Release | A global brain wave measurement

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 a suitable model of the future information society, then one […]

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Release | Market therapy? On intervention in the consociation with non-members

Abstract: While the majority of market interventions is concerned with market interventions that are good for particular market participants, this article is interested in interventions that are good for markets. We draw on observations of historical markets as presented by Hamilton Grierson and Max Weber to rediscover markets as forms of communication that systematically transcend […]

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Release | An Updated Google Ngram View of Trends in Functional Differentiation (1800-2000)

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, […]

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CFP | Next concepts for successful organizational change

Call for papers to a special issue of the Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change [VHB***, ABS**, FNEGE*] Next Concepts for Successful Organizational Change Guest Editors: Matthias Georg Will, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany Steffen Roth, Rennes School of Business, France Ralf Wetzel, Vlerick Business School, Belgium This special issue invites conceptual and empirical contributions to the fields of […]

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