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"
Canada’s newspaper of record, The Globe and Mail, has published an article on Piracy and Entrepreneurship Education featuring our recently released special issue on Entrepreneurship and Piracy as well as a short interview section on dismoralized piratology. Read “Disruptors are just pirates on the high seas of capitalism” by Dana Lawrence online or download the PDF-version of the full article.Read more "Interview | The Globe and Mail on Entrepreneurship and Piracy"
Roth, S. (2014), The multifunctional organization: Two cases for a critical update for research programs in management and organization, Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 37-54. Abstract: Organization and functional differentiation are considered key principles of modern societies. Yet, within organizational studies little research has been conducted on the interplay of function systems, organizations, and society. […]Read more "Release | The Multifunctional Organization"
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"
Abstract: This quest is for pirate maps to blue oceans. The key problem involved is that blue oceans turn red whenever these maps make their way from pirates to mainstream entrepreneurs. Pirates therefore have an essential need for maps to the next blue oceans. In drawing on form theory, this article develops a map sheet, on […]Read more "Release | Booties, bounties, business models. A map to the next red oceans"
Entrepreneurship and Piracy | Special Issue of the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 22 No. 4. Guest Editor: Steffen Roth, ESC Rennes School of Business, France Reading: Booties, bounties, business models. A map to the next red oceans Abstract: This quest is for pirate maps to blue oceans. The key problem involved is that blue […]Read more "Release | Special Issue on Entrepreneurship and Piracy"