Journal of Organizational Ethnography: Volume 7 Issue 1


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Finding the way into a global industry: The usefulness of elite events to social science researchers

Helen Sampson, Nelson Nava Turgo

Gatekeepers in social research are regularly taken for granted in the associated methods literature, yet they constitute an interesting social phenomenon in themselves as…

Ethnographies of parliament: culture and uncertainty in shallow democracies

Emma Crewe

The purpose of this paper is to consider the challenges, advantages and limits of ethnographical approaches to the study of parliament. Challenges in the study of…

Fucking law (a new methodological movement)

Victoria Brooks

The purpose of this paper is to set the groundwork for a new methodological movement. The author claims that methodological strategies must take as their object the laws…

Researcher self-care in organizational ethnography: Lessons from overcoming compassion fatigue

Joanne Vincett

The purpose of this paper is to offer practical researcher self-care strategies to prepare for and manage the emotions involved in doing organizational ethnographic…

Off the record: understanding the (latent) functions of documents in organizations

Antonia Langhof

The purpose of this paper is to suggest the usage of an approach based on sociological systems theory for exploring the (latent) functions of documents in organizations…

The talent paradox: talent management as a mixed blessing

Dagmar Daubner-Siva, Sierk Ybema, Claartje J. Vinkenburg, Nic Beech

The purpose of this paper is to provide an inside-out perspective on the practices and effects of talent management (TM) in a multinational organization.

“Walking the line”: an at-home ethnography of bureaucracy

Markus Gottwald, Frank Sowa, Ronald Staples

The purpose of this paper is to present a specific case of at-home ethnography, or insider research: The German Public Employment Service (BA) commissioned its own…

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