Growth and function. A viral research program for next organizations

Last updated, 17 Dec 2015
TitleGrowth and function. A viral research program for next organizations
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of PublicationIn Press
AuthorsRoth, S
JournalInternational Journal of Technology Management
Keywordsdegrowth, 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.