 2: Moderate Chapter: 2 Skill: Concept LO: 2-1: To understand the social responsibility of corporations toward its various constituencies around the world in particular their responsibilities toward human rights AACSB: Ethical understanding and reasoning 13) What is the difference between ethics and social responsibility? What are some of the social responsibility issues that MNCs must consider? Answer: Ethics deals with decisions and interactions on an individual basis, while social responsibility deals with broader decisions that affect the entire corporation. Issues of social responsibility for MNCs continue to center on the poverty and lack of equal opportunity around the world, the environment, consumer concerns, and employee safety and welfare. Difficulty: 3: Challenging Chapter: 2 Skill: Synthesis LO: 2-1: To understand the social responsibility of corporations toward its various constituencies around the world in particular their responsibilities toward human rights AACSB: Analytical thinking 14) What level of social responsibility is expected from domestic firms? What level is expected from international firms? Answer: Opinions on the level of social responsibility that a domestic firm should demonstrate range from one extreme–the only responsibility of a business is to make a profit, within the confines of the law, in order to produce goods and services and serve its shareholders' interests– to another extreme–companies should anticipate and try to solve problems in society. The stance toward social responsibility that a firm should take in its international operations, however, is much more complex–ranging perhaps from assuming some responsibility for economic development in a subsidiary's host country to taking an active role in identifying and solving world problems. Difficulty: 3: Challenging Chapter: 2 Skill: Concept LO: 2-1: To understand the social responsibility of corporations toward its various constituencies around the world in particular their responsibilities toward human rights AACSB: Ethical understanding and reasoning Full file at https://testbankuniv.eu/International-Management-Managing-Across-Borders-and-Cultures-Text-and-Cases-9th-Edition-Deresky-Test-B Full file at https://testbankuniv.eu/International-Management-Managing-Across-Borders-and-Cultures-Text-and-Cases-9th-Edition-Deresky-Test-B
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