Abstract: A sharp problem focus sharpens the problem. Sustainably ongrowing bodies of text on degrowth are not the key to post-growth scenarios because evocations of the limits of growth reinforce rather than transcend the economic principle, which is in the observation of scarcity. We therefore focus on alternative forms of growth rather than alternatives to […]Read more "Release | Growth strategies for post-growth societies"
Trends in functional differentiation | Special Issue of Cybernetics and Human Knowing, Vol. 22 No. 4. Guest Editor: Steffen Roth, ESC Rennes School of Business, France Table of content Steffen Roth: Foreword: Trends in Functional Differentiation Articles Steffen Roth and Anton Schütz: Ten Systems: Toward a Canon of Function Systems There is no description of modernity […]Read more "Release | Trends in functional differentiation"
Roth, S. (2016), Growth and function. A viral research program for next organisations, International Journal of Technology Management, Vol. 72 No. 4, pp. 269-309 [SCI .867, SSCI .365, FNEGE-CNRS**, ABS**, VHB**]. Article available for download here. Abstract: This article is the prototype of a virus that recodes economy-biased decision programs of capitalist organisations. To bypass the notorious firewalls of capitalism we developed a […]Read more "Release | A virus for next organisations"
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, […]Read more "Release | Ten systems. Toward a canon of function systems"
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 […]Read more "Release | Capitalism is boring. Here are 3628800 alternatives"
Systemic Management and Management Theory group meeting @European Academy of Management Conference 2015 Friday, June 19, 2015, 11:30-13:00, room A 119, Kozminski University Warsaw Chair: Steffen Roth, ESC Rennes School of Business, email. Description: The aim of this meeting is to facilitate interaction among management researchers with backgrounds and interests in systems theory, form theory, […]Read more "Hacking Theory @15th EURAM conference in Warsaw 2015"
Abstract: We challenge the idea of the paradoxical nature of the concept serious games and ask how researchers and designers need to conceive of serious games so that they at all appear paradoxical. To develop and answer this question, we draw on a theory–method that considers all forms of observation as paradoxical. We then use the […]Read more "Release | Serious gamification"
Conflicting Systems: Observed with social systems theory Time: 14-18 September 2015. Place: International University Centre (IUC), Dubrovnik, Croatia Conference organizers: Gorm Harste, Aarhus University, Denmark; Steffen Roth, ESC Rennes School of Business, France, and Yerevan State University, Armenia. Conference description: Systems do not evolve as unities. They develop their complexities due to differences, and handle complexities due to […]Read more "Call | Conflicting Systems: Observed with social systems theory"
The single player mode of decision: Management as strategic unobservation of organization A response to Thomas Hirschmann’s shout out Abstract: Management appears whenever we aim to observe organization as guide for or outcome of individual behavior. Organizations are systems of decision. Organizations appear if we observe chains of decision rather than chains of individual behaviors, with […]Read more "Post | The single player mode of decision"