Valentinov V., Roth S., and Will M. G. (2018), Stakeholder theory: A Luhmannian perspective, Administration and Society, online first [SSCI 1.761, 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 operational closure, which may […]Read more "Release | Stakeholder Theory: A Luhmannian Perspective"
Political communication: Observed with Niklas Luhmann’s systems theory Time: 29-31 May 2019 Place: International University Centre (IUC), Dubrovnik, Croatia Conference organizers: Klaus Brønd Laursen and Gorm Harste, Aarhus University, Denmark; Gina Atzeni, LMU Munich, Germany; Steffen Roth, La Rochelle Business School, France, and Yerevan State University, Armenia; Markus Heidingsfelder, Habib University Karachi, Pakistan. Deadline for abstract submission: […]Read more "Call | Political communication: Observed with Niklas Luhmann’s systems theory"
I am pleased to inform you that I have been appointed as the Field Editor for Social Systems Theory of Systems Research and Behavioral Science. We do look forward to your social systems-theoretical submissions.Read more "Appointment | Field Editor for Social Systems Theory"
Call for papers to a special issue of Technological Forecasting and Social Change [SSCI 3.226, Scopus, CNRS***, ABS***, VHB***]. “This is basically what I want to spend my life working on yet pretty much everything in this CfP irritates me” Mark Carrigan, Digital Sociologist, Social Media Consultant, and Digital Fellow at The Sociological Review “It sounds like […]Read more "CFP | Digital transformation of social theory"
Will M. G., Roth S., and Valentinov V. (2018), From nonprofit diversity to organizational multifunctionality: a systems-theoretical proposal, Administration and Society, Vol. 50 No. 7, pp. 1015-1036 [SSCI 1.761, Scopus, CNRS***, ABS**, VHB**]. Abstract: The remarkable feature of the nonprofit sector is its astonishing diversity. This feature gets short shrift in the traditional market or […]Read more "Release | From nonprofit diversity to organizational multifunctionality: a systems-theoretical proposal"
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"
Modern societies are usually defined as relatively unreligious, dominated by money and power rather than religious beliefs. But why are we so sure that secularisation and the dominance of politics and economy are in the DNA of modern societies? We turned these and similar assumptions into big data research questions and found that, despite all contradicting […]Read more "Power not money is the new religion. Big data @The Conversation"