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Tomoko Hamada

Professor of Anthropology, Emerita

Email: [[thamad]]
Areas of Specialization: Cultural anthropology, applied anthropology, management strategies; Japan, East Asia


I am an active applied anthropologist, and am interested in the anthropological practice-theory relationship. The primary focus of my research has been the culture of complex organization and business anthropology. I have carried out fieldwork on multinational corporations in Japan, China, South Africa, Spain and the United States. I am particularly interested in global team development, deployment of information technology, and collaborative learning in multinational settings.  My recent research concerns the rise of female managers in Japanese multinationals, meanings of company uniforms, and theoretical discussion on anthropology of business organizations.


PhD UC Berkeley 1980