Special Issue "Social, Legal and Educational Challenges of Contemporary Economics"

A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Marek Franěk
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Guest Editor
Department of Management, Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Králové, Hradec Králové 500 03, Czech Republic
Interests: environmental psychology; approach and avoidance behavior; personality; job satisfaction; cognitive spatial dimensions
Prof. Dr. Pavel Bachmann
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Guest Editor
Department of Management, Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Králové, Hradec Králové 500 03, Czech Republic
Interests: transparency of nonprofit organizations; social media and organizations; online communication, public administration and its communication

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The contemporary economics undergoing the fourth industrial revolution is coping with many changes in areas as sociology of work and employment, psychology, legislation, education, and others.

Similarly to the effects of the first industrial revolution, the fourth revolution based on the cyberphysical systems, Internet of Things and Cloud and cognitive computing is accompanied by many changes in the nature of economics, including the emergence of completely new job positions, new educational needs, changed communication, use of a broad scale of communication systems and technologies, changes in organization structures, as well as a new understanding of the social responsibilities of companies.

We assume that this Special Issue will help us to overcome the current gap in the literature regarding mainly social, legal, and educational consequences of today’s economic revolution. This Special Issue seeks original research articles, case studies or systematic reviews from the all sectors—public, nonprofit, and private—focusing on (but not limited to) the following:

  • Change of the work nature and its economic and social consequences, including governance and an organization’s structure design, leadership and managerial skills, control mechanisms of employee performance, and others.
  • New aspects in organizational communication: new approaches, relationships, and contexts, including enterprise communication systems, communication on social networking sites, other communication online platforms, mobile communication, and others.
  • Social, legal, and educational issues related to the use of new information technologies/systems and communication platforms, also including smart cities, application of IoT, digitalization and technological development, and others.
  • Contemporary educational challenges in organization, including new ways of corporate training, distance on-job and off-job learning, professional learning environments, and others.
  • Sociology of work and employment, including modern worker re-definition, culture of work, ethical values and anti-discrimination policies, and others.

Prof. Dr. Marek Franěk
Prof. Dr. Pavel Bachmann
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • economics
  • communication
  • psychology
  • legislation
  • sociology
  • education
  • work

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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