GLOBALIZATION:
Think Globally and Act Locally


 
 
Please respond to each statement by circling the number in the appropriate column.
Strongly
Agree 
5
Agree
4
In Between 3
Disagree
2
Strongly
Disagree
1
1.
 
In my job the best that one can do is to plan ahead for at most one (1) year.
2.
I enjoy trying foods from other countries.
3.
 
I find people from other countries to be  boring.
4.
 
I enjoy working on world community projects.
5.
 
I get anxious around people from other cultures.
6.
 
Doing business with former "enemies" is not patriotic.
7.
I mostly watch and/or read the local news. 
8.
Most of my social affiliations are local. 
9.
 
I am at my best when I travel to worlds that I don't understand. 
10.
 
I get very curious when I meet somebody from another country. 
11.
 
I enjoy reading foreign books or watching foreign films. 
12.
 
 
I think it is necessary today to develop strategic alliances with other organizations around the globe.
13.
 
I find the idea of working with a person from another culture unappealing. 
14.
 
When I meet someone from another culture, I get very nervous. 
15.
 
Traveling in lands where I can't read the street names gives me anxiety.
16.
 
Projects that involve international dealings are long-term. 
17.
 
Most of my professional affiliations are international.
18.
 
 
I become easily impatient when people from other cultures seem to take a long time to do something.
19.
 
I take pride in belonging to an international organization. 
20.
 
I get very irritated when we don't accomplish on time what we set out to do.
21.
 
I have a lot of empathy for people who struggle to speak my own language.
22.
 
I believe that in the next 10 years the world will be the same is it is today.
23.
 
I prefer to act in my local environment [community or organization].
24.
 
 
In this "interlinked world" of ours, national boundaries are meaningless; we are all one world.
25.
 
 
Almost everybody agrees that international projects must have a shorter payback period than domestic ones.
26.
We really live in a "Global Village."
27.
 
In discussions, I always drive for the bigger, broader picture.
28.
 
 
I believe life is a balance of contradictory forces that are to be appreciated, pondered, and managed.
29.
 
I consider it to be a disgrace when foreigners buy our land and buildings.
30.
 
I really believe that 5-10 years is the best planning horizon in our line of business
31.
 
 
When something unexpected happens it is easier to change the processes that the structure.
32.
 
I find it easy to rethink boundaries, and change direction and behavior.
33.
 
 
In trying to accomplish my objectives, I find diversity, multi-cultural teams, and play very valuable.
34.
 
I feel comfortable with change, surprise, and ambiguity.
35.
 
I get frustrated when somebody constantly is looking for context.
36.
 
Contradictions are time-wasters that must be eliminated to a maximum degree possible.
37.
 
I have no time for somebody trying to paint the broader, bigger picture.
38.
 
I believe I can live a fulfilling life in another culture.
39.
 
I have close friends from other cultural backgrounds.
40.
 
Five (5) years is too long a planning horizon.
 

Biographical Data


Company

I. What business is your company in? 

II. How big is your company?
 
Employees:
Assets: (in US$)
Sales revenue: (in US$)
What percentage of the following come from foreign operations? 
     Assets:
     Revenue/sales:
     Profits:
 
III. In what year did your company first develop an International Venture? 

Individual
 
What is your age? 
 
 
 
What is your Gender? 
 
 
  Male 
  Female 
 
What is your level of education? 
 
 
 
How long have you been at this job? 
 
 
 
Have you received any training on International Management? 
 
  Yes 
  No 
 
I am assigned to: (Sales, Operations, etc.) 
 
 
 
Would you consider yourself in: 
 
 
 
  Top Management 
  Middle Management 
  Lower Management 
Would you consider what you do to be mostly: 
 
 
  Domestic 
  International 
  Both 
 
Have you ever lived in a foreign country? 
 
 
  Yes 
  No 
 
Do you speak a foreign language? 
 
 
  Yes 
  No 
 
Have you ever had a job in a foreign country? 
 
 
  Yes 
  No 
 
Is any member of your family of foreign origin? 
 
 
  Yes 
  No 
 
Would you like a job outside your own country? 
 
 
  Yes 
  No 
 
 
Thank you very much for your cooperation!

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Professor A.G. Kefalas, Emeritus
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Email: AKEFALAS@terry.uga.edu

 

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