Essays on The Spread of Clubs in India and Australia, How Cultural Factors Have Affected the Club Industry Case Study

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The paper "The Spread of Clubs in India and Australia, How Cultural Factors Have Affected the Club Industry " is a perfect example of a business case study. The club industry is an important part of every country’ s social culture; they provide valuable facilities and services to the citizens. Most provide an opportunity for people to engage in recreational activities. In Australia clubs can be organized into two distinct groups: Licensed and non-registered clubs. Licensed clubs include ethnic and religious clubs, Bowling, Leagues/football clubs, Sports and recreation clubs, RSL and Golf clubs.

There are over 5,000 registered clubs in Australia. Most of these licensed clubs are concentrated in New South Wales (Taylor Woodings Chartered Accountants 2005). NSW takes the lion portion of clubs with 39 per cent of clubs found here while Queensland follows closely with 19 per cent of all clubs in Australia. As expected the spread of clubs in other countries is significantly different as the club industry reflects a nation’ s culture. This report compares the spread of clubs in India and Australia and how cultural factors have affected the club industry in the two countries. Bowling Clubs Bowling clubs are the most common types of clubs in Australia, Bowling clubs are approximately 32 per cent of all licensed clubs in Australia.

In contrast, Bowling clubs in India are less common. According to Pellizzeri (2013), 6 years ago the only bowling club in India was in Mumbai. In contrast, there were several bowling clubs spread out over Melbourne. In fact, India’ s competitive bowlers have had to move to Australia to train in the country’ s well-developed bowling clubs (Buultjens and Howard 2001). League Clubs Just like in Australia, league/football clubs account for the largest portion of membership to clubs.

In Australia league clubs and the RSL account for 55 per cent of memberships to licensed clubs (Taylor Woodings Chartered Accountants 2005). On the other hand, many Indians are members of the clubs in the Indian Premier league the IPL. The popularity of football in India and Australia can be traced to the British colonial roots of both countries. Cricket clubs are also popular in both India and Australia, but more Indians are members of Cricket clubs than Australians.

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