The Community of Organizational Anthropology (COA) is composed of a group of social anthropologist working in the field of organizational anthropology and located in different research institutions in Trondheim, Norway. These centers are composed of the Department of Social Anthropology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the Institute of Society and Technology at Sintef, The Center of Apertura at Samfunnsforskning AS and StatoilHydro Research Center. The community was initiated by anthropologists at the Department of Social Anthropology in 2003 with the establishment of a professorship in organizational anthropology. This professorship functioned as a point of contact that made the community possible.
The aim of COA is: