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Business Ethics Quarterly
Special Issue on:
Socio-Technological Conditions of Organized Immaturity in the Twenty-First Century
Andreas Georg Scherer, University of Zurich
Cristina Neesham, Newcastle University
Dennis Schoeneborn, Copenhagen Business School / Leuphana University of Lüneburg Markus Scholz, University of Applied Science for Management & Communication Vienna
The purpose of this special issue is to collect and promote research that examines forms of organized immaturity in contemporary society. The phenomenon of organized immaturity is a manifestation of a human condition that results from the erosion of the autonomy of the individual and is advanced by socio-technological systems and their surveillance and control mechanisms. We seek conceptual, normative, or empirical studies that identify, analyze, and critique current technical and social sources of organized immaturity and develop solutions for resisting new forms of surveillance and control. In line with the disciplinary and thematic scope of BEQ, we invite authors to consider the role of (business) organizations and organizing in both control and emancipation of the individual in business and society, and to analyze possible ethical implications.