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  • 1. EAST  TIMOR   Educate  The  Expatriate   Ludovic  Bourgoin  
  • 2. Overview  of  East  Timor  
  • 3. Overview  of  East  Timor  
  • 4. History  •  Portuguese  colony  •  Then  became  an  Indonesian  colony  in  1976  •  Fight  for  independancy  •  Independance  in  1999  •  Recognized  as  an  independant  country  in  2002  
  • 5. Economy  •   Lower-­‐middle  –income  economy  •   ConJnues  to  suffer  aLereffects  of  independence      struggle  against  Indonesia   •   70%  infrastructure  destroyed  by  Indonesian  troops  (1999)   •   Violence  erupted  again  in  2006  •   Human  Development  Index  =  162nd  •   Relies  mainly  on  internaJonal  assistance  
  • 6. ECONOMY  1  Of  the  poorest  countries  in  the  world   …   GDP  GDP  nominal   $590  GDP  nominal  PPP   $2,741  GDP  nominal  /  capita   $542  GDP  nominal  PPP  /  capita   $2,521  
  • 7. Economy    Timor  Gap:  Sea  bounderies  issues  for  Petroleum   Petroleum  =  1/3rd  of  East  Timor  GDP  
  • 8. CULTURAL  Religion   %  Catholics   97%  Muslims   1%  Protestants   1%  Hindus   0,5%  Buddhists   0,1%  TradiJonal  Animist  minoriJes   …   Language  Status  NaJonal  languages   Tetum  &  Portuguese  Business  languages   Indonesian  &  English  
  • 9. BUSINESS  CULTURE  •  NO  East  Timor  in  Hofstede  Database  !!!  •  Compare  w/  South-­‐East  Asia   –  High  level  of  Power  Distance   –  Risk  Averse   –  Low  masculanity  index   –  Long  distance,  Confusianism?  
  • 10. NEGOTIATING  •  Use  of  silence  in  business:   –  +ve   –  -­‐ve  •  Opposite  of  Western  coutries:   –  Bargaining  is  a  way  of  life  for  Timorese  
  • 11. TABOOS  •  War  •  Recent  history  •  Present  poliJcal  situaJon  with  Indonesians  •  Sexual  violence  A  real  problem  in  East  Timor  
  • 12. RECOMMENDATIONS  •  Quite  new  country  •  SJll  gejng  structured  economically  +  poliJcally  •     Can’t  be  compared  to  Indonesia   –  Different  culture  heritage   =  Lack  of  informaJon  in  terms  of   Business  cultural  dimensions  
  • 13. RECOMMENDATIONS  Know  about  the:   –  Historical   –  Economic   –  PoliJcal              background  of  East  Timor!  And  use  common  sense  and  adaptability!  
  • 14. Wanna  go?  •  NY  -­‐>  San  Francisco  •  San  Francisco  -­‐>  Sidney  •  Sidney  -­‐>  Dili  •  45  hrs  •  $3,000  
  • 15. Wanna  know  more…?