Journal Articles

  • Roth S., Leydesdorff L., Kaivo-oja J., and Sales A. (in press) Open Coopetition: When Multiple Players and Rivals Team Up, Journal of Business Strategy, DOI: 10.1108/JBS-11-2018-0192 [Scopus, CNRS**, CABS**, VHB**]
  • Roth S. (in press), The open theory and its enemy. Implicit moralisation as epistemological obstacle for general systems theory, Systems Research and Behavioral Science, DOI: 10.1002/sres.2590 [SSCI .860, Scopus, CABS**].
  • 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

Reviews, Conference Reports, Proceedings



  • Interview on the future of economic growth in the V4 region, published in Przbylski, W. et al. (2016) V4: 25 years. The continuing story of the Visegrad Group, Warsaw, Fundacja Res Publica, 88-89.
  • Short interview sequence on entrepreneurial ecosystem policy by Daily News Egypt, 06.10.2015 (online|PDF).
  • Short interview sequence on piracy and entrepreneurship education by The Globe and Mail, 05.11.2014 (online|PDF).
  • Short TV interview on crowdsourcing broadcasted by Radio Télévision Suisse, 14.05.2012 and 07.06.2012, and by TV5MONDE, 17.06.2012.