Streams

Participants of SOCIN 2017 are invited to present the theoretical, methodological and empirical research results made of late years in areas described below.

Stream A: Justice, Security and Human Rights

Stream A goal – a comprehensive investigation of justice in the legal, social, economic, political and cultural factors, the modern human rights protection mechanisms, security guarantees, analysis of the dynamics of business environment, the financial security of individual and the state, consequences of economic shocks overcome and prevention, effective dispute resolution and conflict management, public influence to the implementation of justice in globalization and social justice contexts.

Stream thematics include, but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Legal, social, economical, political and cultural factors of Justice implementation
  • Modern human rights protection mechanisms: national and international aspects
  • Ensuring security in the globalization process
  • Research of family relationships social content and forms
  • Competition policy, competition law enforcement, competition impact on economic development.

Stream B: Social Technologies

Following the internet design, societies, organizations and movements have evolved from bureaucratic/centralized to both decentralized and distributed networks that have started to impact business, governments and our societies at large. Social technologies is an interdisciplinary research field, which focuses on applying information, communication and emerging technologies to serve society goals. We define Social Technologies as all technologies used by people to serve society goals. “Being social is a feature, not a product. Almost any digital technology can be made “social” through adding the ability for people to connect, comment or share. In the realm of economics, most economic activity ultimately rests on interactions between individuals, so almost any activity can be “socialized”.”(McKinsey Global Institute, The Social Economy: Unlocking Value and Productivity Through Social Technologies, 2012).

Papers should cover main dimensions of the social technologies:

  • Social Technologies for Internet enabled future society;
  • Technologies for developing Breakthrough innovations;
  • Creative Technologies for smart growth and social cohesion;
  • Educational Technologies for new learning environments;
  • Regulatory framework for Social Technologies;

Stream C: Sustainable Development 

Participants are invited to discuss about innovation based sustainable development of the country focused on the welfare state and to deal with various aspects of organizations and national determinants of competitiveness in the region and the world; there will be addressed the question of how to achieve economic, social, political, legal, cultural and technological welfare of citizens.

Speakers of this stream are invited to share insights on:

  • Innovations in promoting economic development opportunities
  • The transformation of the financial system
  • Ecosystem’s modeling and assessment
  • Ecological damage prevention, varying degrees conflict resolution options
  • The sustainable use of resources, alternative energy development conditions and opportunities
  • The small and medium business development
  • Entrepreneurial organizations
  • Management theories in nowadays
  • Organization networking
  • Current issues in HRM
  • Issues of integrated communication, public relations and marketing
  • New shapes in tourism
  • Sport‘s management
  • Project management
  • Quality management
  • Corporate social responsibility

Stream D: Quality of Life

In contemporary society well-being is very actual issue. This multi-layered phenomenon is special owing its connectivity – it does incorporate knowledge from various scientific disciplines and implies many research trends. What does comprise individual well-being – individual who is a part of friends’, family, working / study and community networks, who is acting in its leisure time? How is changing individual well-being during his life course? What determines an individual’s opportunities for a good life? Can persuasion of family and community well-being contradict to the pursuit of individual well-being? What inhibit the implementation of individual or group well-being? What are the social problems caused by the polarization of public wealth? How to ensure welfare of disadvantaged groups? Understanding the concept of well-being in its widest sense – as “an individual or group health, happiness, prosperity state in general”, the goal of Section D is to reveal fully and comprehensively the latest research achievements in studying of various individual, family and community welfare aspects; provide space for scientific discussion of the topic; promote interdisciplinary research and collaboration between researchers, policy-makers and practitioners.

Sub-themes of the track D:

  • Inequality and Social Justice
  • Gender and Culture
  • Health and Social Support
  • Ageing of Individuals and Populations
  • Family Welfare
  • Well-Being of Vulnerable Groups
  • Education and Sustainable Development of Society
  • Welfare of Lithuania

Stream E:  Continuation and Changes of Values

Stream E topics concentrate focuse on value meaning and role research in two planes – individual thinking and a variety of social processes. We live in a technological age, which is characterized by extraordinary speed, reaching for uncompromising efficiency, unprecedented degree of reality “rationalization“ (M. Weber). What individual and social values are needed to avoid these destructive side effects – and artificial sense of meaninglessness, individual and social identity crisis, the bureaucratisation, political demagoguery, avoidance actually solving economic, social, environmental, educational, etc. problems? What ethical provisions in the individual and social level are necessary to succeed in the environment of our time in order to pursue personal fulfillment and social welfare objective in the political, economical, legal, educational, cultural and other dimensions?
We invite scientists from different fields to express their thoughts about the following and close to them topics:

  • The concept of ethical thinking
  • Problem of reality and thinking rationalization and technologization
  • Social technologies in term of values question
  • Ethical person in modern society
  • Authentic policy and political demagoguery in today’s world
  • Values in the modern economical, legal, cultural, educational process organization
  • Sustainable development doctrine values dimension
  • Lithuanian and European identities relashionship
  • The process of globalization and ethical challenges
  • Intercultural, international, inter-ethnic, inter-religious coexistence problems and their solutions