Digital transformation of the economy and society: Problems of research methodology

Iri­na A. Gerasi­mo­va
Insti­tute of Phi­los­o­phy, Russ­ian Acad­e­my of Sci­ences

Dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion of the econ­o­my and soci­ety: Prob­lems of research method­ol­o­gy

Abstract. The arti­cle tends to clar­i­fy strate­gies for build­ing a glob­al infor­ma­tion soci­ety and dig­i­tal econ­o­my in terms of STS-method­olo­gies. The author explores the offi­cial strate­gic doc­u­ments in the con­text of tech­no­log­i­cal and human­i­tar­i­an dis­cours­es. The con­cept of “geo-bio-socio-anthro­po-tech­ni­cal” sys­tems becomes a key to devel­op­ing a risk-based approach. In the study of man­age­r­i­al lan­guage, the author relies on the approach of A. Ogurtsov, which dif­fer­en­ti­ates between objec­tive (nat­u­ral­is­tic) and metaphor­i­cal descrip­tions. Metaphor­i­cal descrip­tions become cen­tral to the man­age­r­i­al lan­guage in the devel­op­ment of dig­i­tal soci­ety. The author responds pos­i­tive­ly to the ques­tion about the pos­si­bil­i­ty of con­ver­gence of tech­no­log­i­cal and human­i­tar­i­an approach­es to the dig­i­tal econ­o­my.

Key­words: dig­i­tal econ­o­my, dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies, sci­ence, soci­ety, sys­tem char­ac­ter­is­tics of the world, risk-ori­ent­ed approach, objec­tive descrip­tion, con­cept-cen­taurs

DOI: 10.5840/dspl20192446


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