1. Multinational managers encounter many levels of culture. Which of the culture levels do you think might be the most difficult to manage? Why? Share an example. Which culture level do you think might be the easiest to understand? Why? Give an example of this. Your response should be at least 200 words in length.
2. In your own words, what is your perception of free trade? Think about the advantages of free trade; what are two benefits that result from free trade? There is also a downside to free trade; what are two disadvantages resulting from free trade? Provide reasoning for your choices. Your response should be at least 200 words in length.
3. More companies are seeking to fill multinational management positions due to the influx of business growth abroad. If you were offered and accepted a position as a multinational manager, what would you do to personally prepare for the culture of a different country? Where would you seek information? What overall responsibilities would you expect of the job? How do you think the managerial responsibilities would be different from those you would face in the United States? Your response should be at least 200 words in length.
4. Examine Hofstede’s model of national culture. Are all four dimensions still important in today’s society as it relates to the success of the multinational manager? Why, or why not? Which do you think is the least important as it relates to multinational management? Why? Your response should be at least 200 words in length.