Preview | Lockdown: Das Anhalten der Welt: Debatte zur Domestizierung von Wirtschaft, Politik und Gesundheit

Kleve H., Roth S. und Simon F.B. (2020), Lockdown: Das Anhalten der Welt. Eine Debatte zur Domestizierung von Wirtschaft, Politik und Gesundheit. Heidelberg, Carl Auer. Kladdentext: Diesem richtungweisenden Buch prophezeit Bernhard Pörksen eine „theoriegeschichtliche Brisanz“. „Hier wird tatsächlich diskutiert, hart in der Sache gerungen, polemisiert und dann wieder mit einer Leichtigkeit und einer stilistischen Eleganz […]

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

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: 11-14 September 2020 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 | East of nature. Accounting for the environments of social sciences

Abstract: At the core of ecological economics is the image of the economy as an open system embedded in the natural environment whose carrying capacity is limited. The present paper revisits this image by drawing upon Niklas Luhmann’s social systems theory. To Luhmann, the modern society consists of a multitude of social systems each bringing […]

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Release | Social goals in the theory of the firm: a systems theory view

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 […]

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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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Release | Harnessing big data for a multifunctional theory of the firm

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 […]

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Release | Open coopetition: when multiple players and rivals team up

Roth S., Leydesdorff L., Kaivo-oja J., and Sales A. (2019) Open Coopetition: When Multiple Players and Rivals Team Up, Journal of Business Strategy, DOI: 10.1108/JBS-11-2018-0192 [Scopus, CNRS**, FNEGE*, CABS**, VHB**]. Article available for download here. Purpose: This paper aims to extend the existing views of coopetition into the broader context of open coopetition. Design/methodology/approach: The authors build on the […]

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Guiding distinctions of social science | An online brainstorming

The purpose of this online brainstorming, supported by the International Sociological Association, was to gather as complete a collection of guiding distinctions of social sciences as possible. By guiding distinctions we mean dichotomies or dualisms, such as economy/society, action/behaviour, market/hierarchy, micro/macro, or male/female, that have been or still are at the heart of the debates […]

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