CFP | Luhmann Conference 2023 | Environments. Observed with social systems theory

Call for papers to the Luhmann Conference 2023 on “Environments. Observed with social systems theory” Venue: Inter-University Centre (IUC), Dubrovnik, Croatia Address: Don Frana Bulicá 4, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia Dates: 12-15 September 2023 Pre-conference dinner: 11 September 2023 Theme Commonly associated with nature or ecology, the concept of environment is foundational to social systems theory. A “system is the […]

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Release | Health beyond medicine. A planetary theory extension

Abstract: In Niklas Luhmann’s vision of the modern functionally differentiated society, health presents one of the essential function systems, along with politics, law, economy, or science. While he devoted much effort to elaborating the theoretical foundations of the latter function systems, his work on the health system was relatively sparse. This research gap has been […]

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Lexikonbeitrag | Funktionssystem

Roth S. (in press) Funktionssystem. In: Wirth J. and Kleve H. (Hrsg.) Lexikon des systemischen Arbeitens. Heidelberg: Carl Auer Verlag. Leseprobe: engl. function system oder functional system, franz. système fonctionnel m. → Funktionssysteme sind soziale → Systeme, die sich selbst erhalten und ausdifferenzieren (→ Autopoiesis), indem sie die Anschlussfähigkeit von → Kommunikation in einem bestimmten Erfolgsmedium […]

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Release | Digital transformation of management and organization theories

Roth S. (2022), Digital transformation of management and organization theories. A research programme, Systems Research and Behavioral Science, early view, DOI: 10.1002/SRES.2882 [SSCI 1.750, Scopus, CABS**]. Abstract: This article draws on the groundwork by George Spencer Brown and Niklas Luhmann to outline a general framework for the digital transformation of management and organization theory. It […]

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CFP | EURAM 2022 in Winterthur | T14_06 Management History, Theory, and Philosophy

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: Short description: The “Management History, Theory, and Philosophy” addresses historical and philosophical foundations and challenges […]

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Release | Special Issue | Theories are Methods. Or are they? Methodological options for organization and management research

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 […]

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Release | Theory as method: introduction to supertheoretical 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 […]

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Release | The great reset of management and organization theory. A European perspective

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 […]

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Veröffentlichung | Der Staat des multifunktionalen Liberalismus. Zu den Entscheidungsprämissen der nächsten politischen Ökologie

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 […]

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