By D. Douglas Caulkins, Ann T. Jordan

ISBN-10: 1405199822

ISBN-13: 9781405199827

The 1st complete advisor to anthropological stories of advanced organizations• bargains the 1st entire connection with the anthropological research of complicated organizations
• info how organizational thought and examine in enterprise has followed anthropology’s key idea of tradition, inspiring new insights into organizational dynamics and development
• Highlights pioneering theoretical views starting from symbolic and semiotic techniques to neuroscientific frameworks for learning modern organizations
• Addresses the comparative and cross-cultural dimensions of establishment companies and of non-governmental firms operating within the globalizing economy
• issues coated comprise organizational dynamics, entrepreneurship, innovation, social networks, cognitive versions and staff construction, organizational dysfunctions, international networked corporations, NGOs, unions, digital groups, company tradition and social responsibility
• offers a physique of labor that displays the breadth and intensity of the sector of organizational anthropology and makes the case for the significance of the sector within the anthropology of the twenty-first century

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Methods Anthropology’s qualitative field techniques are one of its most valuable contributions to organization studies. Recognizing their value, researchers in many other disciplines now make use of these techniques. They are being taught in business schools, and graduate educational programs, for example. Organizational anthropologists use the full range of qualitative techniques typically used by all anthropologists and have adapted these to organizational work. Event analysis is being utilized for organizational work; for example, Schwartzman (1989) adapted it for the study of meetings.

Jordan (see Chapter 20, Globalization, Modernization, and Complex Organizations), working in Saudi Arabia, describes the complex adaptive systems created when nation-state governments, transnational businesses, and supranational regulatory agencies couple, intertwine, divide, and recombine through partnerships, contracts, treaties, joint ventures, and other interorganizational arrangements. Other research analyzes the relationship between organizations and other aspects of their complex external environments.

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