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

8 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2017

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Steffen Roth

La Rochelle Business School; University of Turku

Date Written: March 25, 2017

Abstract

In this reintroduction to the concept of functional differentiation, we present historical evidence that the perceived proliferation of moral communication in management and organisation research and practice is at odds with the principles of management and organisation. We show that there is neither direct need nor direct way to derive decision premises from values as decisions and values cancel each other if they are not moderated by functional differentiation. We conclude that the future of management and organisation be in decision-making without values and introduce a broad scope of tools and domains for value-free management by functional differentiation.

Keywords: Management, Functional Differentiation, Decision-Making, Decision Paradox, Values

JEL Classification: M10

Suggested Citation

Roth, Steffen, From Added Values to Augmented Realities. Introducing the Special Issue of Management and Functional Differentiation (March 25, 2017). Systems Research and Behavioral Science, Vol. 34, No. 2, DOI: 10.1002/sres.2447, Forthcoming . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2940644

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University of Turku ( email )

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