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"
Call for papers to a special issue of Technological Forecasting and Social Change [SSCI 3.226, Scopus, CNRS***, ABS***, VHB***]. “This is basically what I want to spend my life working on yet pretty much everything in this CfP irritates me” Mark Carrigan, Digital Sociologist, Social Media Consultant, and Digital Fellow at The Sociological Review “It sounds like […]Read more "CFP | Digital transformation of social 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 […]Read more "CFP | Futures of Management Theory"
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"
I have recently joined the editorial board of Kybernetes, the official journal of the UNESCO recognized World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics (WOSC) and The Cybernetics Society, as an Associate Editor. Published by Emerald, the journal is C/ABS-listed and indexed in Scopus as well as in the Thomson Reuters SCI (.637). I kindly invite submissions navigating the interface of social theory and ICT research and, needless […]Read more "New editorial team @Kybernetes"
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"
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"