Release | Market therapy? On intervention in the consociation with non-members

Abstract: While the majority of market interventions is concerned with market interventions that are good for particular market participants, this article is interested in interventions that are good for markets. We draw on observations of historical markets as presented by Hamilton Grierson and Max Weber to rediscover markets as forms of communication that systematically transcend […]

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New editorial team @Kybernetes

I  have recently joined the editorial board of Kybernetes, the official journal of the UNESCO recognized World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics (WOSC) and The Cybernetics Society, as an Associate Editor. Published by Emerald, the journal is C/ABS-listed and indexed in Scopus as well as in the Thomson Reuters SCI (.637). I kindly invite submissions navigating the interface of social theory and ICT research and, needless […]

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Hacking Theory @15th EURAM conference in Warsaw 2015

Systemic Management and Management Theory group meeting @European Academy of Management Conference 2015 Friday, June 19, 2015, 11:30-13:00, room A 119, Kozminski University Warsaw Chair: Steffen Roth, ESC Rennes School of Business, email. Description: The aim of this meeting is to facilitate interaction among management researchers with backgrounds and interests in systems theory, form theory, […]

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Release | Business value communication and communication on business values

Roth, S. (2014), The things that go without saying. On performative differences between business value communication and communication on business values, International Journal of Business Performance Management, Vol. 15 No. 3, 175-191. This article argues that analyses of value semantics in organisational image brochures, websites, and further official documents do not give information about an organisation’s ethical […]

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Release | Fifty-two cases of value semantics copying on corporate websites

Roth, S. (2013), Common values? Fifty-two cases of value semantics copying on corporate websites, Human Systems Management, Vol. 32 No. 4, pp. 249-265. Abstract: The present article claims that value communication literally goes without saying. Research in organizational value communication as in corporate image documents is therefore assumed to have nothing to do with the analysis […]

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Release | Les deux angleterres et le continent

Roth, S. (2011), Les deux angleterres et le continent. Anglophone sociology as the guardian of Old European semantics, Journal of Sociocybernetics, Vol. 9 No. 1-2,  pp. 19-34. Abstract: Despite its influence in Central European sociology, Niklas Luhmann’s Social Systems theory remains a marginal branch of international sociology. In this paper, the theory questions the reasons for its own marginality in […]

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