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 "Postprint | 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 "Postprint | Social goals in the theory of the firm: a systems theory view"
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 […]Read more "Reblog | We have never been capitalist. Big data insights into social macro trends (1800–2000)"
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***, FNEGE***, CABS***, VHB***]. Highlights: Dominant theories of society are grounded on strong assumptions about the capitalist nature of the modern society Results from […]Read more "Release | Big data insights into social macro trends (1800-2000): A replication study"
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**, FNEGE**, CABS**]. The article is available for download here. Purpose: This study […]Read more "Release | government.com? Multifunctional cabinet portfolio analysis of 201 national governments"
Roth S. (2019), Heal the world. A solution-focused systems therapy approach to environmental problems, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 216 No. April, pp. 504-510 [SSCI 6.395, Scopus, FNEGE**, CABS**, VHB***]. Article available for download here. Abstract: In observing a capitalist lifestyle of addiction to relentless growth responsible for an imminent self-extinction of the human race, environmentalism […]Read more "Release | Heal the world. A solution-focused systems therapy approach to environmental problems"
Roth S., Valentinov V., Heidingsfelder M., and Pérez-Valls M. (in press) CSR beyond Economy and Society. A post-capitalist approach, Journal of Business Ethics, DOI: 10.1007/s10551-018-4068-y [SSCI 3.796, FT50, CNRS***, FNEGE****, CABS***, VHB***]. Online first version of the article available for download here. Abstract: In this article, we draw on established views of CSR dysfunctionalities to show how and […]Read more "Preview | CSR Beyond Economy and Society: A Post-capitalist Approach"