Release | Was that capitalism? A future-oriented big data analysis of the 19th and 20th century

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 […]

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CFP | Futures of Management Theory

Call for papers to a special issue of Futures [SSCI 1.918, Scopus, FNEGE, ABS] Guest Editors Steffen Roth, La Rochelle Business School and Yerevan State University Augusto Sales, KPMG Global Strategy Group Rio de Janeiro Miguel Perez, University of Alméria Jari Kaivo-oja, University of Turku Futures of Management Theory If “the future of management within the context of the emerging […]

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Release | From nonprofit diversity to organizational multifunctionality: a systems-theoretical proposal

Will G., Roth S., and Valentinov V. (2017), From nonprofit diversity to organizational multifunctionality: a systems-theoretical proposal, Administration and Society [SCI 1.092, Scopus, CNRS***, ABS**, VHB**]. Online first version available for download here. Abstract: The remarkable feature of the nonprofit sector is its astonishing diversity. This feature gets short shrift in the traditional market or governmental failure […]

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Power not money is the new religion. Big data @The Conversation

Modern societies are usually defined as relatively unreligious, dominated by money and power rather than religious beliefs. But why are we so sure that secularisation and the dominance of politics and economy are in the DNA of modern societies? We turned these and similar assumptions into big data research questions and found that, despite all contradicting […]

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Release | Management and function

Management and functional differentiation | Special issue of Systems Research and Behavioral Science [SSCI 1.034, Scopus, ABS**] Guest Editor: Steffen Roth, Rennes School of Business, France Table of Contents Guest Editorial Steffen Roth: From Added Values to Augmented Realities. Introducing the Special Issue of Management and Functional Differentiation Abstract: In this reintroduction to the concept of functional […]

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Release | A global brain wave measurement

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 […]

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