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

Will G., Roth S., and Valentinov V. (in press), From nonprofit diversity to organizational multifunctionality: a systems-theoretical proposal, Administration and Society [SCI 1.092, Scopus, CNRS***, ABS**, VHB**]. Accepted manuscript available for download here. Abstract: The remarkable feature of the nonprofit sector is its astonishing diversity. This feature gets short shrift in the traditional market or governmental failure […]

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Parsons, Luhmann, Spencer Brown. NOR design for double contingency tables

Roth S. (2017), Parsons, Luhmann, Spencer Brown. NOR design for double contingency tables, Kybernetes, Vol. 46 No. 8 [SCI .881, Scopus, ABS*]. Pre-print available at emeralinsight.com. Purpose: Cross tables are omnipresent in management, academia, and popular culture. The Matrix has us, despite all criticism, opposition, and desire for a way out. In this essay, we draw on the works […]

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Release | Management and function

Management and functional differentiation | Special issue of Systems Research and Behavioral Science [SSCI 1.034, Scopus, ABS**] Guest Editor: Steffen Roth, Rennes School of Business, France Table of Contents Guest Editorial Steffen Roth: From Added Values to Augmented Realities. Introducing the Special Issue of Management and Functional Differentiation Abstract: In this reintroduction to the concept of functional […]

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Release | A global brain wave measurement

Roth S., Clark C., Trofimov N., Mkrtchyan A., Heidingsfelder M., Appignanesi L., Pérez-Valls M., Berkel J., and Kaivo-oja J. (2017) Futures of a distributed memory. A global brain wave measurement (1800-2000), Technological Forecasting and Social Change,  Vol. 118 No. May, pp. 307-323. Abstract: If the global brain is a suitable model of the future information society, then one […]

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#luhmannomics 0.1: Futures of social science above and beyond Economy and Society

The beta version of #luhmannomics is installed on the 16th International Social Theory Consortium (ISTC) Annual Conference in Innsbruck, May 24-26, 2017. We are calling for submission of abstracts at: #luhmannomics 0.1: Futures of social science above and beyond Economy and Society *** Photo credit: Markus Heidingsfelder.

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In press | Interfunctional business models. Map for the next venture discoveries

Abstract: This article makes a case for the significance that borders have for new venture discovery. We draw on social systems theory and theories of social differentiation to understand how social borders are drawn and use this knowledge to make and unfold a comprehensive market map that is useful for both the tracking of past and […]

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