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Applied Anthropology

Witnessing Practice: The Treatment of Childhood Illness in Upper Guinea, Western Africa

Andrew J. Gordon, P. Stanley Yoder, and Mamadou Camara

This paper presents a thinking-practices approach to studying organizational culture. To illustrate the idea, it reports on decision-making case studies in a United States manufacturing firm. The method is designed to systematically describe and compare decision-making patterns across organizational levels and within and between organizational work units. These patterns serve as a basis for inferences about the collective cognitive processes involved.

The Applied Anthropologist, No. 2, Vol. 27, 2007, pp 139 - 154

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