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***, CABS***, VHB***]. Highlights: Dominant theories of society are grounded on strong assumptions about the capitalist nature of the modern society Results from this […]

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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***, CABS***, VHB***]. The article is freely available on the journal website until 13. December 2019 (or for download here thereafter). Highlights The […]

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CFP | ISTC 2019 | Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy in the 21st Century

Call for papers to the 19th International Social Theory Consortium conference ISTC 2019 on “Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy in the 21st Century: System as the future of modern society?” Co-organizers: Harry F. Dahms, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, USA* Steffen Roth, La Rochelle Business School, France, and Kazimieras Simonavicius University in Vilnius, Lithuania* Ilaria Riccioni, Free University of Bolzano, Italy Frank […]

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Call | Political communication: Observed with Niklas Luhmann’s systems theory

Political communication: Observed with Niklas Luhmann’s systems theory Time: 29-31 May 2019  Place: International University Centre (IUC), Dubrovnik, Croatia Conference organizers: Klaus Brønd Laursen and Gorm Harste, Aarhus University, Denmark; Gina Atzeni, LMU Munich, Germany; Steffen Roth, La Rochelle Business School, France, and Yerevan State University, Armenia; Markus Heidingsfelder, Habib University Karachi, Pakistan. Final programme available for […]

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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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Call | Developments of professions: Observed with Niklas Luhmann’s systems theory

Development of professions: Observed with Niklas Luhmann’s systems theory Time: 20-22 September 2017 (with optional informal get-togethers on 18-19 September) Place: International University Centre (IUC), Dubrovnik, Croatia Special guest: Stephan Fuchs, University of Virginia, US. Conference organizers: Gorm Harste, Aarhus University, Denmark; Steffen Roth, La Rochelle Business School, France, and Yerevan State University, Armenia; Gina Atzeni, LMU Munich, Germany; Morten […]

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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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