Release | Ten systems. Toward a canon of function systems

Roth, S. and Schütz, A. (2015), Ten systems. Toward a canon of function systems, Cybernetics and Human Knowing, Vol. 22 No. 4, pp. 11-31. Article available for download here. Abstract: There is no description of modernity without functional differentiation. The distinction of function systems such as economy, science, art, or religion, is a key to modernity. Modern science, […]

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CFP | Next Management Theory track @EURAM 2016 in Paris

Call for Papers to the T 14_01 Next Management Theory track at the EURAM Annual Conference in Paris, June 1-4, 2016 Next Management Theory track invites contributions to the fields of management and organization theory. We welcome papers that address the general significance of theorizing or reappraise classical key concepts and their adequacy to the post-millenium […]

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Release | Capitalism is boring. Here are 3628800 alternatives

Roth, S. (2015), Free economy! On 3628800 alternatives of and to capitalism, Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, Vol 27 No. 2, 107-128 [ABS, AERES]. Article available for download here. Abstract: Even the sharpest problem focus cannot help but sharpen the problem. Thus, the key to our understanding of alternatives to capitalism and alternative forms of capitalism is not […]

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Hacking Theory @15th EURAM conference in Warsaw 2015

Systemic Management and Management Theory group meeting @European Academy of Management Conference 2015 Friday, June 19, 2015, 11:30-13:00, room A 119, Kozminski University Warsaw Chair: Steffen Roth, ESC Rennes School of Business, email. Description: The aim of this meeting is to facilitate interaction among management researchers with backgrounds and interests in systems theory, form theory, […]

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Release | Serious gamification

Abstract: We challenge the idea of the paradoxical nature of the concept serious games and ask how researchers and designers need to conceive of serious games so that they at all appear paradoxical. To develop and answer this question, we draw on a theory–method that considers all forms of observation as paradoxical. We then use the […]

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