John McCreery's Blog – May 2012 Archive (3)

The First International Conference on Business Anthropology (China) — May 18-19, 2012

Marietta Baba

Allen Batteau
Ann Jordan
Tomoko Hamada
Mary McCabe
Alfons van Marrewijk
Brian Moeran
Patricia Sunderland
I wonder how many members of the Open Anthropological Cooperative know these names. All were featured speakers at the First International Conference on Business Anthropology (China) organized by Professors Robert Guang Tian and Daming Zhou and held May 18-19, 2012 at Sun…

Added by John McCreery on May 24, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Hofstede on Cultural Difference - To Sneer? Or Reflect?

Having been invited to a conference on business anthropology to be held in Guangzhou (a city I used to call Canton) in China, I have been thinking about the relationship of anthropology to business—actually, given my interest in material and other forms of knowledge, the relationship of anthropological knowledge to the knowledge taught in business schools and created and written about by their faculties. The conference has provided the occasion, but my thinking about this topic is also…


Added by John McCreery on May 8, 2012 at 2:08pm — 1 Comment

Hats off to Michael Smith!

One of our occasional OAC contributors, Michael C. Smith is co-author of a paper "Archeology as a Social Science" published this week in the U.S. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The timing couldn't be better for me, since I will now be able to cite it as a reference for a suggestion in an upcoming conference paper that cultural anthropologists become more like…


Added by John McCreery on May 1, 2012 at 10:47pm — 1 Comment


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