11 Jul 2014

Smu mba international business management sample paper set two











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3. Identify the true and false statements.
1. With globalisation, country risk analysis has become less important to the international creditors and investors.
2. Analysing the country risk helps in evaluating the risk for a planned project considered for a foreign country and assesses gain and loss possibility outcomes of cross-border investment or export strategy.
Correct
1F, 2T
Feedback:Right choice Statement 1 is false because with globalisation country risk analysis has become essential for the international creditors and investors. Statement 2 is true.
1F, 2F
1T, 2F
1T, 2T
Unit 06-1 Mark
1. Organisational structure of an international business has to be well designed and must be based on the ________.
Correct
Business strategy
Feedback:Right choice Organisational structure of an international business has to be well designed and must be based on the business strategy.
Strategy for expansion
Employee relations
Human resource strategy
 2. The international human resource manager needs to formulate ________ before starting the process of hiring employees.
Human Resource Management (HRM) policies
Wrong
Labour policies
Feedback:Not the right choice Labour policies are jointly decided by trade union members and management.
International Human Resource Management (IHRM) policies
Should have chosen
Staffing policies
1. Match the following:
Match
Correct Answer
User answer
Feedback

Country history
Good understanding of the key factors
How the country is positioned in the world
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Corporate risk
Enhances wealth from the available resources
Development of societies
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Dependency level
How the country is positioned in the world
Enhances wealth from the available resources
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External environment
Development of societies
Good understanding of the key factors
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 2. Match the following:
Match
Correct Answer
User answer
Feedback

Domestic financial system
Basel Committee and Central Banks
Assets to be received from foreign customers
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Cross-border business risk
Assets to be received from foreign customers
Affects the external financial position of the economy
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External debt
Affects the external financial position of the economy
Analyse a country
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Data sourcing
Analyse a country
Basel Committee and Central Banks
 3. Which of the following is a disadvantage of the ethnocentric approach?
Providing recognition for trade unions
Adaptability of managers to different countries after international exposure over a period of time
Wrong
Availability of highly skilled employees at the subsidiaries.
Feedback:Not the right choice This is one of the assumptions made by the management while hiring best suited employees for vital positions.
Should have chosen
Host country employees being deprived of promotion
 4. Which of the following is one of the main dimensions of international human resource management?
Wrong
Managerial expertise
Feedback:Not the right choice This is one of the skills of expatriates.
Interpersonal skills
Should have chosen
Human resource activities
Product knowledge
 5. _______ refers to a wide array of factors beyond the companys control.
Should have chosen
External environment
Wrong
Environmental risks
Feedback:Not the right choice Environmental risks is one of the factors of external environment.
Strategy for expansion
Internal environment

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