Monday, January 30, 2012

The First International Business Anthropology Conference (China) Newsletter (1)

The conference committee had its formal meeting recently at Sun Yat-Sen University to discuss the procedures and arrangements for the conference. The committee decided the conference is to be held as we originally proposed from May 17 to May 20, 2012 on Sun Yat-Sen University campus. The detailed programs will be sent to the delegates later. By this time, the committee has received about 100 proposals and inquires.
Dr. Daming Zhou suggested that the conference would edit the conference proceedings and get it formally published with the IE index registration. The committee determined that Ms. Xiang Lin, a Ph. D. candidate at Sun Yat-Sen University, would be responsible for operation business, Ms. Lingyan Guo, a Ph. D. candidate at Sun Yat-Sen University, would be responsible for academic affairs. Dr. Guang Tian would be responsible for corresponding with the international scholars, and Ms. Lingyan Guo would be responsible for corresponding with the domestic scholars.

The committee elected Dr. Daming Zhou as the chair of the conference and invited Dr. M. Baba, Dr. B. Moeran, Dr. Robert G. Tian, and Dr. Alfons van Marrewijk as the co-chairs of the conference.

International Journal of Business Anthropology Volume 3(1)

Table of Contents

Editorial Commentary

Practices of Cross Cultural Collaboration in Sustainable Water Management in Bangladesh
Jaap de Heer and Andrew Jenkins

Vitamin Practices and Ideologies of Health and the Body
Maryann McCabe and Antonella Fabri

Space and Place as User-Experience: Taking Notting Hill as an Example
Pedro Oliveira

Making Sense of Good Life: Local Modernity from a Traditional Industrial-Commercial Region in Southern China
Luo Youmin

The Effectiveness of Social Marketing Mix Strategy: Towards an Anthropological Approach
Guang Tian and Luis Borges

Applied Ethics: Anthropology and Business
Barry R. Bainton

Localization of French Hypermarket Carrefour and Japanese General Merchandise Store Ito-Yokado
Zoe Zhu Yi

Negotiating Intimacies in an Eroticized Environment: Xiaojies and South China Entertainment Business
Yu Ding