A Companion to Organizational Anthropology

A Companion to Organizational Anthropology

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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 anthropologya€™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 centuryThus, Sherry and Salvador (2002: 118) argue that the a€œsingle fundamental concerna€ for mobile workers is a€œhow to balance a#39;what is herea#39; with a#39;what is nota#39;. ... and technology use, in the face of the transportation and technology problems that inevitably befall them from time to time. ... As examples, Nardi discussed the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), Doctors Without Borders, the Worldanbsp;...

Title:A Companion to Organizational Anthropology
Author: D. Douglas Caulkins, Ann T. Jordan
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2012-09-24

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