Steffen Roth

La Rochelle Business School

Full Professor

102 rue de Coureilles

Les Minimes

La Rochelle, 17024

France

Kazimieras Simonavičius University

Research Professor

Dariaus ir Girėno g. 21

Vilnius, 02189

Lithuania

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Scholarly Papers (44)

1.

Fashionable Functions: A Google Ngram View of Trends in Functional Differentiation (1800-2000)

International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 34-58, 2014
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 04 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 28 Aug 2016
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
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Culturomics, Economization, Function Systems, Functional Differentiation, Google Ngram, Mediatization, Politicization, Secularization, Social Systems

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Common Values? Fifty-Two Cases of Value Semantics Copying on Corporate Websites

Human Systems Management, Vol. 32 No. 4, pp. 249-265
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 18 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2015
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
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organizational values, value semantics, value communication, information ethics, corporate websites, plagiarism, social systems

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New for Whom? Initial Images from the Social Dimension of Innovation

International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp.231–252, 2009
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 30 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2014
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
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robust innovation, NTI, social innovation, social systems theory, dimensions of meaning, functional differentiation, sociology of advantage

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Die Zehn Systeme. Ein Beitrag Zur Kanonisierung Der Funktionssysteme (The Ten Systems: On the Canonization of Function Systems)

Political Economy: Comparative Political Economy eJournal, Vol 6 No. 202, Version: 24.11.2014.
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 15 May 2016
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
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Funtional Differentiation, Function Systems, Social Systems, Canonization

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Future Industrial Platforms and Radical Technology Foresight: The Case of 3D Printing in Finland and Europe

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 2016, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 11 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2015
Turku School of Economics & Business Administration, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Aalto University, Sovelto Plc and La Rochelle Business School
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3D printing, manufacturing, industrial scenarios, technology foresight, radical technological solutions, innovation policy, innovation management

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Ten Systems: Toward a Canon of Function Systems

Cybernetics and Human Knowing, Vol. 22 (2015), No. 4, pp.11-31
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 13 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2016
Steffen Roth and Anton Schütz
La Rochelle Business School and University of London - Birkbeck College
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Functional differentiation; function system; social systems; form theory; Niklas Luhmann; modernity; interfunctional comparative social research

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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, 2014
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 01 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 09 May 2016
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
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Organizational identity, Social differentiation, Function systems, Polyphony, Computer program

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Futures of Robotics. Human Work in Digital Transformation

International Journal of Technology Management, Vol. 73, No. 4, pp. 176-205, 2017
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 21 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2017
Jari Kaivo-Oja, Steffen Roth and Leo Westerlund
Turku School of Economics & Business Administration, La Rochelle Business School and Aie Ltd.
Downloads 274 (110,615)
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robotics, work, digital transformation, foresight, futures studies

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Smart Regions: Two Cases of Crowdsourcing for Regional Development

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 20, No. 3, 2013
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 17 Sep 2013
Steffen Roth, Jari Kaivo-Oja and Thomas Hirschmann
La Rochelle Business School, Turku School of Economics & Business Administration and We Are Social Deutschland GmbH
Downloads 248 (121,682)
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crowdsourcing, smart cities, smart regions, regional development, entrepreneurial ecosystem

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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 (May 15, 2013)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 17 May 2013 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2015
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
Downloads 243 (124,210)
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Social Systems Theory, Sociology, Niklas Luhmann, Cybernetics, Post-Enlightenment, Old Europe, New World

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Booties, Bounties, Business Models: A Map to the Next Red Oceans

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp.439-448
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 05 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2015
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
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piracy, piratology, entrepreneurship, entrepreneuring, social differentiation, functional differentiation, mapping, next society, blue ocean strategy

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Editorial: The Technology of Innovation

International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, Vol. 5, No. 2-3, pp. 100-104.
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 17 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 28 Oct 2014
Lukas Scheiber, Steffen Roth and André Reichel
University of Stuttgart, La Rochelle Business School and Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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Technology, systems theory, social systems, technological systems, sustainability, Luhmann, Bense

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The Diaspora as a Nation’S Capital: Crowdsourcing Strategies for the Caucasus

International Journal of Transitions and Innovation Systems, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 44–58, 2010
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 30 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 07 May 2012
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
Downloads 198 (151,346)
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open innovation, crowdsourcing, brain drain, emerging markets, Caucasus, diaspora, regional development, transition management

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The Cash is in the Medium, Not in the Machine: Toward the Golden Moments of 3D Printing

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 2016, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 09 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2017
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
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3D printing; form theory; golden moment; technology marketing

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The Fashionable Functions Reloaded: An Updated Google Ngram View of Trends in Functional Differentiation (1800-2000)

In: Mesquita, A. (Ed.) Research Paradigms and Contemporary Perspectives on Human-Technology Interaction. Hershey: IGI-Global, pp. 236-265
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 26 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2017
Steffen Roth, Carlton Clark and Jan Berkel
La Rochelle Business School, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and Independent
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Functional Differentiation, Google Ngram, Culturomics, Capitalism, Economization, Secularization, Politicization, Mediatization

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The Eye-Patch of the Beholder: Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Piracy

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp.399–407
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 05 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2014
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
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entrepreneurship, piracy, piratology, dark side, outlaw, outsmart, ethics.

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Free Economy! On 3628800 Alternatives of and to Capitalism

Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, Vol. 27 No. 2, 2015
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 14 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2017
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
Downloads 138 (206,626)
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Capitalism, form theory, functional differentiation, systemic constellations, paradox

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The Fairly Good Economy: Testing the Economization of Society Hypothesis Against a Google Ngram View of Trends in Functional Differentiation (1800-2000)

Journal of Applied Business Research, Vol. 29 No. 5, pp. 1495-1500, 2013
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 30 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2015
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
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Google Ngram, Culturomics, Economization, Functional Differentiation, Function Systems, Social Systems

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Interfunctional Business Models: Map Grid for an Uncharted Quadrant of the Blue Ocean

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, 2018, Vol. 10 No. 5, pp. 581–595.
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 16 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2019
La Rochelle Business School, United Nations Development Programme Regional Bureau for Africa, Turku School of Economics & Business Administration, Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Students and Montpellier Business School
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business model innovation, social systems theory, social differentiation, functional differentiation, blue ocean strategy

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Dying is Only Human: The Case Death Makes for the Immortality of the Person

Tamara Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 35-39, 2013
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 05 May 2013 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2015
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
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Human Condition, Death, Life, Immortality, Person, Interaction, Social Systems, Organization

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The Ludic Drive as Innovation Driver: Introduction to the Gamification of Innovation

Creativity and Innovation Management, Vol. 24 No. 2, pp. 300-306
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 11 May 2015
La Rochelle Business School, ESC Rennes School of Business and Ming Chuan University
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Gamification, Innovation, Serious Play, Design Thinking

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Leaving Commonplaces on the Common Place: Cornerstones of a Polyphonic Market Theory

Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 43-52, 2012
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 22 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2013
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
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Markets, New economic sociology, Functional differentiation, Polyphony

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Marginal Economy. Growth Strategies for Post-Growth Societies

Journal of Economic Issues, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 29 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 26 Sep 2016
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
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Degrowth, systems theory, tetralemma, Luhmann, differentiation theory

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‘What is Your Self-Made Expat Story?’ Netnography of Entrepreneurial Re-users of a Popular Semantic

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2016, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 05 May 2015 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2016
Steffen Roth and Léo‐Paul Dana
La Rochelle Business School and Montpellier Business School
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self-initiated expatriation; self-made expats; entrepreneurialism; netnography; Internations.

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Coining Societies: An Inter-Functional Comparative Analysis of the Euro

Roth, S. (2014), Coining societies: an inter-functional comparative analysis of the Euro, Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, Vol. 27 No. 2, 99-188.
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 22 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2014
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
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Multifunctional, Polyphonic, Function system, money, currency, Euro

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Foreword: Trends in Functional Differentiation

Cybernetics and Human Knowing, Vol. 22 (2015), no. 4, pp. 5-9.
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 09 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2016
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
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Functional differentiation, social differentiation, differentiation theory, sociology, trend, Luhmann, interfunctional social research, datafication, alternativelessness, noise

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Serious Gamification: On the Redesign of a Popular Paradox

Games and Culture, online first April 17, 2015
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 18 Apr 2015
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
Downloads 113 (240,601)
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serious games, communication design, paradox, oxymoron, tetralemma, form theory

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Editorial: Going Beyond the Hard Core of Innovation: Non-Technological and Non-Economic Dimensions of Innovation Systems

International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1-11, 2011
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 13 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 07 May 2012
Steffen Roth, Ralf Wetzel and Karel Müller
La Rochelle Business School, Vlerick Business School and Charles University in Prague
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systems of innovation, non-technological innovation, NTI, social dimension of innovation, robust innovation

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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, pp.175-191, 2014
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 20 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2014
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
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value-based management, CSR performance, social systems theory, management by allusion, value communication, value semantics

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Editorial: Struktur und Semantik der Nächsten Organisation (Editorial: Structure and Semantics of the Next Organization) (German)

ORGANISATION MULTIMEDIAL: ZUM POLYPHONEN PROGRAMM DE NÄCHSTEN ORGANISATION, Carl Auer Heidelberg, 2010
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 05 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2014
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
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organization theory, systems theory, organizational identity, next society, next organization, semantics, function systems

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The Moral of Functional Differentiation: A New Horizon for Descriptive Innovation Ethics

Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 27-34, 2012
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 02 Nov 2012
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
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Innovation Ethics, Functional Differentiation, Social Systems, Moral Communication, Decision-Making

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From Nonprofit Diversity to Organizational Multifunctionality: A Systems-Theoretical Proposal

Administration and Society, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 20 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2017
Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, La Rochelle Business School and Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)
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nonprofit organization, nongovernmental organization, Niklas Luhmann, functional differentiation, diversity

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Non-Technological and Non-Economic Innovations. Contributions to a Theory of Robust Innovation, 2nd Edition

München: Akademischer Verlag München (2015)
Number of pages: 251 Posted: 01 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2016
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
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Growth and Function: A Viral Research Program for Next Organisations

International Journal of Technology Management, Vol. 72 No. 4, pp. 296-309
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 13 Jan 2017
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
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virus, organisational program, functional differentiation, social differentiation, degrowth, post-growth, next organisation

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Beyond the One Best Market: An Essay on Trans-Economic Exchange Rates

ԲԱՆԲԵՐ: Bulletin of the Yerevan State University, Vol. 130, No. 5, pp. 66-79, 2010
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 08 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2015
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
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sociology, exchange rates, Luhmann, Bourdieu, market, markets, systems theory

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Digital Transformation of Social Theory. A Research Update

Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 146 No. September, pp. 88-93 (2019)
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 23 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2019
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
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Digital transformation, social theory, digital theory, universal social theory machine, supervacuus, true distinctions

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Multiplying the Division of Labour: Functional Differentiation of the Next Key Variables in Management Research

Systems Research and Behavioral Science, Vol. 34, No. 2, Forthcoming DOI: 10.1002/sres.2452
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 27 Mar 2017
Steffen Roth, Augusto Sales and Jari Kaivo-Oja
La Rochelle Business School, KPMG Global Strategy Group and Turku School of Economics & Business Administration
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Functional Differentiation, Social Theory, Management Theory, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management

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Futures of a Distributed Memory. A Global Brain Wave Measurement (1800-2000)

Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 118 No. May, pp. 307-323
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 27 Apr 2017
La Rochelle Business School, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Yerevan State University, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Università degli Studi di Macerata, University of Almeria, Independent and Turku School of Economics & Business Administration
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Global brain, Google Ngram Viewer, culturomics, secularization, capitalism, functional differentiation

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World Society on the Couch: Anti-Terror Consultancy as an Object and Test-Bed of Professional Sociology

HUMSEC Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 67-82.
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 08 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2014
Steffen Roth and Jens Aderhold
La Rochelle Business School and Department of Sociology, University of Halle-Wittenberg
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Terrorism, Consulting, Consultancy, Profession, Security

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From Added Values to Augmented Realities. Introducing the Special Issue of Management and Functional Differentiation

Systems Research and Behavioral Science, Vol. 34, No. 2, DOI: 10.1002/sres.2447, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 27 Mar 2017
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
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Management, Functional Differentiation, Decision-Making, Decision Paradox, Values

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CSR Beyond Economy and Society. A Post-Capitalist Approach

Journal of Business Ethics, 2018
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 29 Jan 2019
La Rochelle Business School, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and University of Almeria
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CSR, capitalism, functional differentiation

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The Open Theory and Its Enemy: Implicit Moralisation as Epistemological Obstacle for General Systems Theory

Systems Research and Behavioral Science, Vol. 36 No. 3, January/February 2019
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 17 Apr 2019
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
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open systems; autopoietic systems; general systems theory; epistemological obstacles; tetralemma; Bertalanffy; Luhmann

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Multifunctional Organisation Models: A Systems-Theoretical Framework for New Venture Discovery and Creation

Multifunctional organisation models: A systems-theoretical framework for new venture discovery and creation, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 31 Issue 7, 2018, pp.1383-1400
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 08 Feb 2019
La Rochelle Business School, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Turku School of Economics & Business Administration and Montpellier Business School
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opportunity, discovery, creation, business models, social differentiation, social systems theory

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Heal the World. A Solution-Focused Systems Therapy Approach to Environmental Problems

Journal of Cleaner Production, December 2018
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 29 Jan 2019
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
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Environmentalism, Growth, Capitalism, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Systemic Structural Constellations, Addiction

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Crowdsourcing, Innovation, Russia, CIS, Europe, Diaspora, Braindrain

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Management and Function: A Research Agenda on the Next Key Factors in Business Research

46th Annual Atlantic Schools of Business Conference
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 02 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2017
Steffen Roth, Augusto Sales and Jari Kaivo-Oja
La Rochelle Business School, KPMG Rio de Janeiro and Rennes School of Business and Turku School of Economics & Business Administration
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Functional differentiation, social theory, management theory, strategy, entrepreneurship, human resource management

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Contingency Alert: Editorial Note on Necessary and Impossible Media

Cybernetics and Human Knowing. Vol. 25 (2018), no. 4, pp. 12–13
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 08 Feb 2019
Steffen Roth
La Rochelle Business School
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Contingency, Media, Form