Business & Design Anthropology sessions at the March 2014 Society for Applied Anthropology meetings

Coming of Age in the Corporate Context: Exploring the Non-Linear Transition from Student to Practitioner and Back Again
Wednesday, March 19th, 5:30 – 7:20 pm
Chair: Ramer, S. Angela (UNT)

  • Pahl, Shane (UNT) So You’re Interested in Business Anthropology, Now What?
  • Santee, Amy (Empirical Research & Design) What Are You Doing Here?: Making the Academy-to-Business Transition as a Practicing Anthropologist
  • Taylor, E. Gigi (TX State U) On Becoming an Anthropologist: The Transition from a Practicing Qualitative Researcher (“the Other”) to an Academically Trained Anthropologist (“Us”)
  • Ramer, S. Angela (UNT) Design Research for Designer Clients: A Study of an Architecture Firm’s Own Workspace

Technology, Design and New Media in Ethnographic Engagement
Wednesday, March 19th, 3:30 – 5:20 pm

  • Kitner, Kathi R. and De Wet, Thea (Intel Labs) Smart Phones, Dumb Anthropology: Re-thinking Ethnography and Mobility in a South African Urban Landscape

(NOTE: this is one of five presentations in this individual session; the other presentations are not listed here because they are not related to business anthropology)

Business Anthropology Topical Interest Group Meeting
Thursday, March 20th, 3:30 – 5:20 pm

Poster Session (just one poster related to business anthropology)
Thursday, March 20th, 3:30 – 5:20 pm

  • Brickle, Tyler A.(Fort Lewis Coll) Why A Comes Before B: Applying an Anthropological Lens to Business, and Understanding the Issues that People Face in the Workplace

Orientation to Business Anthropology Workshop (Pre-Registration Required, Fee $95)
Friday, March 21st, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Organizers: Briody, Elizabeth (Cultural Keys LLC), Hanson, Natalie (Temple U), McCabe, Maryann (U Rochester), Treitler, Inga (Anthropology Imagination LLC), and Wasson, Christina (UNT)

Teaching Anthropology and Other Things: Challenges and Prospects
Friday, March 21st, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

  • Sharma, Satya P. (U Saskatchewan) Mini Group Research Projects by Undergraduate Students: An Important Training Tool for Business and Industrial Anthropology

(NOTE: this is one of five presentations in this individual session; the other presentations are not listed here because they are not related to business anthropology)

Business Anthropology Roundtable: New Voices, New Destinations, New Futures
Saturday, March 22nd, 1:30 – 3:20 pm
Chair: Santee, Amy (Empirical Research & Design) ROUNDTABLE PARTICIPANTS: AIKEN, Jo (UNT), Dornadic, Alicia (Independent), Kersey, Jen Cardew (SapientNitro), Schill, Elizabeth (Partnership for Public Service), and Rios, Danyel (UNT)

International Perspectives on Business and Market Research
Saturday, March 22nd, 3:30 – 5:20 pm
Chair: Stewart, Alex (Marquette U)

  • Ito, Yasunobu (JAIST) “Ethnography” in the Japanese Corporate Activities: A Meta-anthropological Observation on the Relationship between Anthropology and the Outside
  • Stewart, Alex (Marquette U) Why Do Anthropologists Have So Little Impact on Management Research?
  • Gibson, Carrie (U Memphis, USC) Out To Lunch: Why Businesses Need Anthropologists
  • Gorbea, Laura (Altamente) Running to a Standstill: Developing a High Technology Sector in Puerto Rico
  • Zloniski, Christian (UTA) Beach Pebble Stone Workers in Mexico’s Baja California: The Formation of a Transnational Market
  • Roberts, Bruce (MSUM) Plastic Waste Management in Africa

For more information about the conference, please see the SfAA 2014 website or the Preliminary Program.

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