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 freely available on the journal website until 13. December 2019 (or for download here thereafter). Highlights […]Read more "Release | Print theories of computer societies. Introduction to the digital transformation of social theory"
Shifting Spheres Call for Papers to a special issue of Kybernetes [Clarivate Impact Factor: 1.381] Guest Editors: Markus Heidingsfelder, Xiamen University, Malaysia* Holger Briel, Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, PR of China Steffen Roth, La Rochelle Business School, France, and Yerevan State University, Armenia *Corresponding guest editor. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Focus: The concept of publicity as a […]Read more "CFP | Kybernetes | Futures of Media: Shifting spheres"
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"
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 [SSCI 3.005, Scopus, CNRS***, ABS***, VHB***]. Abstract: If the global brain is a suitable model of […]Read more "Release | A global brain wave measurement"
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)"
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"
Abstract: This article tests whether the field of foresight and futures studies shows significant variable selection biases in the modelling of the future in general and the impact of function systems in particular. We performed a word frequency analysis to measure the relative importance of the political system, the economy, science, art, religion, law, sport, […]Read more "Release | Is the future a political economy?"