Organizational Ethnography brings contributions from leading scholars in organizational studies that serve to unpack an ethnographic perspective on organizations and organizational research. The authors explore the particular problems faced by organizational ethnographers, including:
- questions of gaining access to research sites within organizations;
- the many styles of writing organizational ethnography;
- the role of friendship relations in the field;
- problems of distance and closeness;
- the doing of at-home ethnography;
- ethical issues;
- standards for evaluating ethnographic work.
This book is a vital resource for organizational scholars and students doing or writing ethnography in the fields of business and management, public administration, education, health care, social work, or any related field in which organizations play a role.