By D. Douglas Caulkins, Ann T. Jordan

The 1st entire advisor to anthropological stories of advanced organizations• bargains the 1st complete connection with the anthropological examine of complicated organizations
• info how organizational conception and study in enterprise has followed anthropology’s key suggestion 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 enterprises and of non-governmental firms operating within the globalizing economy
• subject matters lined contain organizational dynamics, entrepreneurship, innovation, social networks, cognitive types and group construction, organizational dysfunctions, international networked organisations, NGOs, unions, digital groups, company tradition and social responsibility
• provides 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 sector within the anthropology of the twenty-first century

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