31.The difficulty that companies face when trying to adapt management practices to cultural differences is that different cultures will probably perceive management practices and policies differently.
32.Power distance is greatest in countries where power is distributed equally across all societies and organizations.
33.SpongeBob SquarePants, the animated underwater adventures of a group of sea creatures, will soon be available in China, but due to restrictions on conventional promotion, the event will be promoted on the Great Wall. This modification of promotional strategy reflects a local adaptation to the Chinese culture.
34.When a company based in Singapore hires an Australian manager to run its manufacturing plant in Australia, the manager would be classified as an expatriate.
35.The evidence clearly shows that how well an expatriate’s spouse and family adjust to the foreign culture is the most important factor in determining the success or failure of an international assignment.
36.According to “What Really Works,” studies have proven that cross-cultural training helps employees to adjust more quickly to new cultures that they are unfamiliar with.