Cultural Analysis Thailand

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Global Business Cultural Analysis: Thailand Rhonda C. Scott Liberty University Abstract The country of Thailand is an emerging nation in the globalized world. Over the past two decades, the country has experienced a multitude of changes in the political, economic and international arenas. As a nation, it has survived the economic crisis of 1997, the tsunami of 2004, the government coup in 2006, the flooding of 2011 and is preparing for a change in the views of the nation with the demise of their king. The AIDS explosion in the late eighties and early nineties seems to have targeted the country and the sex industry placing Thailand on the map for many of the wrong reasons. As Thailand continues to confront its own…show more content…
Islam. The belief in the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed as scribed in the Quran is the basis of this religion. This religion believes in the “five pillars” as the basic concepts which are the testimony of faith, as-salat (prayer), giving zakat (Islamic tax in support of the needy), sawn(fasting) during the month of Ramadan, and the hajj (pilgrimage) to Makkah once in a lifetime for those who are able (Adeniyi, 2009, p. 2–7). Muslim people comprise a small percentage of the Thai population, although it is the second largest religion in the world. The majority of those of Islamic faith is in the southernmost region of Thailand near the border of Malaysia. All others. Christians, Hindus, Sikhs and followers of Confucianism comprise the remainder of the Thai religions practiced in the country. The country allows for religious freedom and practice and is tolerant of the individual religious beliefs of all without persecution. Social Structures and Organizations As with all Asian cultures, maintaining one’s position in the social structure is an important characteristic in the overall makeup of the culture. Status is a key element in the success of a person in the region. Class structure. Thais place high value on titles and status, the social structure is
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