Sunday, September 11, 2011

The First International Conference of Business Anthropology (China)

The First International Conference of Business Anthropology (China)

May 17-20, 2012

The First International Conference in Business Anthropology (China) will take place in Sun Sat-Sen University (Guangzhou, Guangdong). We are currently inviting paper submission. This conference will consider critical and timely questions in the development of business anthropology. There are several purposes to our conference:
- To generate an exchange of ideas between scholars, practitioners and industry specialists in the field of applied and business anthropologies;
- To encourage a bridge building between the practitioner and the academic world;
- To provide a vehicle of communication for anthropologists working within the practitioner world;
- To provide a work forum around qualitative business research, and analysis , inspired by anthropological theory and methods;
- To encourage the sharing of issues among business professionals;
- To encourage business educators in adopting an anthropological approach in teaching practices

With these goals in mind, conference organizers are currently inviting submissions from established scholars and graduate students exploring any of the following topics and questions as they bear on the relationship between business and anthropology:
1) Inter-cultural consultancy, training and management;
2) Design anthropology and product development;
3) Consumer research;
4) Ethnography and organizations;
5) Marketing and competitive intelligence;
6) Human resources management;
7) Organization changes;
8) International business;
9) Economic anthropology;
10) Teaching and learning business anthropology;
11) Business anthropology development history;
12) Business anthropology case studies.

Proposals should include a 300-word abstract and a short CV and should be sent to (name of the presenter) at, cc to and with “Business Anthropology International Conference” in the subject line. Final papers will be due on March 31, 2012.

CFP deadline: Dec. 31, 2011.

We have specially invited the following scholars, who confirmed to come pending on the final approval by the conference committee. The formal invitation letter will be issued by March 15, 2012
Dr. Marietta L. Baba, University of Michigan, USA
Dr. Allen Batteau, Wayne State University, USA
Dr. Ann Jordan, North Texas University, USA
Dr. Alfons van Marrewijk, VU University Amsterdam, NL
Dr. Belete Mebratu, Medaille College, USA
Dr. Brian Moeran, Copenhagen Business School, DK
Dr. Robert J. Morais, Weinman Schnee Morais, Inc., USA
Dr. Pedro Oliveira, IPAM Marketing School, POR
Dr. Timothy de Waal Malefyt, BBDO Worldwide Advertising, USA


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