Reblog | We have never been capitalist. Big data insights into social macro trends (1800–2000)

We think of modern societies as areligious and oriented more towards money and power. But what makes us sure that this idea is true? How can we know that secularisation, the dominance of politcs, and the primacy of money really are in the DNA of our societies? In an earlier article published in Technological Forecasting […]

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Release | Big data insights into social macro trends (1800-2000): A replication study

Roth S., Schwede P., Valentinov V., Zazar K., and Kaivo-oja J. (2019), Big data insights into social macro trends (1800-2000): A replication study, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 149, 119759 [SSCI 3.815, Scopus, CNRS***, CABS***, VHB***]. Highlights: Dominant theories of society are grounded on strong assumptions about the capitalist nature of the modern society Results from this […]

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Release | government.com? Multifunctional cabinet portfolio analysis of 201 national governments

Roth S., Santonen T., Heimstädt M., Clark C., Trofimov N., Kaivo-oja J., Atanesyan A., Laki B., and Sales A. (2019), government.com? Multifunctional cabinet portfolio analysis of 201 national governments, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 32 No. 6, pp. 621-639 [SSCI 1.185, Scopus, CNRS**, CABS**]. The article is available for download here. Purpose: This study examines […]

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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 | Interfunctional business models. Map for the next venture discoveries

Roth S., Melkonyan A., Kaivo-oja J., Manke B., and Dana L.-P. (2018), Interfunctional business models. Map to an uncharted quadrant of the blue ocean, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, Vol. 10, No. 5, pp. 581–595 [Scopus, ABS*, VHB***]. Abstract: This article makes a case for the significance that borders have for new venture discovery. Since markets are […]

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CFP | Kybernetes | Futures of Media: Shifting spheres

Shifting Spheres Call for Papers to a special issue of Kybernetes [Clarivate Impact Factor: 1.381] Guest Editors: Markus Heidingsfelder, Xiamen University, Malaysia* Holger Briel, Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, PR of China Steffen Roth, La Rochelle Business School, France, and Yerevan State University, Armenia *Corresponding guest editor. Email: markus.heidingsfelder@xmu.edu.my Focus: The concept of publicity as a […]

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Release | Stakeholder Theory: A Luhmannian Perspective

Valentinov V., Roth S., and Will M. G. (2019), Stakeholder theory: A Luhmannian perspective, Administration and Society, Vol. 51 No. 5, pp. 826-849 [SSCI 1.698, Scopus, CNRS***, ABS**, VHB**]. Abstract: We explore the cross-fertilization potential between stakeholder theory and Niklas Luhmann’s social systems theory. Social systems, such as corporations or nonprofits, are defined by complexity reduction and […]

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