Preview | Chester Barnard’s systems-theoretic approach to organization theory: a reconstruction

Abstract: Chester Barnard’s organisation theory is widely acknowledged to be grounded on a systems-theoretic approach which has however remained largely inchoate. The present paper ventures a hypothetical reconstruction of this approach by identifying the salient parallels between Barnard’s thought and Niklas Luhmann’s theory of social systems as well as Alfred North Whitehead’s philosophy of organism. […]

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CFA | PHD Course (3 ECTS) | Values and decision-making. Social Theories and Methods for Research in sustainable organisations

Call for applications to the PHD course (3 ECTS) on “Values and decision-making. Social Theories and Methods for Research in Sustainable Organizations” Venue: Inter-University Center Dubrovnik, Croatia Dates: 10-13 September 2021 Course directors: Assist.-Prof. Dr. Kresimir Zazar, University of Zagreb, Croatia Prof. Dr. Dr. habil. Steffen Roth, La Rochelle Business School, France, and University of […]

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Release | Dissecting the empirical-normative divide in business ethics: The contribution of systems theory

Roth S., Valentinov V., and Clausen L. (2020), Dissecting the empirical-normative divide in business ethics: the contribution of systems theory, Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, Vol. 11 No. 4, pp. 679-694 [SSCI 2.056, CNRS**, FNEGE**, CABS**, VHB**]. Abstract Purpose: This paper aims to probe the limits of the empirical-normative divide as a conceptual framework in business ethics. […]

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CFP | Moral communication. Observed with social systems theory

Call for papers to the Luhmann Conference 2020 on “Moral communication. Observed with social systems theory” Place: Inter-University Centre (IUC), Dubrovnik, Croatia Address: Don Frana Bulicá 4, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia Dates: 15-18 September 2020 The PDF version of this CFP is available for download here. Theme: The conference committee invites contributions on the significance of moral communication […]

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Release | CSR Beyond Economy and Society: A Post-capitalist Approach

Roth S., Valentinov V., Heidingsfelder M., and Pérez-Valls M. (2020) CSR beyond Economy and Society. A post-capitalist approach, Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 165 No. 3, pp. 411-423 [SSCI 4.141, FT50, CNRS***, FNEGE****, CABS***, VHB***]. Online first version of the article available for download here. Abstract: In this article, we draw on established views of CSR dysfunctionalities to […]

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