On 29 May 2023, Springer Nature Publishers released the book entitled “Fostering recovery through metaverse business modelling. Interdisciplinary perspectives on an emerging paradigm shift” co-edited by Prof. Alina Dima (Bucharest University of Economic Studies) and Dr Elena Danescu (University of Luxembourg/ C²DH).
This new publication - which contain an elaborate introduction focused on the wide range of epistemological and methodological challenges of transforming the economy, governance, society in the current poly-crisis context, and gathered a selection of 16 peer reviewed interdisciplinary papers presented at the 5th International Conference on Economics and Social Sciences -is part of the book series “Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics”.1
Here is the book’s abstract:
The past years’ uncertainties and pressures resulted from the pandemic, alongside new developments in social technology, 6G, cloud computing, augmented and virtual reality, generated the perfect setting for the metaverse to gain traction. Several companies found there’s a critical need to redefine the work environment and started exploring the metaverse concept beyond the entertainment sector. Thus, new tools for collaboration and data visualization within a digital shared space are being created, aiming for a fully immersive interaction between the virtual and the physical worlds within the next few years. While still in its early developments, the metaverse can be seen as an extension of the social media platforms, and an opportunity to leverage remote work even further. At the same time, an analysis of the metaverse through the lens of interdisciplinarity provides a key to understanding the new paradigm that is currently taking shape in Europe and across the world, dominated by the power of technology and its critical impact on geopolitics, on globalised socio-economic and monetary processes, on the essence of work and value creation – which are increasingly being shaped by intangible assets, dematerialised and deterritorialised flows and virtual currencies –, and on multilateral institutional developments and transnational regulation.
Elena Danescu also authored the chapter entitled “Regional Heterogeneity and Individual Characteristics in the Development of a European Tax Policy: Historical Insights from Luxembourg”.2
- 1. Bibliographical reference: Dima, A.M., Danescu, E.R. (eds) Fostering Recovery Through Metaverse Business Modelling. ICESS 2022. Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics. Springer, Cham. DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-28255-3, ISBN 978-3-031-28254-6, eBook ISBN978-3-031-28255-3
- 2. Danescu, E.R. (2023). Regional Heterogeneity and Individual Characteristics in the Development of a European Tax Policy: Historical Insights from Luxembourg. In: Dima, A.M., Danescu, E.R. (eds) Fostering Recovery Through Metaverse Business Modelling. ICESS 2022. Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-28255-3_2, pp.9-34.