Call for papers: Anth of business ethics

Ethics and ethical policies have become an integral part of organizational life. If you are an anthropologist of policy interested in this area, please consider contributing to this collection.

For an edited book in the Berghahn series Anthropology at Work, we are looking for additional contributors who would like to write about issues of business ethics or organizational ethics. The proposed volume will consist of ethnographic studies of ethical practices, discourses, or dilemmas in either the private business sector or in the work-life of organizations (public agencies/NGOs) (i.e., NOT on research/fieldwork ethics). The collection will undergo peer-review. Suggested topics could focus on issues such as ethical practices inside businesses/organizations, the ethics of organizations in society, how employees or organizations deal with ethical dilemmas, ethics training of employees, ethical management, ethical entrepreneurship, management of scandal, dealing with ‘bad apples’ inside the organization, ethical relations with clients, customers, third parties, target groups, etc. Articles could also incorporate recent discussions on Moral Anthropology.

For two examples of the anthropology of business ethics, see the collection in theJournal of Business Anthropology (special issue on business ethics), vol. 16 (3), 2016; or Dolan and Rajak’s edited volume The Anthropology of Corporate Social Responsibility (which overlaps with business ethics). If you have an idea for an article for our prospective volume, please send any queries, title and abstract to the volume editor, Steven Sampson, Lund University, at [email protected]

Positions open in ASAP for 2018

Dear ASAP members,

We hope your 2018 is off to a good start!

At ASAP, we have several positions opening up this year.

In terms of formal elections, we need to fill two positions:

1. An officer-at-large whose duties are not formally prescribed but who has been involved especially in mentoring and awards. The term is for three years.

2. Two co-presidents-elect who have responsibility for most of ASAP activities at the AAA meetings. The term is for two years, followed by two years as co-presidents, and then two years as past-presidents.

If you have a potential interest in any of these, please contact Janine Wedel ([email protected]) who, as past-president, chairs the nominations committee. Note that the co-president-elects work as a team, and the ASAP goal is to match two people who represent different world regions and who have complementary background and skills.

>>>>>  Please contact her by Friday January 26.

We also have several appointed board positions that will also become available this year:

1. A web manager, who can work in tandem with our current Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter managers. The web is maintained in Word Press and you can review it at

2. An overall communications committee chair

3. An education committee chair

If you have interest in any of those, please contact David Haines, co-president, at [email protected]. There is no formal deadline on these positions, but the sooner the better!

We would also be grateful to have additional people involved informally in our committees on media, education, and member outreach. We are particularly interested this year in ways to branch out beyond the AAA. If you have interest in any of those areas, also contact David ([email protected]).

Best regards,

Janine Wedel, Past President
Cris Shore, Co-President
David Haines, Co-President