Collegial request: Literature on Human Resources policies

Dear Anthropology of Policy folk,

I am looking for recommendations on items to include in a literature review on the anthropology of Human Resources policies and Human Resources Management, and similar, specifically in international NGOs or international development institutions. Any suggestions are welcome!

I am working so far with the following: Galit Sarfaty (Values in Translation: Human Rights and the Culture of the World Bank, Stanford UP 2012) discusses the Bank’s preference for economists on staff and the hierarchy among the different social scientists and lawyers working in the Bank – no express discussion of hr policies per se, I don’t think, but broadly about staff hierarchies and trajectories for differently qualified staff, which counts for my interests.

I am aware that Heather Hindman’s recent Mediating the Global (also Stanford, 2013) looks critically at some of the human resources management literature around expatriate employees. I have Peter Redfield’s Life in Crisis (California, 2013) on MSF, which covers some of their concerns around expatriate vs. local staff . I have David Mosse’s recent collection on the ethnography of development professionals and Hindman and Fechter’s collection on similar.

Thank you for your suggestions!

Rebecca Amanda Warne Peters at:   [email protected]

Information request from Brazil: Science & tech policy

Hi all. I am a professor at UNICAMP in Brazil (Science and Technology Policy Dept), and would like to know if anyone has worked, or can direct me to papers relating to anthropology (or ethnographic work) of science and tech policy, science-policy interface, and related topics. I would very much appreciate any help, as I am a novice to this topic! I also have several PhD students working on this that would greatly benefit. Best, Marko Monteiro ( [email protected] ).