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The Routledge Companion to Anthropology and Business

ISBN 9781138496422
Published July 6, 2020 by Routledge
546 Pages 12 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Interest in anthropology and ethnography has been an ongoing feature of organizational research and pedagogy; this book provides a key reference text that pulls together the different ways in which anthropology infuses the study of organizations, both epistemologically and methodologically.

The volume hosts key scholars and experts within the fields of Organizational Anthropology, Organizational Ethnography, Organizational Studies and Qualitative Research.

The book provides a combination of methodological guidelines, exemplars and epistemological reflection. It includes methodological viewpoints, ethnographic journeys within organizations as well as beyond organizations, and individual reflections on challenges faced by organizational ethnographers.

This book is aimed at PhD, master and advanced undergraduate students and researchers across disciplines, especially those who are engaged with general management, organizational behaviour, strategy and anthropological/ethnographic issues.

Table of Contents

1 Anthropology and Organizational Studies: A Symbiotic Connection

Raza Mir and Anne-Laure Fayard

Methodological Viewpoints

2 Archival Ethnography

Stephanie Decker (University of Bristol) and Alan McKinlay

3 A History of Markets Past: The Role of Institutional Memory Failure in Financial Crises

Natalya Vinokurova

4 What Good Is the Ethnographic Interview?

John Weeks

5 Frames of the Field: Ethnography as Photography

Mikko Vesa, Mikaela Krohn and Frank den Hond

6 Ethnography Air-Conditioned

Nahoko Kameo

7 Consumer Culture Theory: An Anthropological Contribution to Consumption Studies

Eric J. Arnould, Craig J. Thompson and Melea Press

8 The Creative Use of Insider Ethnography as a Means for Organizational Self Investigation: The “Essence of Tesco” Project

Mary Yoko Brannen, Terry Mughan and Fiona Moore

9 Contextual Analytics: Using Human Science to Strengthen Data Science Approaches in the Development of Algorithms

Mikkel Krenchel and Christian Madsbjerg

Ethnographic Journeys

10 Managing Meat and Non-meat Markets in Contemporary India

Johan Fischer

11 “How Do I Like Being a Policewoman? I’m Very Happy!”: Pakistani Policewomen and the Challenge

of Presentational Data

Sadaf Ahmad

12 Impact Quantification and Integration in Impact Investing

Tom P. Vandebroek, Fabrizio Ferraro, Alice Mascena and Heinrich Liechtenstein

13 Exploring the Accomplishment of Inter-organizational Collaboration: The Value of Thick Descriptions

Emmanouil Gkeredakis

14 Managerial Work with Digitalization: A Multi-Sited Ethnographic Approach to Data and Data-Driven

Management in Practice

Ursula Plesner and Lise Justesen

15 Still a Man’s World: Finding Gender Issues in Tokyo Fashion Week

Yuiko Fujita

16 What Makes Resilience? An Ethnographic Study of the Work of Prison Officers

Mette Mogensen and Elisabeth Naima Mikkelsen

Beyond Organizations

17 Organisational Dilemmas, Gender and Ethnicity: A Video Ethnographic Approach to Talk and Gestures in Homeless Shelter Consultations

Nanna Mik-Meyer

18 Capturing the Microfoundations of Institutions: A Confessional Tale of the Glorified Field

Hendra Raharja Wijaya

19 Five Ways of Seeing Events (in Anthropology and Organization Studies)

Stefanie Mauksch

20 Tweeting the Marginalized Voices: A Netnographic Account

Snehanjali Chrispal and Hari Bapuji

21 What Are We Missing? Exploring Ethnographic Possibilities beyond MOS Conventions

Patrizia Zanoni and Tammar B. Zilber

22 Why Does the Study of Alternative Organizations (So Badly) Need Anthropology?

Stéphane Jaumier

23 Crisis Ethnography: Emotions and Identity in Fieldwork during the Tunisian Revolution

Héla Yousfi and Chahrazad Abdallah


24 It Is Not That All Cultures Have Business, but That All Business Has Culture

Heung-wah Wong

25 Ethnography and the Traffic in Pain

Mark de Rond

26 Fieldwork in Work Worlds

Robert Jackall

27 Withdrawal Pains and Gains: Exiting from the Field

John Van Maanen

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Raza Mir is the Seymour Hyman Professor of Management at William Paterson University, USA. He serves as the co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Organization. His research primarily deals with the strategic management, transfer of knowledge across national boundaries in MNCs, and power, exploitation and resistance in organizational settings.

Anne-Laure Fayard is Associate Professor of Innovation, Design and Organization Studies in the Tandon School of Engineering at New York University, USA. She is an ethnographer studying work and collaboration at the intersection between organizations, technology and people. Her work has been published in several leading journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly and Organization Science.