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Volume 4(1)
International Journal of
Business Anthropology
Table of Contents

Editorial Commentary

Boundary (re-)Constructions as Human-Nonhuman Intra-Actions within the Workplace
W. David Holford

Affect, Trust and Friendship: A Case Study of Chinese and Zambian
Relationships at the Workplace
Janny Chang

The Sensory Value of Commodity: Homogenization and Differentiation of
Pigs and Pork in Okinawa, Japan
Rima Higa
Anthropologists, Corporate Responsibility and Oil in Ecuador and Nigeria
Robert Wasserstrom and Susan M. Reider

Cultural Paradigm of High Performing Organizations: An Ethnographic Study in India Context
M. Romesh Singh

The Role of New Technology in Global Health Education
Hengameh Hosseini

Socioeconomic Development and Ethno-Cultural DiversityState Policy and the Evolvement of Pluralism in Malaysia
Emile Kok-Kheng Yeoh



Call for Papers: International Journal of Business Anthropology

ISSN 2155-6237

The International Journal of Business Anthropology is a double blind peer reviewed journal focusing upon business and economic anthropology sponsored by the College of Sociology and Anthropology, Sun Yat-Sen University, China, the Faculty of Social Science, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and published by the North American Business Press (NABP) biannually. Given the rapid growth of business anthropology a journal dedicated to the field is much needed.  

Business and economic anthropology uses qualitative and ethnographic methods as an alternative to more formal methodologies, Specific tools include participant observation, informal and structured interviews, and other “naturalistic”, informal, and face to face methods of investigation. Business anthropologists play a key role in developing culturally sensitive policies and strategies in a world that increasingly typified by cross-cultural contact.

The journal seeks articles by anthropologically oriented scholars and practitioners in business and economic world.  Regionally focused contributions are welcome, especially when their findings can be generalized.  We encourage the dialogues between the findings or theories generated from the field of business anthropology and the theories of general anthropology. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, general business anthropology theories and methods, management, marketing, consumer behavior, product design and development, knowledge management and competitive intelligence, human resources management, international business, etc. 

Objectives: 

- Generate an exchange of ideas between scholars, practitioners and industry specialists in the field of applied and business anthropology
-  Encourage bridge building between the practitioner and the academic world
-  Provide a vehicle of communication for anthropologists working within the practitioner world
- Provide a forum for work concerned with qualitative business analysis inspired by anthropological theory and methods

About the Publishers

NABP publishes seven academic journals.  The acceptance rate of NABP journals is less than twenty percent.  The journals are indexed by UMI-Proquest-ABI Inform, EBSCOhost, GoogleScholar, and listed with Cabell's Directory, Ulrich's Listing of Periodicals, and Bowkers Publishing Resources. NABP journals are affirmed as scholarly research outlets by the following business school accrediting bodies: AACSB, ACBSP, IACBE & EQUIS. (For more information consult : http://www.na-businesspress.com/)

Call for Papers
We are always looking for good manuscripts! We encourage practitioners, students, community members, and faculty from all disciplines to submit articles. The Editors and one or more anonymous peer reviewers will review the manuscript prior to its acceptance for publication. In addition to research and academic articles, we feature case studies, commentaries and reviews. We welcome the papers in the area of:
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

Please send manuscripts, news notes and correspondence to: Dr. Robert Guang Tian, Co-Editor, IJBA, via e-mail at rtian@medaille.edu, or rgtian@yahoo.com or ijba@na-businesspress.com

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