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Sitkin & Bowen: International Business 2e

Chapter 11: Self test questions

Instructions

Answer the following questions and then press 'Submit' to get your score.

Question 1

Within the EU, as revealed by the 'EU scorecard', R&D (Research & Development) spending as a percentage of sales in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology sector constitutes 15.3% in 2011.

Question 2

The MNE with the highest R&D expenditure is Pfizer with 7.02 billion euros.

Question 3

The corporate disadvantages of international outsourcing include higher return on equity and lower costs.

Question 4

The main risk for Dell in its supply chain is that it lacks manufacturing experience and suppliers may bypass the company to deal directly with consumers.

Question 5

Modern manufacturing generally has very complicated international logistics.