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"
Abstract: A sharp problem focus sharpens the problem. Sustainably ongrowing bodies of text on degrowth are not the key to post-growth scenarios because evocations of the limits of growth reinforce rather than transcend the economic principle, which is in the observation of scarcity. We therefore focus on alternative forms of growth rather than alternatives to […]Read more "Release | Growth strategies for post-growth societies"
I have been invited to speak at this year’s City University of Hong Kong workshop on Computational Approaches to Big Data in the Social Sciences and Humanities, June 6, 2016. Do check the website and consider to participate! A short report on the workshop is available here.Read more "Speaker @CityU Hong Kong CSS Workshop"
Trends in functional differentiation | Special Issue of Cybernetics and Human Knowing, Vol. 22 No. 4. Guest Editor: Steffen Roth, ESC Rennes School of Business, France Table of content Steffen Roth: Foreword: Trends in Functional Differentiation Articles Steffen Roth and Anton Schütz: Ten Systems: Toward a Canon of Function Systems There is no description of modernity […]Read more "Release | Trends in functional differentiation"
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"
Abstract: This article tests whether the field of foresight and futures studies shows significant variable selection biases in the modelling of the future in general and the impact of function systems in particular. We performed a word frequency analysis to measure the relative importance of the political system, the economy, science, art, religion, law, sport, […]Read more "Release | Is the future a political economy?"
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 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"
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"