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Two more posts by Sam Ladner on corporate ethnography

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After her much talked about piece “Does corporate ethnography suck?” – which presented a cultural analysis of academics critiques of industry ethnography as a second rate or illegitimate forms of ethnography – Sam Ladner followed up with two more posts on corporate ethnography:

Is rapid ethnography possible? A cultural analysis of academic critiques of private-sector ethnography
Sam extends the cultural analysis from her first piece and offers methods that are more fitting for the shorter cycles of industry ethnography. She points out that research output can be compromised regardless if the ethnography is working in corporate or academic settings. What methods do you use to avoids compromising research in private-sector ethnography or academic setting ethnography?

Practicing Reflexivity in Ethnography
In this, her final post, Sam discusses how to maintain reflexivity in ethnographic practice.

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