1st Edition

Business Anthropology: The Basics

By Timothy de Waal Malefyt Copyright 2024
    210 Pages
    by Routledge

    210 Pages
    by Routledge

    Business Anthropology: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introductory text organized around key issues in the field. It introduces readers to the application of anthropological theory and practice to real world examples in industry and will assist students in developing awareness, skill, and perspectives to help address real life situations they encounter in the world.

    Topics covered include:

    • Defining applied, design and digital anthropology
    • Explaining key research methods and approaches used in industry, government, and non-profit sectors
    • Investigating issues internal to an organization that assist in managing change
    • Covering topics like marketing communications, user experience, product development and entrepreneurship
    • Explaining ways for organizations to partner and interact with communities, economics and politics to implement change
    • Discussing approaches to encourage public conversation about social issues

    Business Anthropology: The Basics is an essential read for students and faculty approaching the subject for the first time.

    1. Introduction to Business Anthropology

    2. Methodologies of Cultural Analysis

    3.  Anthropology in Consumer Research

    4. Organizational Anthropology

    5. Design Anthropology

    6. A Digital Anthropology approach to Culture

    7. Conclusion


    Timothy de Waal Malefyt is Clinical Professor of Marketing at the Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University, New York. A trained anthropologist with over 15 years of corporate experience in advertising firms, he teaches consumer insights and business anthropology to help students understand issues and solve problems.