Journal Articles

  • Roth S., Valentinov V., and Clausen L. (in press), Dissecting the empirical-normative divide in business ethics: the contribution of systems theory, Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, DOI: 10.1108/SAMPJ-03-2019-0107 [SSCI 1.745, CNRS**, CABS**, VHB**].
  • 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***].
  • Roth S. (in press), Of wolfs and dogs, and other false distinctions. A rejoinder to Wallis, Systems Research and Behavioral Science [SSCI 1.052, Scopus, CABS**]
  • Roth S., Valentinov V., Heidingsfelder M., and Pérez-Valls M. (in press), CSR beyond Economy and Society. A post-capitalist approach, Journal of Business Ethics, DOI: 10.1007/s10551-018-4068-y [SSCI 3.796, Scopus, FT50, CNRS****, CABS***, VHB***].
  • Hirschmann T., Hartley N., and Roth. S (in press), Can we build resilience by way of creativity? Artistic ventures in a London hospice, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management [Scopus, CRNS*, CABS*, VHB**].
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Edited Books and Journal Issues

  • Roth S., Dahms H., Welz F., and Cattacin S., Digital transformation of social theory, Call for Papers to a Special Issue of Technological Forecasting and Social Change [SSCI 3.226, Scopus, CNRS***, ABS***, VHB***].
  • Roth S., Sales A., Perez-Valls M., and Kaivo-oja J., Futures of management theory, Call for Papers to a Special Issue of Futures [SSCI 2.256, Scopus, FNEGE**, ABS**].
  • Heidingsfelder, M. and Roth, S. (2018) Media effects, Special Issue of Cybernetics and Human Knowing, Vol. 25 No. 4.
  • Durst S. and Roth S. (2018) Entrepreneurship Made in Germany, Special Issue of International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 33 No. 1 [Scopus, CNRS*, ABS**, VHB**].
  • Roth S. (2017), Management and functional differentiation, Special issue of Systems Research and Behavioral Science, Vol. 34 No. 2 [SSCI 1.034, Scopus, ABS**].
  • Roth S. (2015), Trends in functional differentiation, Special Issue of Cybernetics and Human Knowing, Vol. 22 No. 4, pp. 5-10. Foreword available for download here.
  • Roth S., Schneckenberg D. and Tsai C. W. (2015), The gamification of innovation, Special Section of Creativity and Innovation Management, Vol. 24 No. 2 [SSCI 1.016, Scopus, CNRS**, ABS**].
  • Roth S. (2014), Entrepreneurship and piracy, Special Issue of the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 22 No. 4 [Scopus, CNRS*, VHB **].
  • Roth S. (2012), The multimedia organization, Special Issue of Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, Vol. 10 No. 3  [ABS*].
  • Scheiber L., Roth S. and Reichel A. (2011), The technology of innovation, Special Issue of the International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, Vol. 5 No. 2-3 [Scopus, VHB**].
  • Roth S., Wetzel R. and Müller K. (2011), Non-technological and non-economic dimensions of innovation systems, Special Issue of the International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, Vol. 3, No. 1.
  • Müller K., Roth S. and Žák M. (2010), The social dimension of innovation, Prague, Linde.
  • Roth S., Scheiber L. and Wetzel R. (2010), Organisation multimedial. Zum polyphonen Programm der nächsten Organisation, Heidelberg, Carl Auer.
  • Roth S. (2009) Non-technological and non-economic innovations: Contributions to a theory of robust innovation, Bern, Peter Lang (second improved edition published by AVM in 2015).


  • Roth S. (2013) The multimedia organization. Functional differentiations on organizational identity. Geneva, University of Geneva.
  • Roth S. (2010) Markt ist nicht gleich Wirtschaft. These zur Begründung einer allgemeinen Marktsoziologie. Heidelberg, Carl Auer Verlag.

Book Chapters

Conference proceedings

  • Roth S. and Pérez-Valls, M. (2018), Was That Trendy? Big Data Analysis of Social Trends, Academy of Management Global Proceedings, Vol. Surrey, No. 2018, DOI: 10.5465/amgblproc.surrey.2018.0052.abs.