Conferences

Keynotes, panels, and invited presentations

Selected chairs and co-chairs

  • Corresponding chair of the “Management and Organization Theory” standing track at the EURAM 2019 in Lisbon, 26-28 June 2019. Partners: Miguel Pérez-Valls and Augusto Sales. 
  • Co-organizer of the International Social Theory Consortium Conference 2019, Inter University Center Dubrovnik, 5-7 June 2019. Partners: Harry Dahms and Frank Welz.
  • Co-organiser of the Luhmann-Conference Political communication: Observed with Niklas Luhmann’s systems theory, Inter University Center Dubrovnik, 29-31 May 2019. Partners: Klaus Brønd Laursen, Gorm Harste, Gina Atzeni, and Markus Heidingsfelder.
  • Co-convenor of the sub-theme “Management, playful affordances, and organisation theory” at the 34th EGOS Colloquium in Tallinn, Estonia, 5-7 July 2018. Partners: Mikko Vesa and Harald Warmelink.
  • Co-organiser of the Luhmann-Conference Developments of Professions Observed with Niklas Luhmann’s Systems Theory, Inter University Center Dubrovnik, September 18-22, 2017. Partners: Gorm Harste, Gina Atzeni, and Morten Knudsen.
  • Corresponding Chair of the T 14_01 Next Management Theory track at the 17th Annual EURAM Conference, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, June 21-24, 2017. Partners: Miguel Pérez-Valls, Matthias Georg Will, John Damm Scheuer, Monika Kostera.
  • Chair of the #Luhmannomics: Futures of Social Science Above and Beyond Economy and Society track at the 16th Annual Conference of International Social Theory Consortium (ISTC) in Innsbruck, Austria, May 24-26, 2017.
  • Co-Organiser of the 8th EURAM Early Career Colloquium, International University of Rabat, Morocco, March 5-7, 2017. Partner: Nacef Mouri. Report in the EURAM April 2017 Newsletter available for download here.
  • International co-chair of the OB/OT track at the 46th Annual Atlantic Schools of Business Conference, St. Mary’s University, Halifax, October 21-23, 2016.
  • Corresponding Chair of the T 14_01 Next Management Theory track at the 16th Annual EURAM Conference, Université Paris-Est Créteil, June 1-4, 2016. Partners: Miguel Pérez-Valls, Matthias Georg Will, John Damm Scheuer, Wojciech Czakon.
  • Co-Organiser of the Luhmann-Conference Conflicting Systems – Observed With Social Systems Theory, Inter University Center Dubrovnik, September 14-19, 2015. Partner: Gorm Harste.
  • Chair of the Systemic Management and Management Theory Group meeting, 15th Annual EURAM Conference, Kozminski University Warsaw, June 17-20, 2015.
  • Co-Chair of the 6th International Conference on Indicators and Concepts of Innovation on “Sustainability of Innovation, Innovation of Sustainability” in Friedrichshafen, Nov 22-23, 2012. Corresponding chair: André Reichel, Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen.
  • Co-Chair of the Workshop on Identity and Organization at the Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association in Geneva, September 7-9, 2009. Partner: Lukas Scheiber, University of Stuttgart.
  • Co-Chair of the 3. International Conference on Indicators and Concepts of Innovation on “The Social Dimension of Innovation” in Prague, October 1-2, 2009. Corresponding chair: Karel Müller, Charles University Prague.
  • Co-Chair of the Session on Open Innovation, Closed Societies at the 39th IIS World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology in Yerevan, July 11-14, 2009. Partner: Jari Kaivo-oja, Turku School of Economics.
  • Chair of the 2. International Conference on Indicators and Concepts of Innovation on “Non-Technological and Non-Economic Innovations” in Berne, July 3-4, 2008.

Selected attendances and presentations

  • 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. Best paper nominee (14 General Conference Track).
  • 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.