Highlights: Foresights and futures studies depend on the adequacy of our knowledge of the present and the past. Big data evidence suggests that the English language area was not capitalist between 1800 and 2000. Popular social macro trend statements ought to be regularly scrutinised so as to reduce the risk that inadequate trend assumptions are […]Read more "Release | Was that capitalism? A future-oriented big data analysis of the 19th and 20th century"
Big data reality check of social macro trends published in TFSC: Roth S., Clark C., Trofimov N., Mkrtchyan A., Heidingsfelder M., Appignanesi L., Pérez-Valls M., Berkel J., and Kaivo-oja J. (2017) Futures of a distributed memory. A global brain wave measurement (1800-2000), Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 118 No. May, pp. 307-323. Abstract: If the global brain is […]Read more "Release | A global brain wave measurement"
Abstract: A sharp problem focus sharpens the problem. Sustainably ongrowing bodies of text on degrowth are not the key to post-growth scenarios because evocations of the limits of growth reinforce rather than transcend the economic principle, which is in the observation of scarcity. We therefore focus on alternative forms of growth rather than alternatives to […]Read more "Release | Growth strategies for post-growth societies"
Organizational Behaviour and Theory Track @Atlantic Schools of Business Conference 2016 in Halifax, October 21-13, 2016 The Organizational Behaviour and Theory track of ASB is sympathetic to papers that explore the relationship between the behaviour of people in organizations and individual, group and organizational outcomes. It welcomes papers that have a predictive capacity or seek to […]Read more "Organizational Behaviour and Theory Track @ASB Conference 2016 in Halifax"
Abstract: Using the updated Google Book corpus dataset generated in July 2012, we analyze the largest available corpus of digitalized books to review social macro trends such as the secularization, politicization, economization, and mediatization of society. These familiar trend statements are tested through a comparative analysis of word frequency time-series plots for the English, French, […]Read more "Release | An Updated Google Ngram View of Trends in Functional Differentiation (1800-2000)"
Trends in functional differentiation | Special Issue of Cybernetics and Human Knowing, Vol. 22 No. 4. Guest Editor: Steffen Roth, ESC Rennes School of Business, France Table of content Steffen Roth: Foreword: Trends in Functional Differentiation Articles Steffen Roth and Anton Schütz: Ten Systems: Toward a Canon of Function Systems There is no description of modernity […]Read more "Release | Trends in functional differentiation"
Roth, S. (2016), Growth and function. A viral research program for next organisations, International Journal of Technology Management, Vol. 72 No. 4, pp. 269-309 [SCI .867, SSCI .365, FNEGE-CNRS**, ABS**, VHB**]. Article available for download here. Abstract: This article is the prototype of a virus that recodes economy-biased decision programs of capitalist organisations. To bypass the notorious firewalls of capitalism we developed a […]Read more "Release | A virus for next organisations"