Understanding Calamity Impact As Evolutionary Global Innovation Trends

Thursday, 14 July 2016: 16:15
Location: Hörsaal 34 (Main Building)
Oral Presentation
Andrea PITASI, Business, Gabriele D'Annunzio University, Italy, World Complexity Science Academy, Italy
The current age is a bifurcation between development and calamity and social  scientists  are more and more in troubles to  draw distinctions between threats and opportunities.  This paper   copes with the    epistemological  and methodological frames to select  the scale  and  use of  data sets to let research  be focused on the differences which really make the difference in shaping  the key global challenges  of our times  and evolve viable systemic policy models to  improve the governance toolkit for high complexity scenarios  for example about  technological  high speed changes , demographic    increase, reconfiguration  of knowledge   making and diffusion, the shaping of evolutionary strategies

The starting point is Sorokin’s  famous list of traits featuring societies in calamity to  use it as a standard to assess our age  positioning in the bifurcation through the  nonlinear and chaotic trends of evolutionary complexity in global change.