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This activity contains 15 questions.

Question 1.
Which three of the following are often regarded as characterising globalisation?

a) Increasing space
b) Shrinking space
c) Strengthened borders
d) Shrinking time
e) Disappearing borders

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Question 2.

Which three of the following represent the emerging view of strategic development within globalised economies?

a) Strategy as stretch and leverage
b) Strategy as fit with resources
c) Strategy as top management activity
d) Strategy as total organisational process
e) Strategy as creating new industry space

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Question 3.

Which three of the following characterise the 'Hyperglobalist' view of globalisation?

a) Global capitalism and global governance
b) Declining powers of national governments
c) Increasing powers of national governments
d) Powerless nation states at the mercy of 'footloose' multinationals
e) Powerful nation states able to resist the pressures from multinationals

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Question 4.

Which three of the following might be used to indicate increased globalisation?

a) A sharp fall in the average transnationality index for the top 100 multinationals
b) A rapid increase in the average transnationality index for the top 1000 multinationals
c) An increased proportion of national regulatory changes more favourable to foreign direct investment
d) An increased proportion of national regulatory changes less favourable to foreign direct investment
e) A sharp increase in the share of world national income derived from information and knowledge-based activities

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Question 5.
Which of the following perspectives of globalisation is most likely to reflect the views of economists?

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Question 6.

Much debate has taken place as to what is meant by globalisation and different schools of thought have emerged. For the following five questions try to match each description of globalisation with its correct term.

Used to describe the increasing geographical relocation of production processes on a global scale by multinationals.

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Question 7.
Whilst recognising that globalisation is a powerful force, they admit that there is considerable uncertainty as to what the outcomes of globalisation might be.

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Question 8.
See globalisation as inevitably resulting in global capitalism, global governance and global civilisation.

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Question 9.
Focuses on the methods by which companies can engage in large worldwide investments without a huge increase in fixed costs and with fewer of the problems typically associated with managing complex global operations.

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Question 10.
Focuses on the tendency for time and space to become compressed under globalisation, so that different ways of life and social practices become intertwined, resulting in an evolving mixture of ideas, knowledge and institutions.

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Question 11.
Answer the following five questions either 'True' or 'False'.  
A rise in the average transnationality index for the world's largest 100 multinationals is a useful indicator of increased globalisation.

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Question 12.
Whereas strategy has traditionally concentrated on positioning a company in existing industry space, under globalisation the new approach to strategy often involves a company in creating new industry space.

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Question 13.
Transformationalists have a more certain view than hyperglobalists as to the outcome of the globalisation process, namely global capitalism and global governance.

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Question 14.
The loss of sovereignty for nation states is often associated with globalisation by political scientists.

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Question 15.
Globalisation is a multi-dimensional process, reshaping the context of security, health control and other governmental policies just as much as their economic policies.

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