Journal of Organizational Ethnography: Volume 6 Issue 3


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“Confucian management” or a confused and epistemologically questionable view on Chinese management?

Anthony Friend

In the wake of the ongoing financial crisis, US managerialism has been denounced as a professional caste that has slowly served to erode the competitiveness of the US…

An ethnography of humor, ritual and defiance in a cancer care setting

Loyd S. Pettegrew

Health care organizational research should pay greater attention to the specific settings where health is practiced. An ethnographic account of humor, ritual and defiance…

Between change and reproduction: Profession, practice and organizational space in a hospital department

Jette Ernst

The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of organizational space in attempts at practice redesign and innovation that involve a break with the traditional…

The significance of unforeseen events in organisational ethnographic inquiry

Trevor Green, Stephen Swailes, Janet Handley

The purpose of this paper is to emphasise the importance for the practicing ethnographer of responding to unforeseen events that occur during periods of data collection.

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