Using the Cultural Dimensions Explored in Module 1, Discuss Some of the Ways in Which Australian and New Zealand Citizens Are Members of Cultures or Clusters That Are Different from the Clusters in Indonesia (About 800

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Using the cultural dimensions explored in Module 1, discuss some of the ways in which Australian and New Zealand citizens are members of cultures or clusters that are different from the clusters In Indonesia (about 800 words). Insert the bar chart that you created in the research activity as an Appendix , but use the descriptions of differences between the countries in the text. Hofstede (2005) describes the five dimensions of basic cultural values as follows: • Expectations regarding equality among people, called “power distance” - PDI • Expectations regarding reactions to situations considered different and dangerous, called “uncertainty avoidance” - UAI • Relationships between the individual and the group, called “individualism” - IDV •…show more content…
This is purely a result of its unique history and geographical characteristics as an archipelago of islands, and its attendant social and cultural heterogeneity (Geertz, 1961). Economic System Economic system is a system of beliefs (concerning work, property and wealth), activities (extractions, production and distribution), organizations(business firms, labour unions), and relationships(ownership, management) that provide the goods and services consumed by the members of a society.(Cullen 2011, p.81) The economic system is unique in that Indonesia has a market-based economy in which the government plays a significant role. There are 141 state-owned enterprises, and the government administers prices on several basic goods, including fuel, rice, and electricity. Growth rebounded in 2010 to 6.1% and is forecast to have reached 6.2%-6.5% in 2011. Poverty and unemployment have also declined despite the global financial crisis, with the poverty rate falling to 12,5% (March 2011) from 13.3% a year earlier and the unemployment rate falling to 6.6% (February 2011) from 6.8% a year earlier. In December 2011, Fitch Ratings upgraded Indonesia’s sovereign debt rating to investment grade. . There are many potential infrastructure projects in multiple sectors including hydroelectric and solar power, palm oil, new roads including toll motorways, mining, expansion of broadband internet, and

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