A Companion to Organizational Anthropology (Wiley Blackwell by D. Douglas Caulkins, Ann T. Jordan

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The 1st accomplished advisor to anthropological stories of advanced organizations• bargains the 1st finished connection with the anthropological examine of complicated organizations
• information how organizational thought and study in company has followed anthropology’s key notion 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 firm companies and of non-governmental organisations operating within the globalizing economy
• issues coated contain organizational dynamics, entrepreneurship, innovation, social networks, cognitive versions and workforce development, organizational dysfunctions, international networked organisations, NGOs, unions, digital groups, company tradition and social responsibility
• offers a physique of labor that displays the breadth and intensity of the sphere of organizational anthropology and makes the case for the significance of the sphere within the anthropology of the twenty-first century

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