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

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

By: Ann T. Jordan (editor), D. Douglas Caulkins (editor)Hardback

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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 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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D. Douglas Caulkins is emeritus professor of anthropology at Grinnell College and emeritus director of the Donald L. Wilson Program in Enterprise and Leadership. His research encompasses voluntary organizations and social capital in Norway, entrepreneurship and regional development in the UK (Wales, Scotland, Northeast England), heritage sites and national identity in the UK and US, and anthropological contributions to management theory. He has published in various journals and books and currently is engaged in social entrepreneurship and organizational development projects. Ann T. Jordan is professor of anthropology at University of North Texas. She is an applied anthropologist specializing in business anthropology, globalization and transnational organizations, Saudi Arabia, and North American Indian studies, and is the author of the books Business Anthropology and The Making of a Modern Kingdom: Globalization and Change in Saudi Arabia.


Notes on Contributors viii Abstracts xiv Expanding the Field of Organizational Anthropology for the Twenty-first Century 1 Ann T. Jordan and D. Douglas Caulkins Part I Critique and Theory 25 1. The Organization of Anthropology and Higher Education in the United States 27 Davydd J. Greenwood 2. The Changing Rhetoric of Corporate Culture 56 Allen W. Batteau 3. New Institutional Approaches to Formal Organizations 74 Marietta L. Baba, Jeanette Blomberg, Christine LaBond, and Inez Adams 4. Entrepreneurship Studies 98 Peter Rosa and D. Douglas Caulkins 5. Neurological Model of Organizational Culture 122 Tomoko Hamada Connolly Part II Methods and Analysis 147 6. Social Networks and Organizations 149 Brandon Ofem, Theresa M. Floyd, and Stephen P. Borgatti 7. A Mixed-Methods Approach to Understand Global Networked Organizations 167 Julia C. Gluesing 8. Measuring Organizational Dynamics 193 Gerald Mars 9. Semiotics of Organizations 204 Joseph D. Hankins 10. An Ethnography of Numbers 219 Daniel Neyland 11. Managing Conflict on Organizational Partnerships 236 Elizabeth K. Briody Part III Organizational Processes 257 12. Working on Work Organizations 259 Charles N. Darrah and Alicia Dornadic 13. Organizational Innovation Is a Participative Process 275 Morten Levin 14. Communities of Practice 289 Susan Squires and Michael L. Van De Vanter 15. Organizational Networks and Social Capital 311 Gunnar Lind Haase Svendsen and Christian Waldstrom 16. American Labor Unions as Organizations 328 Paul Durrenberger and Suzan Erem 17. Virtual Organizations 346 Christina Wasson 18. Sustaining Social Sector Organizations 362 Joan A. Tucker and D. Douglas Caulkins Part IV Globalization, Development, and Modernization 379 19. The Contemporary World of Finance 381 Allen W. Batteau 20. Globalization, Modernization, and Complex Organizations 399 Ann T. Jordan 21. Chinese Business Ventures into China 418 Heidi Dahles and Juliette Koning 22. Corporate Social Responsibility: Interaction between Market and Community 438 Bengi Ertuna 23. NGOs and Community Development: Assessing the Contributions from Sen s Perspective of Freedom 455 J. Montgomery Roper 24. Why Are Indigenous Organizations Declining in Latin America? 471 Carmen Martinez Novo 25. Australian Indigenous Organizations 493 Sarah E. Holcombe and Patrick Sullivan 26. Organization of Schooling in Three Countries 519 Edmund T. Hamann, Saloshna Vandeyar, and Juan Sanchez Garcia Index 538

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  • publication date: 11/06/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781405199827
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 572
  • ID: 9781405199827
  • weight: 1044
  • ISBN10: 1405199822

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