Guiding distinctions of social science | An online brainstorming

The purpose of this online brainstorming, supported by the International Sociological Association, is to gather as complete a collection of guiding distinctions of social sciences as possible. By guiding distinctions we mean dichotomies or dualisms, such as economy/society, action/behaviour, market/hierarchy, micro/macro, or male/female, that have been or still are at the heart of the debates […]

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Release | The open theory and its enemy

Roth S. (2019), The open theory and its enemy: Implicit moralisation as epistemological obstacle for general systems theory, Systems Research and Behavioral Science, Vol. 36 No. 3, 1-8 [SSCI .860, Scopus, CABS**]. Article available for download here. Abstract: Ludwig von Bertalanffy decisively shaped open systems theory as challenge and alternative to the then‐dominant theories of closed […]

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Release | Media effects | Special Issue of Cybernetics and Human Knowing

Heidingsfelder, M. and Roth, S. (2018) Media effects. Special Issue of Cybernetics and Human Knowing, Vol. 25 No. 4. Contents Table of contents Foreword: Media Effects (M. Heidingsfelder) Contingency Alert: Editorial Note on Necessary and Impossible Media (S. Roth) Articles The Mediality of Looseness (U. Stäheli) Listening to Media in Cultural Theory, Sociology, and Management […]

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CFP | ISTC 2019 | Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy in the 21st Century

Call for papers to the 19th International Social Theory Consortium conference ISTC 2019 on “Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy in the 21st Century: System as the future of modern society?” Co-organizers: Harry F. Dahms, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, USA* Steffen Roth, La Rochelle Business School, France, and Kazimieras Simonavicius University in Vilnius, Lithuania* Ilaria Riccioni, Free University of Bolzano, Italy Frank […]

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CFP | Family and organization. Contributions to a theory of the family-influenced firm

Call for Papers Family and organization. Contributions to a theory of the family-influenced firm  Proponents: Steffen Roth, La Rochelle Business School, France, and Kazimieras Simonavičius University in Vilnius, Lithuania Luca Gnan, Tor Vergata Univerity, Italy Joseph H. Astrachan, Kennesaw State University, United States of America Heiko Kleve, University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany Background Family businesses need […]

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CFP | Theory as method. Methodological options for organization and management research

Call for Papers to a special issue of the Journal of Organizational Change Management on Theory as method. Methodological options for organization and management research Proponents Steffen Roth, La Rochelle Business School, France, and Kazimieras Simonavičius University in Vilnius, Lithuania Albert Mills, Sobey School of Business, Canada, and University of Eastern Finland, Finland Dariusz Jemielniak, […]

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