Making Global MBAs
The Culture of Business and the Business of Culture (California Series in Public Anthropology #47)
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Based on extensive field research in several leading US business schools, this groundbreaking ethnography exposes what the culture of MBA training says about contemporary understandings of capitalism in the context of globalization. Orta details the rituals of MBA life and the ways MBA curricula cultivate both habits of fast-paced technical competence and “softer” qualities and talents thought to be essential to unlocking the value of international cultural difference while managing its risks. Making Global MBAs provides an essential critique of neoliberal thinking for students and professionals in a wide variety of fields.
Praise For Making Global MBAs: The Culture of Business and the Business of Culture (California Series in Public Anthropology #47)…
— Financial Times
"A thick and vibrant description of the MBA experience that makes a contribution to an understanding of the MBA milieu and influence and to the anthropology of business."
— American Anthropologist
"A sweeping vision that sees the MBA as underpinning the current era of globalization and business development. . . . Recommended."
"A fascinating cultural portrait of future middle and senior managers as key players in global business. . . . The book will be a valuable reference to anthropologists interested in education and business culture."
— Anthropology Book Forum
University of California Press, 9780520325401, 256pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2019