Journal Articles

Edited Books and Journal Issues

  • Roth S., Laursen K., and Harste G. (in progress), Moral communication. Observed with social systems theory, special issue of Kybernetes [SCI 1.754, Scopus, ABS*].
  • Roth S., Heidingsfelder M., Clausen L., and Laursen K. (in press), George Spencer Brown’s “Design with the NOR”. With related essays, Bingley: Emerald.
  • Roth S., Mills A., Jemielniak D., and Lee B. (in press), Theory as method. Methodological options for organization and management research, special issue of the Journal of Organizational Change Management [SSCI 1.262, Scopus, CNRS**, FNEGE**, CABS**].
  • Roth S., Dahms H., Welz F., and Cattacin S. (2019), Digital transformation of social theory, special issue of Technological Forecasting and Social Change [SSCI 3.815, Scopus, CNRS***, FNEGE***, CABS***, VHB***].
  • 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*, FNEGE*, 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**, FNEGE**, ABS**].
  • Roth S. (2014), Entrepreneurship and piracy, special issue of the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 22 No. 4 [Scopus, CNRS*, FNEGE*, 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).


  • Kleve H., Roth S. und Simon F.B. (2020), Lockdown: Das Anhalten der Welt. Eine Debatte zur Domestizierung von Wirtschaft, Politik und Gesundheit. Heidelberg, Carl Auer.
  • Amann W., Dchieche A., and Roth S. (2020), Understanding Islamic business. Borsdorf and Paris, Edition Winterwork and Knowledge@HEC.
  • 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.