Business and organizational anthropology research

Wayne State University's anthropology department is home to the oldest business and organizational anthropology (BOA) program in the U.S. and is the only institution offering both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in anthropology with a specialization in business and organizational anthropology.

Detroit's large industrial base and its revitalization movement with numerous innovative entrepreneurial activities as well as grassroots initiatives make WSU's BOA program an exciting place to explore and pursue an increasingly demanding field of expertise in the globalization era. Hands-on project-based applied training alongside rigorous theoretical foundation makes Wayne State University's BOA a distinctive program to pursue diverse anthropology careers. Students benefit from our strong alumni network where they can connect with practitioners in diverse sectors including industry, non-profit, government, and academia.

Current research

Anthropologists at Wayne State are currently involved in a number of research projects related to business and organizational anthropology.

Current business and organizational anthropology research and the associated professor(s)
Project Faculty
The Cultural Politics of Food: Wine Production, Agricultural Development, and Transnational Governance in post-socialist Bulgaria Professor Jung
Food Justice and Corporate Social Responsibility in Detroit Professor Jung

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