International Journal of Business Anthropology

Dear colleague,

We would like to inform you about the International Journal of Business Anthropology, a newly created peer-reviewed referral journal in the field of business anthropology to be published by the North American Business Press biannually. We planned to have our first issue printed earlier next year and would like to invite you to submit papers for publication.

Greetings, Alfons

Prof.Dr Alfons van Marrewijk
Professor of Business Anthropology | VU University Amsterdam


The International Journal of Business Anthropology is a newly created peer-reviewed referral journal in the field of business anthropology to be published by the North American Business Press biannually. We define business anthropology as a practical oriented scholastic field in which anthropologists or scholars from other disciplines apply anthropological theories, methods, and skills to identify, to study, and to provide the solutions to solve all kinds of business related problems that faced by all kinds business organizations, from the smallest single person run corner stores to the hugest corporations that are with thousands of employees, in their everyday business operations in various business environments, domestically, internationally, or globally.

Accordingly, we define business anthropologists as all those anthropologists who study the business fields of management, operations, marketing, consumer behavior, organizational culture, human resources management, international business, competitive intelligence, knowledge management, and so on. Their study is done through anthropological methods, particularly through ethnographic methods, such as participant observation, informal and structured interviews, and other typical anthropological research methods, which we will discuss in chapter three. Business anthropologists should and are able to play key roles in the business world, by helping business organizations develop culturally appropriate ways of doing business with suppliers, business partners, or customers. Promoting smooth working relationships among employees who are more and more likely, thanks to recent equal opportunity employment legislation, to represent different age groups, ethnic groups, and both sexes.

Our journal is dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of business and anthropology knowledge by publishing, through a blind, refereed process, ongoing results of research in accordance with international scientific or scholarly standards. Articles are written by business anthropologists, business leaders, policy analysts, and active researchers for an audience of specialists, practitioners and students. Articles of regional interest are welcome, especially those dealing with lessons that may be applied in other regions around the world. This would include, but not limited to areas of general business anthropology theories and methods, anthropological approach to marketing and consumer behavior, anthropology and business management, anthropological applications in product design, competitive intelligence, human resources management, cultural auditing and management, organizational theory and behavior, operations management, cross-cultural communications in the business world, or any of these disciplines in an international context.

Objectives:
-Generate an exchange of ideas between scholars, practitioners and industry specialists
-Enhance the development of Business Anthropology
-Acknowledge and disseminate achievement in regional business and economic development thinking
-Provide an additional outlet for scholars and experts to contribute their ongoing work in the area of applied cross-functional business and economic topics

Editorial Board
Dr. Julia C. Gluesing
Dr. Dolkun Kamberi,
Dr. Alfons van Marrewijik
Dr. Michael Lillis
Dr. Josephine Smart
Dr. Robert Guang Tian
Dr. Dixon Wong
Dr. Alf Walle

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Comment by alfons van marrewijk on July 28, 2010 at 3:39pm
Thanks for your interest Susan, te current deadline is October the 1st 2010. Guidelines, links and pricing are still in the process of execution. Sorry, we will come back on these issues soon.
Comment by Susan Mazur-Stommen on July 19, 2010 at 11:42pm
Also, for submissions, is there a deadline, and guidelines?
Comment by Susan Mazur-Stommen on July 19, 2010 at 11:41pm
Is there a link where I could find pricing?

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