We invite you to submit your research to our track at the 22nd European Academy of Management Conference 2022! Date: 15-17 June 2022 Venue: ZHAW School of Management and Law, Winterthur, Switzerland. Track: T14_06 Management History, Theory, and Philosophy Proponents: Steffen Roth, La Rochelle Business School, France, Kazimieras Simonavicius University, Lithuania, and University of Witten-Herdecke, […]Read more "CFP | EURAM 2022 in Winterthur | T14_06 Management History, Theory, and Philosophy"
Theories are Methods. Or are they? Methodological options for organization and management research, special issue of the Journal of Organizational Change Management [SSCI 2.293, Scopus, CNRS**, FNEGE**, CABS**]. Introduction Steffen Roth, Albert Mills, Bill Lee, and Dariusz Jemielniak: Theory as method. Introduction to supertheoretical options for organization and management research Abstract: This article is devoted to […]Read more "Release | Special Issue | Theories are Methods. Or are they? Methodological options for organization and management research"
Abstract: This article is devoted to conditions and examples of how theories may be applied as methods in the fields of management research and organization studies. An introduction to minimum requirements for a successful refunctionalization of theory as method as well as to nine contributions to a special issue of the Journal of Organizational Change […]Read more "Release | Theory as method: introduction to supertheoretical options for organization and management research"
Abstract: In mid-2020, the World Economic Forum (WEF) announced the Great Reset, an initiative launched to assert, describe, and shape the direction of an epochal transition brought about by the global coronavirus crisis. Rooted in a European tradition of social theory, this article aims to articulate the broader social context of this scenario and pinpoint […]Read more "Release | The great reset of management and organization theory. A European perspective"
Zusammenfassung: Die Coronakrise schafft Momentum für notstandsstaatliche Massnahmen und Gruppenmoral. Man begründet Sonderrechte und überträgt das aktuelle Krisenmanagement gedanklich auf den Kampf gegen den Klimawandel. Vor dem Hintergrund dieser «neuen Normalität» skizziert der vorliegende Beitrag ein Staatsverständnis, das sich mehr als Rahmenkonzept von Staatlichkeit denn als Gegenmodell zum totalitären Notstandsstaat versteht. Dabei zeigt sich, dass dieser […]Read more "Veröffentlichung | Der Staat des multifunktionalen Liberalismus. Zu den Entscheidungsprämissen der nächsten politischen Ökologie"
Call for papers to the Luhmann Conference 2021 on “Risks and pathologies. Observed with social systems theory” Place: Inter-University Centre (IUC), Dubrovnik, Croatia Address: Don Frana Bulicá 4, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia Dates: 14-17 September 2021 Theme In the year 2020, the world was hit by an unprecedented and ongoing crisis in the form of a […]Read more "CFP | Luhmann Conference 2021 | Risks and Pathologies. Observed with Social Systems Theory"
A polymath and author of Laws of Form, George Spencer Brown, brought together mathematics, electronics, engineering and philosophy to form an unlikely bond. This book investigates Design with NOR, the title of the yet unpublished 1961 typescript by Spencer Brown. Available as e-book or for pre-order in print. Suggested citation: Roth S., Heidingsfelder M., Clausen […]Read more "Release | George Spencer Brown’s “Design with the NOR”: With Related Essays"
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 […]Read more "Release | Draw your organization! A solution-focused theory-method for business school challenges and change"
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. […]Read more "Preview | Chester Barnard’s systems-theoretic approach to organization theory: a reconstruction"