A Companion to Organizational Anthropology (Wiley Blackwell Companions to Anthropology)

A Companion to Organizational Anthropology (Wiley Blackwell Companions to Anthropology)

Language: English

Pages: 572

ISBN: 1405199822

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The first comprehensive guide to anthropological studies of complex organizations

  • Offers the first comprehensive reference to the anthropological study of complex organizations
  • Details how organizational theory and research in business has adopted anthropology’s key concept of culture, inspiring new insights into organizational dynamics and development
  • Highlights pioneering theoretical perspectives ranging from symbolic and semiotic approaches to neuroscientific frameworks for studying contemporary organizations
  • Addresses the comparative and cross-cultural dimensions of multinational corporations and of non-governmental organizations working in the globalizing economy
  • Topics covered include organizational dynamics, entrepreneurship, innovation, social networks, cognitive models and team building, organizational dysfunctions, global networked organizations, NGOs, unions, virtual communities, corporate culture and social responsibility
  • Presents a body of work that reflects the breadth and depth of the field of organizational anthropology and makes the case for the importance of the field in the anthropology of the twenty-first century

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so on, some participants behaved quite unusually, out of norm, and emotionally. We have attempted to examine multiple and simultaneous discourses enacted by stakeholders during a critical and ritualistic incident in the form of a retirement party. In the process, we have learned that organization processes do not operate with preset, coherent, or crystalclear ideology for actions, and yet the inherited power structure and formulae get activated as footing for the transformative performances of

Ltd. 150 BRANDON OFEM, THERESA M. FLOYD, AND STEPHEN P. BORGATTI Bavelas and Leavitt found that, for simple tasks, highly centralized communication structures such as shown in Figure 6.1a were better at solving problems than highly decentralized structures (Figure 6.1b), although people in the decentralized structures had more fun. Today, the field of SNA is a rich collection of theoretical concepts and empirical methods. The field is not only known for its use of mathematics to define concepts

Sen’s Perspective of Freedom J. Montgomery Roper 455 Why Are Indigenous Organizations Declining in Latin America? Carmen Martínez Novo 471 25. Australian Indigenous Organizations Sarah E. Holcombe and Patrick Sullivan 493 26. Organization of Schooling in Three Countries Edmund T. Hamann, Saloshna Vandeyar, and Juan Sánchez García 519 Index 538 Notes on Contributors Inez Adams is a Visiting Scholar at The Lung Cancer Disparities Center (LCDC) at the Harvard School of Public Health.

was followed by a study of the cultural definitions of success and failure among small business advisers in central Scotland (Caulkins 1998), partly in response to concerns of the owner-managers. These entrepreneurs complained that various business advisers from different agencies operated from different policy priorities and were apt to give divergent and sometimes conflicting strategic advice. The resulting project showed a high level of agreement on models of success and failure among local

ritual. It is quite possible to analyze their own semiconscious connectomics such as the feelings of abundance, family tradition, childhood memories, and their underlying emotionality. Anthropologist Sidney Mintz commented on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) that the Thanksgiving meal “reawakens our attachment” to our early homes, and helps “define our cultural identity.” To Dr. Mintz, the Thanksgiving meal is more than nourishment, it provides cultural definition with its “foods of distinction,

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