The article reflects some outcomes of the author’s scientific research which has been conducted for recent few years. The purpose of the study was to reveal the most influential socio-economic trends that have determined the development of the contemporary social and economic systems, including business. In doing so, there has been precised the notion of a socio-economic megatrend (SEM), there have been conceptualized and systematized some key SEMs which produced an impact on the formation of modern society, influence the development of postmodern society and will contribute to the constitution of future society. In the very frame, it has been traced the impact of each of the SEM revealed upon the development of business activity.


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