|I just need the last question answered I put the whole thing in for background. Countries differ in their degree of materialism. In some societies, such as Japan and the United States, people desire less leisure time than others, such as much of Europe. Sociologist Max Weber claimed that predominantly Protestant Western economies were the most economically developed because of their emphasis on hard work and investment. This view of work as a path to salvation (an outgrowth of the Reformation) is known as the “Protestant ethic.” In rural India, however, where minimal material achievement is a desirable end in itself, any added productivity will likely be taken in the form of leisure, rather than income. In still other countries, leaders stress the need for a culture that combines material comforts with spirituality. An interesting OECD study of the trade-off between productivity and leisure points out the disparity even among high-income countries. Even with this disparity, most people in most countries see economic advancement as an important life goal. QUESTION: What individual characteristics and qualifications should a company consider when choosing managerial candidates for foreign assignments? Which one do you think is most important? Why?