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 Organizations

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, La Rochelle Business School, France, and University of […]

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Release | East of nature. Accounting for the environments of social sciences

Abstract: At the core of ecological economics is the image of the economy as an open system embedded in the natural environment whose carrying capacity is limited. The present paper revisits this image by drawing upon Niklas Luhmann’s social systems theory. To Luhmann, the modern society consists of a multitude of social systems each bringing […]

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Release | Social goals in the theory of the firm: a systems theory view

Abstract: Drawing on Luhmannian social systems theory, this article revisits the single- versus multiple-objective debate on the theory of the firm. Firms are conceptualized as complexity-reducing systems structurally coupled with potentially risky environments, and profit-maximization is considered as a complexity reduction strategy for making sense of these environments. Whereas single-objective approaches reflect cases when environmental […]

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Release | Special Issue | Digital transformation of social theory

Digital transformation of social theory | Virtual Special Issue of Technological Forecasting and Social Change [SSCI 5.846, Scopus, CNRS***, CABS***, VHB***]. Introduction Steffen Roth, Harry F. Dahms, Frank Welz, and Sandro Cattacin: Print theories of computer societies. Introduction to the digital transformation of social theory Abstract: ICT and the increasing availability of digital data are […]

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Release | Big data insights into social macro trends (1800-2000): A replication study

Roth S., Schwede P., Valentinov V., Zazar K., and Kaivo-oja J. (2019), Big data insights into social macro trends (1800-2000): A replication study, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 149, 119759 [SSCI 5.846, Scopus, CNRS***, FNEGE***, CABS***, VHB***]. Highlights: Dominant theories of society are grounded on strong assumptions about the capitalist nature of the modern society Results from […]

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Release | Print theories of computer societies. Introduction to the digital transformation of social theory

Roth S., Dahms H., Welz F., and Cattacin S. (2019), Print theories of computer societies. Introduction to the digital transformation of social theory, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 149, 119778 [SSCI 5.846, Scopus, CNRS***, FNEGE***, CABS***, VHB***]. The article is for download here. Highlights The digital transformation is fundamentally changing research contexts and conditions in the […]

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CFP | Moral communication. Observed with social systems theory

Call for papers to the Luhmann Conference 2020 on “Moral communication. Observed with social systems theory” Place: Inter-University Centre (IUC), Dubrovnik, Croatia Address: Don Frana Bulicá 4, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia Dates: 15-18 September 2020 The PDF version of this CFP is available for download here. Theme: The conference committee invites contributions on the significance of moral communication […]

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