International Dimensions of Organizational Behaviour
Please answer the 4 questions below. In your answers, please pay attention to the following:
- Develop logical thoughts and arguments that demonstrate your mastery of the concepts and use of knowledge.
- Be clear and concise, but also make sure to express your thoughts fully.
- Focus on the question being asked, and give straightforward answers.
- Try not to exceed 2 pages per question. Formatting: Times New Roman, 12-pt font, double-spaced pages.
- Briefly explain the differences between moral universalism, ethnocentrism, and ethical relativism. In your view, which approach is the best to deal with ethical issues in international OB? Why?
- Why is managing human resources much more complex and important in the international context? Discuss your answer with respect to selection, training, and compensation of the international workforce.
- Why is language (verbal and nonverbal) often a cause of miscommunication across cultures? What can international managers do to minimize such communication problems?
- What is stereotyping? In what ways do you think people might stereotype you? Give a few examples.