Growth and function. A viral research program for next organizations
|Title||Growth and function. A viral research program for next organizations|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||In Press|
|Journal||International Journal of Technology Management|
|Keywords||degrowth, functional differentiation, next organisation., organizational program, post-growth, social differentiation, Virus|
This article is the prototype of a virus that recodes economy-biased decision programs of capitalist organizations. To bypass the notorious firewalls of capitalism we developed a program that works as anti-capitalist malware program without being one. This is achieved by changing the programming language from moral code to functional differentiation. If executed, our program a) decodes growth as both economic and non-economic form and b) installs a multifunctional subroutine that enables organizations to modulate the frequencies with which they code decisions in both economic and non-economic media. The more decisions coded in non-economic media, the less important the economy, and the more alternatives to anti-/capitalist visions of de-/growth emerge.