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 […]Read more "Release | East of nature. Accounting for the environments of social sciences"
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., 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 1.745, 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. […]Read more "Release | Dissecting the empirical-normative divide in business ethics: The contribution of systems theory"
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"
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 […]Read more "Release | Open coopetition: when multiple players and rivals team up"
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 […]Read more "Guiding distinctions of social science | An online brainstorming"
Call for Papers to a special issue of the Journal of Organizational Change Management [SSCI 1.262, Scopus, CNRS**, CABS**] on Theory as method. Methodological options for organization and management research Proponents Steffen Roth, La Rochelle Business School, France, and Kazimieras Simonavičius University in Vilnius, Lithuania Albert Mills, Sobey School of Business, Canada, and University of […]Read more "CFP | Theory as method. Methodological options for organization and management research"
Starting with the European Academy of Management Conference in Lisbon (26-28 June 2019), there is going to be a Standing Track on “Management and Organization Theory” at the EURAM conferences Standing track description: As researchers in management and organization, we want to develop or apply adequate, impactful, and future-proof theories. Yet, there is more concern than […]Read more "CFP | EURAM 2019 | Standing Track | Management and Organization Theory"