A very interesting field of study that is crying for attention would be comparisons between the institution of the extended family and modern/professional organizations.
1. Just as there are professionally appropriate means of communication/behavior, there is an appropriate way of communicating/behaving within extended families (that is as intricate, if not more intricate than professional requirements).
2. Just like how there are different corporate cultures and standard operating procedures, families diferentiate themselves by the way they interact and behave.
3. Families differ Horizontally and Vertically. Families from different clans & sects, regions & villages behave differently. Differences can also be found vertically (i.e. within sects and villages). Therefore, families that are "higher up" interact differently than those that are lower in the clan hierarchy. These differences can also be seen in the modern paradigm. Organizations have different cultures within each other (i.e. at different levels), and compared to other organizations.
My point is to "demystify" or break any barriers of understanding that may exist between different cultures. Organizations are organizations; be they traditional/familial or modern. Once we understand that, we can more critically analyze them.
Anybody have some thoughts on this one? It's really just a budding idea...