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Guest lecture with Mads Pankow

As a guest lecturer in the Seminar "Organizations Theories", Mads Pankow illustrated the connections between abstract theorie and practical application. His presentation on "The organization theory of Luhmann in consulting practice" draws on his experience as a policy advisor for 'Innovationsbüro' and for the German Ministry of Family Affairs. Pankow illustrates the role of the consultant in the autopoietic system of the organization and how consulting is both the 'irritation' of systems and their established structure in relation to the environment, as well as a systemic functions of self-reproduction.