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MGT/216: Organizational Ethics & Social Responsibility
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1. “When in Rome, do as Romans do” is an example of:
a) Ethical imperialism
b) Ethical relativism
c) Cultural imperialism
d) Cultural relativism
2. Which of the following is legal according to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
passed in 1977?
a) Payments to high ranking government officials
b) Grease payments to lower-level government officials
c) Bribes to political parties
d) Kickbacks to win overseas contracts
e) None of the above
3. If we understand how people think and behave in their native environment, we will
understand how a particular group will behave in relation to cultural outsiders.
A. True
B. False
4. Women working as expatriate managers are unsuccessful in some countries because
they are treated the same as women from that local culture.
A. True
B. False
5. Ethical issues are universal and do not vary from culture to culture.
A. True
B. False
6. A country’s sociopolitical environment increases the number of ethical questions a
company must deal with.
A. True
B. False

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7. Which of the following is false?
a) Organizations are affected by the expatriate managers ability to adjust to the new
setting.
b) Organizations are not affected by the expatriate family’s ability to adjust to the new
setting.
c) Foreign language proficiency is more important for non-English speakers in English-
speaking countries.
d) Cross-cultural training can help an expatriate manager better adjust to the new culture.
8. Which of the following is false?
a) Culture can be defined as “collective mental programming.”
b) Culture represents different patterns of believing.
c) Culture is used to interpret the world.
d) Individuals will interpret their experiences in a new culture in terms of that new
culture.
9. ___________ define themselves in terms of their group memberships and their
contributions to the success of those groups.
a) Individualists
b) Collectivist
c) High power distance
d) Low power distance
10. ____________ reflects acceptance of inequality and respect for social status or class
boundaries.
a) Individualism
b) Collectivism
c) High power distance
d) Low power distance
11. The title “ethics officer” did not exist until the early 1950s.
A. True
B. False
12. Ethics only needs to be communicated in orientation materials for new employees.
A. True
B. False

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13. An increase in the number of calls on the “ethics action line” is a sign that there are
more problems in the company now.
A. True
B. False
14. Research has shown that between ___________ of the information that passes
through the grapevine is accurate.
a) 10 to 30%
b) 30 to 50%
c) 50 to 70%
d) 70 to 90%
15. As an important component of _________’s ethics communication approach, Agent
Dewright’s sample ethical dilemmas were e-mailed to all employees for responses. It
was a great way to engage front line employees as well as to communicate the company’s
strong commitment to ethics.
a) Texas Instruments
b) Scott’s Paper Products
c) USAA
d) Southwest Airlines
16. Your friend, Sam, has been selected to create a new ethics training program at work.
What advice should you give Sam?
a) Ensure that all employees receive the same training content.
b) Focus on new employees only; the other employees already know this stuff.
c) Provide separate training depending on the needs of different groups of employees.
d) Bring in outside consultants to conduct the training.
17. The __________ approach to formal corporate ethics initiatives is proactive and
inspirational.
a) Rules
b) Compliance
c) Principles
d) Values
18. The _________ approach to formal corporate ethics initiatives focuses on required
behavior or obeying the letter of the law.
a) Rules
b) Compliance
c) Principles
d) Values

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