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PBM - Chapter 3

Vocabulary / key term - By Ian McGonigal

International management The management of business operations conducted in more than one country.
Infrastructure A country's physical facilities that support economic activities
Political risk A company's risk of loss of assets, earning power, or managerial control due to politically based events or actions by host governments.
Power distance The degree to which people accept inequality in power among institutions, organizations, and people.
Uncertainty avoidance A value characterized by people's intolerance for uncertainty and ambiguity and resulting support for beliefs that promise certainty and conformity.
Individualism A preference for a loosly knit social framework in which individuals are expected to take care of themselves.
Collectivism A preference for a tightly knit social framework in which individuals look after one another and organizations protect their members' interests.
Masculinity A cultural preference for achievement, heroism, assertiveness, work centrality, and material sucess.
Feminity A cultural preference for relationships, cooperation, group decision making, and quality of life.
long-term orientation A greater concern for the future and high value on thrift and perserverance.
Short-term orientation A concern with the past and present and a high value on meeting social obligations.
Ethnocentrism A cultural attitude marked by the tendency to regard one's own culture as superior to others.
Most favored nation clause A term describing a GATT clause that calls for member countries to grant other member countries the most favorable treatment they accord any country concerning imports and exports.
Euro A single European currency that replaced the currencies of 12 European nations.
Market entry stratagies An organizational strategy for entering a foriegn market.
Global outsourcing Engaging in international division of labor so as to obtain the cheapest sources of labor and supplies regardless of country; also called global sourcing.
Culture shock Feelings of confusion, disorientation, and axiety that result from being immerded in a foriegn culture.
Four statges of globalization Domestic, international, multinational, global.
Key factors in the international enviromant Economic, lega-political, sociocultural
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