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The Anthropology of Work

Values

The Community ‘Moment’

The ‘Community Moment’   Some thirty years ago corporate managers and management consultants acknowledged that the “soft stuff” matters in the performance of firms.  Values, beliefs, relationships, communication, trust, citizenship behaviors, leadership and engagement define company culture and can often make or break company success.  Just look at Enron, whose[…]

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After Corporate Culture

Since the early 1980s the business world has enthusiastically embraced the concept of culture as a way to understand and manage the “soft stuff” of organizations.  Initiated in the popular press by Tom Peters and Robert Wasserman in their book, In Search of Excellence, and in the academic press by[…]

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Berlin Inc.

Scholars who work within the critical management studies (CMS) tradition, most of whom live and teach in the UK and in Scandinavia, are consistently critical of the high levels of individualism and associated entrepreneurism in the US.  Grounded in an intellectual tradition that favors social democracy over our culture of[…]

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Apple of My Eye

Well, Carl Icahn is at it again.  He has now turned his activist-investor energy towards Apple.  He is demanding that the company buy back $150 billion in stock, as a sign of strength and balls to investors and to the world.  Investors like Icahn claim that such strategies of financial[…]

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