By D. Douglas Caulkins, Ann T. Jordan

The 1st entire advisor to anthropological reviews of advanced organizations• deals the 1st finished connection with the anthropological examine of complicated organizations
• info how organizational conception and examine in enterprise has followed anthropology’s key thought of tradition, inspiring new insights into organizational dynamics and development
• Highlights pioneering theoretical views starting from symbolic and semiotic methods to neuroscientific frameworks for learning modern organizations
• Addresses the comparative and cross-cultural dimensions of firm organisations and of non-governmental organisations operating within the globalizing economy
• themes coated contain organizational dynamics, entrepreneurship, innovation, social networks, cognitive types and workforce construction, organizational dysfunctions, worldwide networked businesses, 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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We turn to the work in the last two decades to demonstrate the significance of an anthropology of organizations for our discipline. THE SCOPE OF ORGANIZATIONAL ANTHROPOLOGY TODAY Organizational Types First we look at the wealth of types of organizations anthropologists study. Anthropologists continue to work with organizational types first studied in the 1930s which means a continuation of work in corporations. An example is Briody’s work at General Motors where she and colleagues have conducted studies including ones on (i) the return of workers from overseas assignments, (ii) the unspoken rules in partnerships, and (iii) the problems faced by a global product team created to work on standardization of an automobile seat (this volume).

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