Release | Special Issue | Digital transformation of social theory

Digital transformation of social theory | Virtual Special Issue of Technological Forecasting and Social Change [SSCI 3.815, Scopus, CNRS***, CABS***, VHB***]. Introduction Steffen Roth, Harry F. Dahms, Frank Welz, and Sandro Cattacin: Print theories of computer societies. Introduction to the digital transformation of social theory Abstract: ICT and the increasing availability of digital data are […]

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CFP | ISTC 2020 | Democracy in crisis

Call for papers to the 19th International Social Theory Consortium conference ISTC 2020 on “Democracy in crisis” Co-organizers: Harry F. Dahms, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, USA Stephen Turner, University of South Florida, USA Ilaria Riccioni, Free University of Bolzano, Italy Christopher Schlembach, University of Vienna, Austria Daniel Krier, Iowa State University, USA Eric R. Lybeck, Manchester University, UK […]

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Release | Dissecting the empirical-normative divide in business ethics: The contribution of systems theory

Roth S., Valentinov V., and Clausen L. (in press), Dissecting the empirical-normative divide in business ethics: the contribution of systems theory, Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, DOI: 10.1108/SAMPJ-03-2019-0107 [SSCI 1.745, CNRS**, FNEGE**, CABS**, VHB**]. Abstract Purpose: This paper aims to probe the limits of the empirical-normative divide as a conceptual framework in business ethics. Design/methodology/approach: A systems […]

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Release | Of wolves and dogs, and other false distinctions: A rejoinder to Wallis

Roth S. (2019), Of wolfs and dogs, and other false distinctions. A rejoinder to Wallis, Systems Research and Behavioral Science, Vol. 37 No. 1, pp. 182-183 [SSCI 1.052, Scopus, CABS**]. Rejoinder to Wallis S. (2019) Commentary on Roth: Adding a conceptual systems perspective, Systems Research and Behavioral Science, Vol. 37 No. 1, pp. 178-181. Comment on Roth […]

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Reblog | We have never been capitalist. Big data insights into social macro trends (1800–2000)

We think of modern societies as areligious and oriented more towards money and power. But what makes us sure that this idea is true? How can we know that secularisation, the dominance of politcs, and the primacy of money really are in the DNA of our societies? In an earlier article published in Technological Forecasting […]

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Release | Big data insights into social macro trends (1800-2000): A replication study

Roth S., Schwede P., Valentinov V., Zazar K., and Kaivo-oja J. (2019), Big data insights into social macro trends (1800-2000): A replication study, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 149, 119759 [SSCI 3.815, Scopus, CNRS***, FNEGE***, CABS***, VHB***]. Highlights: Dominant theories of society are grounded on strong assumptions about the capitalist nature of the modern society Results from […]

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Release | Print theories of computer societies. Introduction to the digital transformation of social theory

Roth S., Dahms H., Welz F., and Cattacin S. (2019), Print theories of computer societies. Introduction to the digital transformation of social theory, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 149, 119778 [SSCI 3.815, Scopus, CNRS***, FNEGE***, CABS***, VHB***]. The article is for download here. Highlights The digital transformation is fundamentally changing research contexts and conditions in the […]

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