Preview | Draw your organization! A solution-focused theory-method for business school challenges and change

Abstract: This article presents a solution-focused approach to current problems and criticisms faced by business schools. In order to facilitate the required shift from problems to solutions, I outline a theory-method and demonstrate how it has informed my teaching at FT-ranked business schools and other institutions of higher education in two subjects and on three continents. I […]

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Preview | Chester Barnard’s systems-theoretic approach to organization theory: a reconstruction

Abstract: Chester Barnard’s organisation theory is widely acknowledged to be grounded on a systems-theoretic approach which has however remained largely inchoate. The present paper ventures a hypothetical reconstruction of this approach by identifying the salient parallels between Barnard’s thought and Niklas Luhmann’s theory of social systems as well as Alfred North Whitehead’s philosophy of organism. […]

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CFP | The Great Reset of management and organization theory

Call for papers to a special issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Management [SSCI 1.891, Scopus, CNRS**, CABS**, VHB***] on The Great Reset of management and organization theory Proponents Steffen Roth, Full Professor of Management, La Rochelle Business School, France, and Adjunct Professor of Economic Sociology, University of Turku, Finland [corresponding proponent]. Wojciech Czakon, Full Professor of Strategic […]

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CFA | Doktorandenstipendium „Digital transformierte Theorie des Familienunternehmens und der Unternehmerfamilie“

Die Universität Witten/Herdecke ist die erste deutsche Universität in gemeinnütziger Trägerschaft (Gründungsjahr: 1982) mit mittlerweile mehr als 600 Beschäftigten und über 2.600 Studierenden. Das Wittener Institut für Familienunternehmen (WIFU) ist Teil der Fakultät für Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft und forscht an den Schnittstellen von Wirtschaft, Soziologie, Psychologie und Recht aus dem Blickwinkel von Unternehmen, die mehrheitlich […]

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Preview | Lockdown: Das Anhalten der Welt: Debatte zur Domestizierung von Wirtschaft, Politik und Gesundheit

Kleve H., Roth S. und Simon F.B. (2020), Lockdown: Das Anhalten der Welt. Eine Debatte zur Domestizierung von Wirtschaft, Politik und Gesundheit. Heidelberg, Carl Auer. Kladdentext: Diesem richtungweisenden Buch prophezeit Bernhard Pörksen eine „theoriegeschichtliche Brisanz“. „Hier wird tatsächlich diskutiert, hart in der Sache gerungen, polemisiert und dann wieder mit einer Leichtigkeit und einer stilistischen Eleganz […]

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CFA | PHD Course (3 ECTS) | Values and decision-making. Social Theories and Methods for Research in sustainable organisations (postponed)

Postponed to 2021 for the usual 2020 reasons. Call for applications to the PHD course (3 ECTS) on “Values and decision-making. Social Theories and Methods for Research in Sustainable Organizations” Venue: Inter-University Center Dubrovnik, Croatia Dates: 11-14 September 2020 Course directors: Assist.-Prof. Dr. Kresimir Zazar, University of Zagreb, Croatia Prof. Dr. Dr. habil. Steffen Roth, […]

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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**]. This article won an Emerald Literati Award 2020 for Highly […]

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Release | Harnessing big data for a multifunctional theory of the firm

Roth S., Schwede P., Valentinov V., Pérez-Valls M., and Kaivo-oja J. (2020) Harnessing big data for a multifunctional theory of the firm, European Management Journal, Vol. 38 No. 1, pp. 54-61 [SSCI 2.985, Scopus, CNRS**, FNEGE**, CABS**, VHB***]. Article available for download here. Abstract: This paper explores the potential of big data, such as those compiled by the […]

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Release | Open coopetition: when multiple players and rivals team up

Roth S., Leydesdorff L., Kaivo-oja J., and Sales A. (2019) Open Coopetition: When Multiple Players and Rivals Team Up, Journal of Business Strategy, Vol. 41 No. 6, pp. 31-38 [Scopus, CNRS**, FNEGE*, CABS**, VHB**]. Article available for download here. Purpose: This paper aims to extend the existing views of coopetition into the broader context of open coopetition. Design/methodology/approach: The […]

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