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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Reblog | We have never been capitalist. Big data insights into social macro trends (1800–2000)

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 […]

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Release | Big data insights into social macro trends (1800-2000): A replication study

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 5.846, 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 […]

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Release | government.com? Multifunctional cabinet portfolio analysis of 201 national governments

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 […]

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Release | Heal the world. A solution-focused systems therapy approach to environmental problems

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 […]

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Release | CSR Beyond Economy and Society: A Post-capitalist Approach

Roth S., Valentinov V., Heidingsfelder M., and Pérez-Valls M. (2020) CSR beyond Economy and Society. A post-capitalist approach, Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 165 No. 3, pp. 411-423 [SSCI 4.141, 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 […]

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Release | Multifunctional organisation models. A systems-theoretical framework for new venture discovery and creation

Roth S., Valentinov V., Kaivo-oja J., and Dana L.-P. (2018), Multifunctional organisation models. A systems-theoretical framework for new venture discovery and creation, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 31 No. 7, pp. 1383-1400 [SSCI 1.262, Scopus, CNRS**, FNEGE**, CABS**]. This article won an Emerald Literati Award 2019 for Highly Commended articles and has therefore been made […]

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Release | Interfunctional business models. Map for the next venture discoveries

Roth S., Melkonyan A., Kaivo-oja J., Manke B., and Dana L.-P. (2018), Interfunctional business models. Map to an uncharted quadrant of the blue ocean, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, Vol. 10, No. 5, pp. 581–595 [Scopus, ABS*, VHB***]. Abstract: This article makes a case for the significance that borders have for new venture discovery. Since markets are […]

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