Abstract: This article presents a solution-focused approach to current problems and criticisms faced by business schools. In order to facilitate the required shift from problems to solutions, I outline a theory-method and demonstrate how it has informed my teaching at FT-ranked business schools and other institutions of higher education in two subjects and on three continents. I […]Read more "Release | Draw your organization! A solution-focused theory-method for business school challenges and change"
Call for participation in the Luhmann Conference series paper development workshop on “NOR. Reverse engineering the Laws of Form” (3-4 June 2019 in Dubrovnik) Co-organizers: Steffen Roth, La Rochelle Business School, France, and Yerevan State University, Armenia* Markus Heidingsfelder, Habib University Karachi, Pakistan Lars Clausen, University College Lillebælt, Denmark, and University of Flensburg, Germany* Klaus […]Read more "CFP | NOR. Reverse engineering the Laws of Form"
Roth S. (2017), Parsons, Luhmann, Spencer Brown. NOR design for double contingency tables, Kybernetes, Vol. 46 No. 8, pp. 1469-1482 [SCI .881, Scopus, ABS*]. Final version available for download here (or at emeraldinsight.com). Purpose: Cross tables are omnipresent in management, academia and popular culture. The Matrix has us, despite all criticism, opposition and desire for a way out. […]Read more "Parsons, Luhmann, Spencer Brown. NOR design for double contingency tables"
I have recently joined the editorial board of Kybernetes, the official journal of the UNESCO recognized World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics (WOSC) and The Cybernetics Society, as an Associate Editor. Published by Emerald, the journal is C/ABS-listed and indexed in Scopus as well as in the Thomson Reuters SCI (.637). I kindly invite submissions navigating the interface of social theory and ICT research and, needless […]Read more "New editorial team @Kybernetes"
Organizational Behaviour and Theory Track @Atlantic Schools of Business Conference 2016 in Halifax, October 21-13, 2016 The Organizational Behaviour and Theory track of ASB is sympathetic to papers that explore the relationship between the behaviour of people in organizations and individual, group and organizational outcomes. It welcomes papers that have a predictive capacity or seek to […]Read more "Organizational Behaviour and Theory Track @ASB Conference 2016 in Halifax"
Trends in functional differentiation | Special Issue of Cybernetics and Human Knowing, Vol. 22 No. 4. Guest Editor: Steffen Roth, ESC Rennes School of Business, France Table of content Steffen Roth: Foreword: Trends in Functional Differentiation Articles Steffen Roth and Anton Schütz: Ten Systems: Toward a Canon of Function Systems There is no description of modernity […]Read more "Release | Trends in functional differentiation"
I will be serving as panelist at think.BDPST, a fast-forward conference @Budapest, March 8-10, 2016. Do check the programme and consider to participate!Read more "Speaker @think.BDPST"
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, […]Read more "Release | Ten systems. Toward a canon of function systems"
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 […]Read more "CFP | Next Management Theory track @EURAM 2016 in Paris"