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It's difficult to picture the Australian existence without pondering the great old Aussie "barbie", grasping a decent frosty brew! Many welcomes to the home will for sure be to such an event and it's typical to carry your own particular liquor with you. It's well mannered to telephone make a beeline for check whether the host or master might want you to bring whatever else.

2.3 Sport

Australians are extremely passionate about sports. There are many popular sports in Australia, such as football (soccer), rugby, cricket, golf, marathon, and Australian football. House Which is an Australian sport. Unique in Australia with leagues Sports events such as the Australian Football League (AFL), Rugby League and Rugby Union

In Australia there is a true Aussie sport, the Australian Roulette, or the 'Aussie Rules', which is a unique Australian sport. The Aussie Rugby is similar to rugby. The field of the Aussie Rally is an oval.

Cricket is popular sport in Australia. Cricket is an intricate and long-term underplayed game. One game can take five hours a day or even up to 6 days.

Rugby is just like American football. But it is in English. Australian rugby teams are called Wallabies. You score by kicking the ball between two high post or placing balls behind the goal.

Hockey or hockey is a very popular game in Australia. Hockey in Australia is not like our hockey. It plays on the field and the ball is very difficult. Wood addiction It is a non-contact sport, and annoys women and men to play it.

Lacrosse is a very unusual game. It plays against the stick and in the end it is the net, where each player leg. You pass the ball and in the end you throw the ball and make a goal!

3. The difference of business culture between Australia and Thailand

Base on human geography, it shown a huge distinctive difference between Thailand and Australia as the initial population of Australia was made up of aborigines and British and Irish descent, whereas, Thailand people normally come from China. All of those aspects would definitely shown difference in term of business cultures and etiquettes perspective, which would be discussed consequently.

- Meeting and greeting in business: Australian tend to adopt themselves quite similar to european style due to human geographic. The first priority to concern when meeting with Australian in term of business is appointment and relatively easy to schedule whereas, Thai people seem more flexible hour. When Australian meet each other, especially, for business meeting, the first word for meeting together with hand shake and and for women may greet each other with a kiss on the cheek. This is also customary for business practise. Australian are tend to straightforward when come to an business perspective without building a long standing relationship before doing business. On the contrary, in Thailand business culture, Thai people tend to be more flexible hour, they might not be punctual in business meeting or greeting, this might due to certain external factors such as traffic. Moreover, in Thai business culture, they must have a long relationship before doing business together.

- Negotiating and decision making: As discussed above, Australian would get into business topic straightforward with minimum amount of small talk. They are quite direct and not impressed by too much detail. The decision making process would normally made according to hierarchical. The aspect of Australian business culture is however distant from Thai business culture. Normally, Thai people would prefer to build a strong relationship during negotiation process, thus, several meeting might will take place before get started. In term of decision making, it shows the same belief, the top of organization should be the one to make the decision.

- Business hierarchical structure: In Australia, the hierarchical structure has play a critical role throughout organizations. The vast majority of Australians place importance on hierarchy order, power, status, and position. It is not doubt that the decision making would be made from the top of the organization but they also place a essential to be extroverted and listen to what an employee think or open minded to the new idea. This context shown similarity of both country on how they place importance on business hierarchical structure in term of power status and so on so forth. However, there is a big distinct of business hierarchical structure between Australia and Thailand, Thai people seem to be more introvert and only follow the order from hierarchy without any refusal or come out with new ideas.

4. Focus on the element of culture and Hofstede's cultural dimension

In the globalization, the global market has been changing faster when compared to other over a period of time. Increasingly in international market competition is necessary for those international organization to understand not only the domestic culture and host country culture as well.

Hofstede’s cultural dimension helps organization in gaining proportional importance and attract notice at the same time. It is one of the most essential studies of how value in workplace are influenced by culture.

This research aims to analyze the difference of Hofstede's cultural dimension in following perspective such as power distance, individualism and collectivism, Masculinity and Femininity, Uncertainty avoidance, Long Term orientation and Short term normative orientation and indulgence and Restraint.

4.1 Power distance

People in society showing a substantial level of power distance by acknowledging the hierarchical as well as expressing the cultural attitude toward these inequality. Within Australia organization, hierarchy is set up for comfort, the boss or superiors able to access and manager rely on individual employee and group for their skills and expertises. The supervisor and employee expect to be consulted and information is shared as often as possible as well as in term of communication, it must be formal, direct and participative. This also similar to Thai people as they have different type of power such as appearance, education and family as well as the decision also made from supervisor or high rank employer.

4.2 Individualism

It represent as the degree of interdependence a society maintain among its members.

In Australia, individualism seem to be high represents in which that expectation Australian will look after themselves and their parents.


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