Standing Commitment

Keynotes, panels, and invited presentations

Selected chairs and co-chairs

Selected attendances and presentations

  • Truth tables, true distinctions: Modulations of the source code of science, Luhmann Conference 2022 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 10-16 September 2022.
  • The state of world society. Decision premises of a next political economy (with Vladislav Valentinov), 38th EGOS Colloquium in Vienna, Austria, 07-09 July 2022.
  • Value and decision. A systems-theoretical approach to organizational multimorality (with Klaus Brond Laursen and Vladislav Valentinov), 22nd EURAM Conference in Winterthur, Switzerland, 15-17 June 2022.
  • Functional differentiation fit – A new direction for organisation behaviour – dialogue between fit and social systems’ theories (with Augusto Sales and Juliana Arcoverde Mansur), papers to the 22nd EURAM Conference in Winterthur, Switzerland, 15-17 June 2022.
  • The great reset of management theory. Total institutionalisation for planetary health,
  • 21st EURAM Conference in Montréal, Canada (online), 16-18 June 2021.
  • Game over! Decision premises recoding in the acquisition of a Brazilian technology start-up: a systems-theoretical analysis (with Augusto Sales, Michael Grothe-Hammer, and Ricardo Azambuja), 21st EURAM Conference in Montréal, Canada (online), 16-18 June 2021.
  • Mentor at the 12th EURAM Early Career Colloquium, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania (online), 15-17 March 2021.
  • Teaching organization theory for management students. Lessons learned and challenges ahead, 20th EURAM Conference in Dublin, Ireland (online), 04-06 December 2020.
  • The environments of social sciences. Accounting for the ecology of multifunctional organization (with Vladislav Valentinov), 36th EGOS Colloquium in Hamburg, Germany (online), 02-04 July 2020.
  • True distinctions. Ein Werkstattbericht, Formlabor, Code University Berlin, Germany, 31 January-01 February 2020.

  • Digital transformation of organization theory. A Luhmannian approach35th EGOS Colloquium in Edinburgh, Scotland, 4-6 July 2019.
  • Digital transformation of management theory. A research updateEURAM 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal, 26-28 June 2019.
  • Multifunctional cabinet portfolio analysis of 201 national governmentsPolitical communication: Observed with Niklas Luhmann’s systems theory, Inter-University Center Dubrovnik, Croatia, 29-31 May 2019.
  • Deciding like a system: Luhmann for strategic management researchers, invited lecture at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Business, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle an der Saale, Germany, 24 October 2018.
  • Unternehmerfamilien und Familienunternehmen. Die Perspektive der Organizationssoziologie, Symposium WIFU Meets Sociology at the Universität Witten/Herdecke, Germany, 13 September 2018.
  • Government as public entreprise. Multifunctional cabinet portfolio analysis of 201 national governments, invited lecture at the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies in Halle an der Saale, Germany, 10 September 2018.
  • Society beyond “Economy and Society”. An updated big data analysis of the 19th and 20th century, ESA RN 29 Social Theory Midterm Conference in Berlin, Germany, 5-6 September 2018.
  • Was that capitalism? A culturomic analysis of the English language area in 19th and 20th century (with Vladislav Valentinov, Arunas Augustinaitis, Artur Mkrtichyan, and Jari Kaivo-oja), paper to the 19th ISA World Congress of Sociology in Toronto, Canada, 15-21 July 2018.
  • What is in organization? Contents of a self-contained container (with Matthias Georg Will and Vladislav Valentinov), paper to the 34th EGOS Colloquium in Tallinn, Estonia, 5-7 July 2018.
  • Stakeholder ecology. A systems-theoretical approach (with Vladislav Valentinov) and New wine in old wineskins. New organizational forms characterization (with Miguel Pérez-Valls, José Céspedes-Lorente, and José Antonio Plaza), papers to the 18th EURAM conference in Reykjavik, Iceland, June 19-22, 2018.
  • Shareholder ecology. A Luhmannian framework (with Vladislav Valentinov) and Managing the growth addiction. A systems therapy approach to capitalism, papers to the Business Systems Laboratory International Symposium in Naples, Italy, January 22-24, 2018.
  • Multifunctional organisation models. A systems-theoretical framework for new venture discovery and creation, paper to the Workshop on Small Business Economics, Accounting and Finance 2017 in La Rochelle, France, November 17, 2017.
  • Making and unmaking of capitalism. A systemic therapy approach, paper to the 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association in Athens, Greece, August 29 – September 1, 2017.
  • Social theory above and beyond economy and society. A form-theoretical approach, paper to the 16th Annual Conference of International Social Theory Consortium (ISTC) in Innsbruck, Austria, May 24-26, 2017.
  • Organization and function. Next key factors in organization theory and practice, paper to the BSLab-SYDIC International Workshop, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, January 23-24, 2017.
  • Management as hacking. Prototype of a viral research program for next organizations, paper to the 16th Annual EURAM Conference, Université Paris-Est Créteil, June 1-4, 2016.
  • Interfunctional business models. Map grid for an uncharted quadrant of the blue ocean, paper to the 16th Annual EURAM Conference, Université Paris-Est Créteil, June 1-4, 2016; and to the CBE Research Seminar Series at the American University of Armenia, Yerevan, April 22, 2016.
  • Growth and function. A viral research program for deconomized organizations, paper to the Luhmann-Conference , the Luhmann-Conference Conflicting Systems – Observed With Social Systems Theory, Inter University Center Dubrovnik, September 14-19, 2015.
  • Paradox, tetralemma, un-/certainty. A form-theoretical call for the re-gamification of management and organization, paper to the General Conference Track Theory, Complexity, and Management Science at the 15th Annual EURAM Conference, Kozminski University Warsaw, June 17-20, 2015.
  • Before Method. Research and the design of surprise, workshop input and moderation at the 6th EURAM Early Career Colloquium, Jagiellonian University of Krakow, February 11-13, 2015.
  • Academic respondent at the Critical Management Studies PhD conference, School of Management, University of Leicester, September 16-17, 2014.
  • Function and systemic constellations and The 10 systems, papers to the 27th Conference of the Nordic Sociological Association, University of Lund, August 14-16, 2014.
  • Market deforms. On intervention in the consociation with non-members, paper to the 30th EGOS Colloquium, Sub-theme: Challenging Change, University of Rotterdam, July 3-5, 2014.
  • From degrowth to regrowth. On growth strategies for post-banausic societies, paper to the Ephemera Conference “Organizing for the post-growth economy”, Copenhagen Business School, May 7-9, 2014.
  • 5th EURAM Early Career Colloquium, University of Alméria, January 29-February 1, 2014.
  • The Unpopular Function. Testing the Economization of Society Hypothesis Against a Google Ngram View of Trends in Functional Differentiation (1800-2000), paper presented at the 7th International Days of Statistics and Economics, University of Economics, Prague, September 19-21, 2013.
  • The Multifunctional Organization. Two Cases for a Critical Update for Research Programs in Organization, paper presented at the 8th EIASM Colloquium on Organizational Change and Development, Vlerick Business School, Ghent, September 12-13, 2013.
  • Spot on Neglected Function Systems. Challenging Capitalism by Systemic Constellations, paper to the PDW Degrowth, Capitalism and the Role of Business at the 2013 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, August 9-13, 2013.
  • 4th EURAM Early Career Colloquium, Vaduz, January 30 – February 1, 2013.
  • “The German Research Environment” (December 2010), presented at the road show of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) on ‘Research in Germany’, Yerevan.
  • “How far can crowdsourcing go? On benefits and limits of joint open innovation projects between Russia and the European Union”, presented at the International Seminar Program on the ‘Cooperation between Russian and EU Country Scientists in Social Sciences and Humanities’ of the Russian Academy of Sciences 2008 in Moscow.
  • Innovation expert in the ‘Boosting African R&D: growing stronger, going global’ think tank at the ‘Science with Africa’ Conference 2008 of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA), Addis Ababa, 2008.