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1. Which one of the following, according to Chapter 15 of your textbook is NOT one of the four impacts of global production?
- Changes in global relations between states
- Threats to sustainability due to economic growth
- Diversity increases making management more complex
- Small, local businesses become more isolated
2. Which one of the following is characteristic of contemporary globalization?
- The internationalization of financial markets and corporate strategies
- The diffusion of technology, R & D, and knowledge worldwide
- The emergence of global media
- All of the above
3. What is the consequence for a company becoming global?
- The more likely a company is to lose its own identity within a tangle of other companies, alliances and markets
- The more likely a company is to ensure strong branding and culture to maintain its identity in foreign markets
- The more likely it is that company must form alliances
- All of the above
4. Which one of the following is a plausible example of national states’ still having control over globalization?
- Poor nations have effectively resisted globalization by constantly refusing to reduce tax, occupational health and safety, industrial relations, and environmental barriers and regulations expected by global firms
- Digitalization drives globalization, making digital data easily available anywhere in the world, but national laws limit its reproduction
- Nation states now actively avoid globalization by refusing to trade beyond their own national boundaries, thus rendering global firms useless
- All of the above
5. A fundamental tension exists between national governments and transnational companies, that tension being that ____________.
- Governance of the corporation, especially as a taxable entity, can frequently cut across governments of the territories within which it operates
- Many of the governments of the territories within which a corporation operates are corrupt, so the corporation operates under conditions of bribery and politics
- There is always the possibility that the corporate friendly conservative governments might be overthrown by anti globalization socialist parties
- Both a and c
6. What, according to your textbook, is the most competitive force in the global economy?
7. What changes has globalization brought to labor markets?
- It creates a symbiotic demand for high value expert jobs as well as service work
- It has made wage costs, everywhere, more costly
- It has driven down wage costs across the globe
- It has led to the deskilling of labor as global firms search for the cheapest wage costs
8. Call center workers are a good example of __________.
- Grunge workers
- Creative workers
- Expert symbolic analysts
- White collar factory workers
9. Dicken (2007: 8), the foremost geographer of globalization, suggests that there is an interpenetration of four parallel processes creating globalization, which of the following is NOT one of those processes:
- Localizing processes
- Digitizing processes
- Globalization processes
- Regionalizing processes
10. What is meant by NSM (New Social Movements)?
- Research and theory that argues for the importance of identity politics in the global era
- Organizations that often use the tools of globalization, to resist globalization, such as S11
- New cultures and political movements that have emerged in response to globalization
- All the above
11. According to your textbook, what is a paradoxical consequence of increasing globalization?
- That, as the world globalizes more and more, people are traveling less and less
- That those who resist globalization the most are those that benefit from it the most
- That there is a concentration of clusters of world-class expertise in specialist industries in different local economies around the world
- That globalization makes companies richer and employees poorer as globalizing companies force down wages and push up prices