The Resource Anthropology of organizations, edited by Susan Wright

Anthropology of organizations, edited by Susan Wright

Label
Anthropology of organizations
Title
Anthropology of organizations
Statement of responsibility
edited by Susan Wright
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Changing 'organizational culture' is a major preoccupation in both the public and the private sectors. Anthropology of Organizations critically examines 'the culture concept' from an anthropological perspective. For the first time, this volume brings together anthropological studies of the complex ways people make and contest meanings in organizational settings. Covering topics across the First and Third Worlds, these studies raise theoretical issues about organizational culture, gender and power, whilst also being concerned with policy and practice
  • The contributors to this book argue that in the 1990s our aim should be to build institutions which empower those hitherto excluded from decision making. Three aspects are identified. First, the concept of 'indigenous management' questions the appropriateness of bureaucratic models and universal management systems - seeking instead ways of connecting with indigenous styles of organizing. Second, case studies from government, private companies and a union explain the embededdness of gender relations, and show how - despite widespread change - inequalities persist. Finally the contributors analyse attempts to reform clients' relations with state institutions. A grasp of large scale bureaucratic structures, detailed ethnography of interactions, and analysis of symbols and conceptual processes, make these studies a powerful demonstration of the important contribution to be made by anthropologists in the field of organizational studies
  • Displaying the value of the anthropological approach in evaluating exactly who is empowered by changing organizational 'culture', Anthropology of Organizations will appeal to all students and teachers of social anthropology, management and business studies, and to professional managers in many spheres
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN450.8
LC item number
.A57 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wright, Susan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Business anthropology
  • Corporate culture
  • Associations, institutions, etc
  • Organisatiecultuur
  • Organisaties
  • Antropologische aspecten
  • Affaires
  • Culture d'entreprise
  • Associations
  • Organisationshandeln
  • Organisationssoziologie
  • Organisationsstruktur
  • Anthropologie
  • Organisationsverhalten
  • Affaires
  • Culture d'entreprise
  • Associations
  • Anthropologie économique
  • Sociologie des organisations
  • Comportement organisationnel
  • Organisation
  • Associations, institutions, etc
  • Business anthropology
  • Corporate culture
Label
Anthropology of organizations, edited by Susan Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Culture in anthropology and organizational studies / Susan Wright -- Part I. Indigenous management : Introduction / David Marsden -- Indigenous management and the management of indigenous knowledge / David Marsden -- 'Owning' without owners, managing with few managers: lessons from Third World irrigators / Donald Curtis -- Institution building: examining the fit between bureaucracies and indigenous systems / Trish Nicholson -- Part II. Gender and organizational change / co-edited by Michael Roper : Introduction / Michael Roper -- Play of power: women, men and equality initiatives in a trade union / Cynthia Cockburn -- Office affairs / Rosemary Pringle -- The gendered terrains of paternalism / Deborah Kerfoot and David Knights -- Culture, gender and organizational change in British welfare benefits services / Sandra Cullen -- Part III. Clients and empowerment : Introduction / Susan Wright -- Community care as de-institutionalization? Continuity and change in the transition from hospital to community-based care / Christine McCourt Perring -- Disempowerment and marginalization of clients in divorce court cases / Jean Collins -- Idioms of bureaucracy and informality in a local housing aid office / Jeanette Edwards
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 217 p.
Isbn
9780203413272
Lccn
93047627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29638434
  • (OCoLC)ocm29638434
Label
Anthropology of organizations, edited by Susan Wright
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Culture in anthropology and organizational studies / Susan Wright -- Part I. Indigenous management : Introduction / David Marsden -- Indigenous management and the management of indigenous knowledge / David Marsden -- 'Owning' without owners, managing with few managers: lessons from Third World irrigators / Donald Curtis -- Institution building: examining the fit between bureaucracies and indigenous systems / Trish Nicholson -- Part II. Gender and organizational change / co-edited by Michael Roper : Introduction / Michael Roper -- Play of power: women, men and equality initiatives in a trade union / Cynthia Cockburn -- Office affairs / Rosemary Pringle -- The gendered terrains of paternalism / Deborah Kerfoot and David Knights -- Culture, gender and organizational change in British welfare benefits services / Sandra Cullen -- Part III. Clients and empowerment : Introduction / Susan Wright -- Community care as de-institutionalization? Continuity and change in the transition from hospital to community-based care / Christine McCourt Perring -- Disempowerment and marginalization of clients in divorce court cases / Jean Collins -- Idioms of bureaucracy and informality in a local housing aid office / Jeanette Edwards
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 217 p.
Isbn
9780203413272
Lccn
93047627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29638434
  • (OCoLC)ocm29638434

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