Roth S., Schwede P., Valentinov V., Pérez-Valls M., and Kaivo-oja J. (in press) Harnessing big data for a multifunctional theory of the firm, European Management Journal, DOI: 10.1016/j.emj.2019.07.004 [SSCI 2.985, Scopus, CNRS**, CABS**, VHB***]. Corrected proof available for download here. Abstract: This paper explores the potential of big data, such as those compiled by the Google Books […]Read more "Release | Harnessing big data for a multifunctional theory of the firm"
Roth S. (2019) Digital transformation of social theory. A research update, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 146 No. September, pp. 88-93 [SSCI 3.815, Scopus, CNRS***, ABS***, VHB***]. Article available for download here. Abstract: This article outlines the basic design of digitally transformed social theory. We show that any digital world is created by the […]Read more "Release | Digital transformation of social theory. A research update"
The purpose of this online brainstorming, supported by the International Sociological Association, was to gather as complete a collection of guiding distinctions of social sciences as possible. By guiding distinctions we mean dichotomies or dualisms, such as economy/society, action/behaviour, market/hierarchy, micro/macro, or male/female, that have been or still are at the heart of the debates […]Read more "Guiding distinctions of social science | An online brainstorming"
Roth S. (2019), The open theory and its enemy: Implicit moralisation as epistemological obstacle for general systems theory, Systems Research and Behavioral Science, Vol. 36 No. 3, 281-288 [SSCI 1.052, Scopus, CABS**]. Online first version of the article available for download here. Abstract: Ludwig von Bertalanffy decisively shaped open systems theory as challenge and alternative to […]Read more "Release | The open theory and its enemy"
I have recently joined the Editorial Board of the International Sociological Association’s SAGE Studies in International Sociology books collection. We look forward to receiving your proposals!Read more "Appointment | SAGE Studies in International Sociology"
Heidingsfelder, M. and Roth, S. (2018) Media effects. Special Issue of Cybernetics and Human Knowing, Vol. 25 No. 4. Contents Table of contents Foreword: Media Effects (M. Heidingsfelder) Contingency Alert: Editorial Note on Necessary and Impossible Media (S. Roth) Articles The Mediality of Looseness (U. Stäheli) Listening to Media in Cultural Theory, Sociology, and Management […]Read more "Release | Media effects | Special Issue of Cybernetics and Human Knowing"
Roth S. (2019), Heal the world. A solution-focused systems therapy approach to environmental problems, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 216 No. April, pp. 504-510 [SSCI 6.395, Scopus, FNEGE**, CABS**, VHB***]. Article available for download here. Abstract: In observing a capitalist lifestyle of addiction to relentless growth responsible for an imminent self-extinction of the human race, environmentalism […]Read more "Release | Heal the world. A solution-focused systems therapy approach to environmental problems"