Release | Ten systems. Toward a canon of function systems

Roth, S. and Schütz, A. (2015), Ten systems. Toward a canon of function systems, Cybernetics and Human Knowing, Vol. 22 No. 4, pp. 11-31. Article available for download here. Abstract: There is no description of modernity without functional differentiation. The distinction of function systems such as economy, science, art, or religion, is a key to modernity. Modern science, […]

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CFP | Next Management Theory track @EURAM 2016 in Paris

Call for Papers to the T 14_01 Next Management Theory track at the EURAM Annual Conference in Paris, June 1-4, 2016 Next Management Theory track invites contributions to the fields of management and organization theory. We welcome papers that address the general significance of theorizing or reappraise classical key concepts and their adequacy to the post-millenium […]

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Release | Capitalism is boring. Here are 3628800 alternatives

Roth, S. (2015), Free economy! On 3628800 alternatives of and to capitalism, Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, Vol 27 No. 2, 107-128 [ABS, AERES]. Article available for download here. Abstract: Even the sharpest problem focus cannot help but sharpen the problem. Thus, the key to our understanding of alternatives to capitalism and alternative forms of capitalism is not […]

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Release | The Multifunctional Organization

Roth, S. (2014), The multifunctional organization: Two cases for a critical update for research programs in management and organization, Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 37-54. Abstract: Organization and functional differentiation are considered key principles of modern societies. Yet, within organizational studies little research has been conducted on the interplay of function systems, organizations, and society. […]

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Surprise | There is no such thing as “economized” societies

Roth, S. (2014), Fashionable functions. A Google ngram view of trends in functional differentiation (1800-2000), International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, Vol. 10 No. 2, 34-58 [FNEGE*, CNRS*]. Abstract: Computer communication is revolutionizing modern society to the same extend as the invention of writing or the printing press have unsettled the archaic or the ancient society, […]

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Release | An inter-functional comparative analysis of the Euro

Roth, S. (2014), Coining societies: an inter-functional comparative analysis of the Euro, Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, Vol. 27 No. 2, 99-118. The present analysis of the Euro looks for the marks that function systems make on what we commonly take for the European money. Clearly distinguishing between coins and currency, the […]

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