Journal of Organizational Ethnography: Volume 4 Issue 1


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Making culture visible: reflections on corporate ethnography

Anne-Laure Fayard, John Van Maanen

The purpose of this paper is to describe and reflect on the experience as corporate ethnographers working in (and for) a large, multinational company with a remit to study…

Narratives of enterprise revisited: methodological appendices in ethnographic books

Simon Down

This paper is the first in a series that reprints methodological appendices or methods chapters found in workplace and organisational ethnographic books, and provides an…

Impressions in action: the socially situated construction of expertise in the workplace

Aditya Johri

The impressions of others’ expertise are fundamental to workplace dynamics. Identifying expertise is essential for workplace functions such as task assignment, task…

Making meaning of nursing practices in acute care

Sarah Lake, Trudy Rudge, Sandra West

The purpose of this paper is to consider how meaning may be made of nursing practices by contrasting the rationalistic approach commonly used in the nursing literature…

The “leaning song” – a weapon in organizational conflict

Charles Kirke

The purpose of this paper is to present an insider ethnographic account of a series of social confrontations between two mutually opposed groups of officers that took…

Interest plurality and institutional work: An ethnography of rural community organizing

Brett Crawford, John Branch

The institutional work literature has paid little attention to cognition and interests in the creation, maintenance, and disruption of institutions. The purpose of this…

Why Kurt Wolff matters for a practice-based perspective of sensible knowledge in ethnography

Silvia Gheradi

The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the contribution offered by Wolff’s sociology of knowledge to organizational ethnography and to enrich the lexicon of…

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