Call for papers to a special issue of Technological Forecasting and Social Change [SSCI 3.226, Scopus, CNRS***, ABS***, VHB***]. “This is basically what I want to spend my life working on yet pretty much everything in this CfP irritates me” Mark Carrigan, Digital Sociologist, Social Media Consultant, and Digital Fellow at The Sociological Review “It sounds like […]Read more "CFP | Digital transformation of social theory"
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 […]Read more "Release | Market therapy? On intervention in the consociation with non-members"
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 […]Read more "New editorial team @Kybernetes"
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"
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, […]Read more "Hacking Theory @15th EURAM conference in Warsaw 2015"
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 […]Read more "Release | Business value communication and communication on business values"
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 […]Read more "Release | Fifty-two cases of value semantics copying on corporate websites"
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 […]Read more "Release | Les deux angleterres et le continent"