Release | Stakeholder Theory: A Luhmannian Perspective

Valentinov V., Roth S., and Will M. G. (2018), Stakeholder theory: A Luhmannian perspective, Administration and Society, online first [SSCI 1.761, Scopus, CNRS***, ABS**, VHB**]. Abstract: We explore the cross-fertilization potential between stakeholder theory and Niklas Luhmann’s social systems theory. Social systems, such as corporations or nonprofits, are defined by complexity reduction and operational closure, which may […]

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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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Release | Was that capitalism? A future-oriented big data analysis of the 19th and 20th century

Highlights: Foresights and futures studies depend on the adequacy of our knowledge of the present and the past. Big data evidence suggests that the English language area was not capitalist between 1800 and 2000. Popular social macro trend statements ought to be regularly scrutinised so as to reduce the risk that inadequate trend assumptions are […]

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CFP | Futures of Management Theory

Call for papers to a special issue of Futures [SSCI 2.256, Scopus, FNEGE, ABS] Guest Editors Steffen Roth, La Rochelle Business School and Yerevan State University Augusto Sales, KPMG Global Strategy Group Rio de Janeiro Miguel Perez, University of Alméria Jari Kaivo-oja, University of Turku Futures of Management Theory If “the future of management within the context of the emerging […]

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

Will M. G., Roth S., and Valentinov V. (2018), From nonprofit diversity to organizational multifunctionality: a systems-theoretical proposal, Administration and Society, Vol. 50 No. 7, pp. 1015-1036 [SSCI 1.761, Scopus, CNRS***, ABS**, VHB**]. Abstract: The remarkable feature of the nonprofit sector is its astonishing diversity. This feature gets short shrift in the traditional market or […]

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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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