Abstract: In mid-2020, the World Economic Forum (WEF) announced the Great Reset, an initiative launched to assert, describe, and shape the direction of an epochal transition brought about by the global coronavirus crisis. Rooted in a European tradition of social theory, this article aims to articulate the broader social context of this scenario and pinpoint […]Read more "Release | The great reset of management and organization theory. A European perspective"
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 papers to a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences [SSCI .756, Scopus, CNRS**, CABS**] on Digital transformation of theory in the administrative sciences Proponents Steffen Roth, Full Professor of Management, La Rochelle Business School, France, and Adjunct Professor of Economic Sociology, University of Turku, Finland Jean-Sébastien Guy, Associate Professor of Sociology and Social […]Read more "CFP | Digital transformation of theory in the administrative sciences"
Die Universität Witten/Herdecke ist die erste deutsche Universität in gemeinnütziger Trägerschaft (Gründungsjahr: 1982) mit mittlerweile mehr als 600 Beschäftigten und über 2.600 Studierenden. Das Wittener Institut für Familienunternehmen (WIFU) ist Teil der Fakultät für Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft und forscht an den Schnittstellen von Wirtschaft, Soziologie, Psychologie und Recht aus dem Blickwinkel von Unternehmen, die mehrheitlich […]Read more "CFA | Doktorandenstipendium „Digital transformierte Theorie des Familienunternehmens und der Unternehmerfamilie“"
Abstract: Drawing on Luhmannian social systems theory, this article revisits the single- versus multiple-objective debate on the theory of the firm. Firms are conceptualized as complexity-reducing systems structurally coupled with potentially risky environments, and profit-maximization is considered as a complexity reduction strategy for making sense of these environments. Whereas single-objective approaches reflect cases when environmental […]Read more "Release | Social goals in the theory of the firm: a systems theory view"
Kleve H., Roth S., Köllner T., and Wetzel R. (in press), The tetralemma of the business family. A systemic approach to business-family dilemmas in research and practice, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 33 No. 2, pp. 433-446 [SSCI 1.185, Scopus, CNRS**, FNEGE**, CABS**]. The ahead-of-print version of this article is available for download here. […]Read more "Release | The tetralemma of the business family"
Roth S., Schwede P., Valentinov V., Pérez-Valls M., and Kaivo-oja J. (2020) Harnessing big data for a multifunctional theory of the firm, European Management Journal, Vol. 38 No. 1, pp. 54-61 [SSCI 2.985, Scopus, CNRS**, FNEGE**, CABS**, VHB***]. Article available for download here. Abstract: This paper explores the potential of big data, such as those compiled by the […]Read more "Release | Harnessing big data for a multifunctional theory of the firm"