The digital transformation affects many aspects of private and public lives, including how we make private and political decisions. It affects the economy by changing how entire companies work, it transforms the world of work by changing the jobs firms offer, the skills they require, and how we interact at the workplace. It also affects the education system. Digitalisation opens up many possibilities and opportunities, but it also involves risks and it raises many challenges. To make the most out of its opportunities and to minimize its risks we need to understand the changes digitalisation causes, we need to identify the opportunities and risks it raises, and we need to learn how we can cope with them in the best way possible.
To contribute to a better understanding of these issues, the Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics invites submissions to a special issue on the economic and societal consequences, opportunities, challenges, risks and possible coping strategies connected to the «Digital Transformation». Contributions that are especially useful in the Swiss or similar contexts are particularly welcome, as well as early output from the National Research Program 77 «Digital Transformation».
Contributions must be full, self-contained scientific papers. Short papers and papers that are descriptive in nature will be considered, but they must make a novel contribution to the scientific literature.
The submission deadline is April 30, 2022.
During submission, authors should select the option "SJES Special Issue Digital Transformation" from the list of available Thematic Series. Authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge. This will be covered by the Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES). Papers will be reviewed directly after submission and publication takes place on a rolling basis.
Please send abstracts and/or enquiries to:
Prof. Dr. Conny Wunsch (Lead editor)
Professor of Labour Economics / Faculty of Business and Economics / University of Basel