Organizational ethnography between toolbox and world‐making

Organizational ethnography between toolbox and world‐making Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to take account of organizational ethnography in its historical and methodological context, on the occasion of the inauguration of the Journal of Organizational Ethnography . Design/methodology/approach – This essay brings together some current issues and concerns in one form of “marked” ethnography. Findings – This essay touches on the questions: what is organizational ethnography and why is it re‐emerging now?; and on related questions, on its way to engaging some of the key methodological issues in organizational ethnography that today merit attention. Originality/value – The paper may be of value to readers who are interested in the method and in one researcher's conceptual‐methodological take on it. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Organizational Ethnography Emerald Publishing

Organizational ethnography between toolbox and world‐making

Journal of Organizational Ethnography, Volume 1 (1): 12 – Apr 20, 2012

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
2046-6749
D.O.I.
10.1108/202466741211220633
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to take account of organizational ethnography in its historical and methodological context, on the occasion of the inauguration of the Journal of Organizational Ethnography . Design/methodology/approach – This essay brings together some current issues and concerns in one form of “marked” ethnography. Findings – This essay touches on the questions: what is organizational ethnography and why is it re‐emerging now?; and on related questions, on its way to engaging some of the key methodological issues in organizational ethnography that today merit attention. Originality/value – The paper may be of value to readers who are interested in the method and in one researcher's conceptual‐methodological take on it.

Journal

Journal of Organizational EthnographyEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 20, 2012

Keywords: Organizational ethnography; Ethnography; Organizations; Marked ethnography

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    Mintzberg, H.
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    Schein, E.H.
  • Tales of the Field
    Van Maanen, J.
  • Organizational ethnography and methodological angst: myths and challenges in the field
    Yanow, D.

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