Release | From nonprofit diversity to organizational multifunctionality: a systems-theoretical proposal

Will M. G., Roth S., and Valentinov V. (2018), From nonprofit diversity to organizational multifunctionality: a systems-theoretical proposal, Administration and Society, Vol. 50 No. 7, pp. 1015-1036 [SSCI 1.698, Scopus, CNRS***, ABS**, VHB**]. Abstract: The remarkable feature of the nonprofit sector is its astonishing diversity. This feature gets short shrift in the traditional market or […]

Read more "Release | From nonprofit diversity to organizational multifunctionality: a systems-theoretical proposal"

Release | Ten systems. Toward a canon of function systems

Roth, S. and Schütz, A. (2015), Ten systems. Toward a canon of function systems, Cybernetics and Human Knowing, Vol. 22 No. 4, pp. 11-31. Article available for download here. Abstract: There is no description of modernity without functional differentiation. The distinction of function systems such as economy, science, art, or religion, is a key to modernity. Modern science, […]

Read more "Release | Ten systems. Toward a canon of function systems"

Call | Conflicting Systems: Observed with social systems theory

Conflicting Systems: Observed with social systems theory Time: 14-18 September 2015.  Place: International University Centre (IUC), Dubrovnik, Croatia Conference organizers: Gorm Harste, Aarhus University, Denmark; Steffen Roth, ESC Rennes School of Business, France, and Yerevan State University, Armenia. Conference description: Systems do not evolve as unities. They develop their complexities due to differences, and handle complexities due to […]

Read more "Call | Conflicting Systems: Observed with social systems theory"

Call | Management and Function: From Added Values to Augmented Realities

Call for papers to a special issue of Systems Research and Behavioral Science (ABS2*) Management and Function: From Added Values to Augmented Realities Guest Editor: Dr. Steffen Roth, ESC Rennes School of Business, France The distinction of function systems such as the political system, the economy, science, religion, or the legal system is considered a key principle of […]

Read more "Call | Management and Function: From Added Values to Augmented Realities"

Surprise | There is no such thing as “economized” societies

Roth, S. (2014), Fashionable functions. A Google ngram view of trends in functional differentiation (1800-2000), International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, Vol. 10 No. 2, 34-58 [FNEGE*, CNRS*]. Abstract: Computer communication is revolutionizing modern society to the same extend as the invention of writing or the printing press have unsettled the archaic or the ancient society, […]

Read more "Surprise | There is no such thing as “economized” societies"