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The 1st complete consultant to anthropological reports of advanced organizations• bargains the 1st finished connection with the anthropological examine of complicated organizations
• information how organizational concept and study in company has followed anthropology’s key idea of tradition, inspiring new insights into organizational dynamics and development
• Highlights pioneering theoretical views starting from symbolic and semiotic ways to neuroscientific frameworks for learning modern organizations
• Addresses the comparative and cross-cultural dimensions of establishment organizations and of non-governmental agencies operating within the globalizing economy
• issues lined contain organizational dynamics, entrepreneurship, innovation, social networks, cognitive types and crew construction, organizational dysfunctions, international networked enterprises, 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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Eyal Ben-Ari and Elron (2002), for example, have studied multinational peace-keeping forces and described the tension such troops experience between their allegiances to their national military and to the international troops in which they are participating. Anthropologists work in an array of types of nonprofit organizations with foci such as health, development, and education. Shaffer (2008) provides a list of nongovernmental organizations that hire anthropologists to include Care and Heifer International.

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Martinez Novo examines the decline and stagnation of indigenous social movement organizations in Latin America, accompanied by a decline of identity politics. See Chapter 24, Why Are Indigenous Organizations Declining in Latin America? And lastly, there is a growing body of work on virtual organizations, an area that was, of course, not even dreamed of at the time that Warner, Whyte, and Gardner were conducting those first anthropological studies of complex organizations. Wasson (see Chapter 17, Virtual Organizations) provides a review of studies of this new and growing subject matter of virtual organizations.

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