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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Release | Management and function

Management and functional differentiation | Special issue of Systems Research and Behavioral Science [SSCI 1.034, Scopus, ABS**] Guest Editor: Steffen Roth, Rennes School of Business, France Table of Contents Guest Editorial Steffen Roth: From Added Values to Augmented Realities. Introducing the Special Issue of Management and Functional Differentiation Abstract: In this reintroduction to the concept of functional […]

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Release | A global brain wave measurement

Big data reality check of social macro trends published in TFSC: Roth S., Clark C., Trofimov N., Mkrtchyan A., Heidingsfelder M., Appignanesi L., Pérez-Valls M., Berkel J., and Kaivo-oja J. (2017) Futures of a distributed memory. A global brain wave measurement (1800-2000), Technological Forecasting and Social Change,  Vol. 118 No. May, pp. 307-323. Abstract: If the global brain is […]

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#luhmannomics 0.1: Futures of social science above and beyond Economy and Society

The beta version of #luhmannomics is installed on the 16th International Social Theory Consortium (ISTC) Annual Conference in Innsbruck, May 24-26, 2017. We are calling for submission of abstracts at: #luhmannomics 0.1: Futures of social science above and beyond Economy and Society *** Photo credit: Markus Heidingsfelder.

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Release | Market therapy? On intervention in the consociation with non-members

Abstract: While the majority of market interventions is concerned with market interventions that are good for particular market participants, this article is interested in interventions that are good for markets. We draw on observations of historical markets as presented by Hamilton Grierson and Max Weber to rediscover markets as forms of communication that systematically transcend […]

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