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Transnational cooperation among corporations is experiencing a modest renaissance among United States firms, even though projects undertaken by two or more corporations under a collaborative agreement are less profitable than projects undertaken by a single corporation. The advantage of transnational cooperation is that such joint international projects may allow United States firms to win foreign contracts that they would not otherwise be able to win.

Which of the following is information provided by the passage?

(A) Transnational cooperation involves projects too big for a single corporation to handle.
(B) Transnational cooperation results in a pooling of resources leading to high-quality performance.
(C) Transnational cooperation has in the past been both more common and less common than it is now among United States firms.
(D) Joint projects between United States and foreign corporations are not profitable enough to be worth undertaking.
(E) Joint projects between United States and foreign corporations benefit only those who commission the projects.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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IMO... C

A - never says too big, just less profitable
B - statement says nothing of performance
C - winner winner chicken dinner
D - they ARE profitable... just less so and are still better than the \$0 theyd get otherwise
E- if a comapny turns a proft, dont you think theys benefit?

N-e-ways, C is right bc for there to be a renaissance there had to be a period of prosperity, followed by decline and now it is up again.

get it?

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In short, its a stumper for non-natives.....?

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24 Feb 2010, 12:31
Answer is C because the passage mentions Transnational cooperation among corporations is experiencing a modest renaissance among United States firms

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this question so vaguely targets the word renaissance....
unless someone can provide a better reasoning.

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24 Feb 2010, 14:05
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My answer would be C.

What is the OA?

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26 Feb 2010, 20:14
C.

what is the OA?

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28 Feb 2010, 11:33
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Hey Hamza et. al.,

Just thought I'd weigh in briefly. IgnitedMind nailed the explanation here. The whole thing hinges on the word renaissance. Painful, no? Just remember, there's no vocab section on the GMAT, but that doesn't mean you don't want a strong grasp of English vocabulary. I can't tell you how often I speak with students who think they can just play "the matching game" in Critical Reasoning and Reading Comp. The matching game is where you look for words in the passage that match up with words in the answer choice, and get the answer. It's never going to work. Everything is about unpacking the little words, and making sure you fully understand the passage. Don't forget, even if you didn't know what renaissance meant, process of elimination would easily remove A, B, D, and E (for the exact reasons IgnitedMind laid out).

Word up.
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02 Mar 2010, 21:02
Thanks Tommy, IgnitedMind ...for the explanations...

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Transnational cooperation among corporations is experiencing...

Surprised to see the answer as C,i marked A,can any one please explain what's wrong with A???
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14 Jan 2012, 23:01
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15 Jan 2012, 03:17
A.incorrect,it is not mentioned in the passage that single corporations cannot handle big projects,though it is mentioned collaboration between US and the local(country Other than US) corporation is necessary to win projects.

C.correct,here modest renaissance can be understood as rebirth of cooperation among corporations which must have existed earlier.

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21 Jan 2012, 21:32
Clearly C cause big projects are not the only reason for cooperation

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To say that transnational cooperation is experiencing a modest Renaissance means two things:

1. At some point in the distant past transnational cooperation was very common. A modest Renaissance
implies that transnational cooperation is starting to become common again but not as common
as it was in the distant past.

2. In the recent past, transnational cooperation was not common. Now it is experience a modest
Renaissance meaning it is becoming more common.

Putting these two piece of information together we get (C):

"Transnational cooperation has in the past been both more common and less common than it is now among United States firms."

As for (A), remember the question is asking us for "information provided in the passage." Nowhere does the passage describe projects that are too big to handle.

(A) is tempting because it describes something that is true in the real world (i.e. some projects are too big for one company to handle), and is commonsensical. Indeed the answer choice may accord with your own experience.

However, the answer must be based solely on the information based in the passage.

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27 Jan 2012, 14:08
thanks for the explanation

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Transnational cooperation among corporations is experiencing a modest renaissance among United States firms, even though projects undertaken by two or more corporations under a collaborative agreement are less profitable than projects undertaken by a single corporation. The advantage of transnational cooperation is that such joint international projects may allow United States firms to win foreign contracts that they would not otherwise be able to win.

Which of the following is information provided by the passage?

(A) Transnational cooperation involves projects too big for a single corporation to handle.
(B) Transnational cooperation results in a pooling of resources leading to high-quality performance.
(C) Transnational cooperation has in the past been both more common and less common than it is now among United States firms.
(D) Joint projects between United States and foreign corporations are not profitable enough to be worth undertaking.
(E) Joint projects between United States and foreign corporations benefit only those who commission the projects.

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17 Dec 2013, 09:59
iyersu wrote:
Transnational cooperation among corporations is experiencing a modest renaissance among United States firms, even though projects undertaken by two or more corporations under a collaborative agreement are less profitable than projects undertaken by a single corporation. The advantage of transnational cooperation is that such joint international projects may allow United States firms to win foreign contracts that they would not otherwise be able to win.

Which of the following is information provided by the passage?

(A) Transnational cooperation involves projects too big for a single corporation to handle.
(B) Transnational cooperation results in a pooling of resources leading to high-quality performance.
(C) Transnational cooperation has in the past been both more common and less common than it is now among United States firms.
(D) Joint projects between United States and foreign corporations are not profitable enough to be worth undertaking.
(E) Joint projects between United States and foreign corporations benefit only those who commission the projects.

Explain pls .. answer given is C

The stem is a bit weird but I suppose is a must be tru question

A) We have not enough information to coclude that (the stimulus talk about win not handle)

B) the same: high quality is not mentioned

C) This is what you can deduce from the information: look at the word renaissance

D) This not completely true

E) the same

In such querstions you have to stay close as much as possible to what the stimulus says.

If you have doubts, do not esitate to ask.

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17 Dec 2013, 18:32

I have read the explanation and still find it hard to accept the presented answer choice.

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17 Dec 2013, 19:18
smartyman wrote:

I have read the explanation and still find it hard to accept the presented answer choice.

Pls elaborate

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Option C is actually a rephrase of the first part of the sentence i.e. Transnational cooperation among corporations is experiencing a modest renaissance among United States firms

Moreover, the best way to approach this question would be POE in case we have to make an educated guess. A,B,D & E can't be deduced from the passage.

Hope it helps.

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