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2012年BEC考试考取提分模拟试卷(2)

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2012年BEC考试考取提分模拟试卷(2)

part two

questions9– 14

read the text taken from an article about the development of international managers

choose the best sentence from the opposite page to fill each of the gaps .

for each gap 9– 14, mark one letter (a-h) on your answer sheet .

do not use any letter more than once .

there is an example at the beginning .(0)

search for the “ worldly –wise” company executives

the quest for international managers is underway in virtually every industrialized economy , the search has been made urgent by the globalization of world markets and the growth in crossborder mergers and acquisitions. (0) many firms report being so stretched that they simply do not have enough of the high-quality people they require to lead their their global expansion.

other companies are having difficulties releasing experienced people from existing operations in order to lead new international ventures. there are indications that a shorftage of internationally skilled people may be an important constraint on firms’ international ambitions. (9) however, identifying the need for international managers is easier than developing them.

so what makes an international manager? paul evans, a professor at insead, the european business school, does not believe that any particular nationality produces a more international manager. neither does he believe that it’s a matter of having the ability to cope with a lifestyle that involves working in madrid one day, london the next and berlin the day after. (10) rather, he believes that the secret of being a good international manger is being comfortable with managing diversity.

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