CFP | BS-Lab 2019 | Intercultural dimensions of systems theories and practices

6th Business Systems Lab International Symposium Track: Intercultural dimensions of systems theories and practices Time: 21-23 January 2019  Place: Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy. Track chairs: Prof. Dr. Dr. habil. Steffen Roth, La Rochelle Business School, France, and Yerevan State University, Armenia; Prof. Dr. habil. Vladislav Valentinov, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies, and University […]

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Call | Political communication: Observed with Niklas Luhmann’s systems theory

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: […]

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Release | From nonprofit diversity to organizational multifunctionality: a systems-theoretical proposal

Will G., Roth S., and Valentinov V. (2017), From nonprofit diversity to organizational multifunctionality: a systems-theoretical proposal, Administration and Society [SCI 1.092, Scopus, CNRS***, ABS**, VHB**]. Online first version available for download here. Abstract: The remarkable feature of the nonprofit sector is its astonishing diversity. This feature gets short shrift in the traditional market or governmental failure […]

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Parsons, Luhmann, Spencer Brown. NOR design for double contingency tables

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. […]

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Power not money is the new religion. Big data @The Conversation

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 […]

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