31 u s firms have difficulty conducting performance appraisals on their expatriate e 4351364

31.U.S. firms have difficulty conducting performance appraisals on their expatriate employees because:

a.they use criteria applied to the host country’s culture.

b.they use criteria applied to the host country’s laws.

c.they use criteria applicable in the U.S. that may not be applicable to the host country.

d.they use criteria applicable to the economic environment.

32.Which of the following criteria would be most appropriate for appraising expatriate managers?

a.Cash flows

b.Profit levels

c.Negotiation skills

d.Input–output ratios

33.When it comes to assessing expatriate managers’ job performance, the key question is:

a.“Who should conduct the appraisal?”

b.“When should the appraisal be done?”

c.“Where should the appraisal be done?”

d.“Why should the appraisal be done?”

34.The performance appraisal process for expatriates is compounded by a misinterpretation of each other’s behavior which can lead to:


b.rater bias.

c.halo effect.

d.recent behavior bias.

35.Companies can overcome misunderstandings associated with expatriate performance appraisals by:

a.superimposing American performance standards.

b.using host country nationals to perform the evaluation.

c.using multiple raters including some who have experience in the host country.

d.using only American evaluators.

36.What is the allowance given to expatriates as a reward for being willing to move one’s family to a new country called?

a.Home leave allowance

b.Relocation allowance

c.Cost-of-living allowance

d.Foreign service premium

37.Which allowances are given to expatriates when living in a host country where expenses are greater than that in the United States?

a.Hardship allowances

b.Relocation allowances

c.Cost-of-living allowances

d.Foreign service premiums

38.Which allowance is given to expatriates to make up for any mistakes made in any of the other allowances for unforeseen complications?

a.Utility allowance

b.Hardship allowance

c.Relocation allowance

d.Foreign service premium

39.Returning expatriates are called:

a.veterans of foreign experience.


c.overseas returnees.

d.international vets.

40.All but which of the following create problems during repatriation?

a.Repatriates not being told what their job assignments will be prior to returning home.

b.Repatriates returning to jobs that require much more autonomy and authority than the jobs they held overseas.

c.Repatriates having difficulty readjusting to their native culture when returning home.

d.Expatriates becoming used to a higher quality of life in their host country.

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