BSP2005 Class 5 S2 2015 Culture

Topics: Geert Hofstede, Cross-cultural communication, Culture Pages: 46 (2661 words) Published: March 14, 2015
Business & Culture in Asia
Asian Business Environments
Dr. Markus Taussig, NUS Business School
Friday, February 13 (Week 5)
1

This Week
Housekeeping, Preclass assessment
Quick review of last
week (politics)
This week: culture
✓country to firm
view transition
✓mini case on K-Pop
2

Housekeeping
Need to make past
assessment questions
available to you
No class next week
Next week’s pre-class
assessment will be
early
No class the following
week either!
3

Pre-Class
Assessment
QUESTION

ANSWER

SHARE
CORRECT

1

A

99%

2

TRUE

70%

3

B

98%

4

B

89%

5

D

93%

6

D

94%

7

C

97%

8

D

65%
57%

9

C

10

FALSE

75%

11

C

94%

12

C

93%

13

D

82%

14

B

86%

15

OPINION



16

OPINION



17

OPINION



18

OPINION



19

OPINION



20

OPINION



4

Mini-Review:
Politics &
Economic
Growth

A Quick Review
5

Asian Regimes &
Institutions at a Glance

6

Thai Case Study:
Biased Health Spending
Pre-1997 Health Policy
✓oversupply of infrastructure
very low bed occupancy rate
✓undersupply of insurance, services
Why is this so?
✓electoral system incentivized personal vote over
party vote
e.g. weak parties, party switching
✓infrastructure = “targetable, manipulatable,
palpable, attributable”
7

Thai Case Study:
“30 baht” Solution
The “30 baht” health
care scheme
uninsured went
from 54.5% (1996)
to 5% (2002)
effective increase
in rural income of
5-10%
8

Coup against Thaksin &
2007 Constitutional Change
Anti-party switching restrictions eased
Term limits for prime minister
Thaksin’s party wins next election in 2011
Parties
Pheu,Thai
Democrat
Bhumjaithai
Chartthaipattana
Chart,Pattana,
Puea,Pandin
Phalang,Chon
Rak,Thailand
Matubhum
Rak,Santi
Mahachon
New,Democracy
Other,Parties
Valid.Votes

Constituency
Votes
% Seats
204
115
29
15

Proportional
Votes
% Seats
15,744,190 48.41 61
11,433,762 35.15 44
1,281,577 3.94
5
906,656
2.79
4

TOTAL
Seats
%
265
53.00%
159
31.80%
34
6.80%
19
3.80%

5

494,894

1.52

2

7

6
0
1
0
0
0
0

178,110
998,603
251,702
284,132
133,772
125,784
692,322
375 32,525,504

0.55
3.07
0.77
0.87
0.41
0.39
2.13

1
4
1
1
1
1
0

7
4
2
1
1
1
0
125

9

1.40%
1.40%
0.80%
0.40%
0.20%
0.20%
0.20%
0.00%
500 100%

The Knock on
Thaksin & Yingluck
Centralization of power,
redistribution of resources caused
backlash among elite, rural south
Accused of suppressing media critics
Accused of vote buying (like others!)
Accused of using policies to enrich
himself (e.g. Shin Corp sale and no
taxes), selling off key national
assets
Yingluck tried to get Thaksin
amnesty
10

Review of our
Guests’ Views
Red or Yellow?
“I’ve been pushing for
democracy in Thailand
for many years… I
didn’t say democracy
with a certain set of
conditions… so you
can guess the rest.”
They’re not optimistic
11

Veto Points in Asia
Country(Name
Taiwan&2011
India&2011
Japan&2011
Mongolia&2011
TimorALeste&2011
Indonesia&2011
Korea,&South&2011
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