Steffen ROTH

Steffen ROTH Research Active Faculty - Full Professor
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    • Department
      Strategy Department
    • Languages
      German, English
    • Teaching specialisations
      Entrepreneurship, Organisational Theories, Social theory, Innovation Management, Change Management
    • Areas of research
      Organisation and Management Theory, Systems Theory, Social Differentiation, Digital Sociology
    • Campus
      La Rochelle

    Biography

    Dr. Steffen Roth holds a German passport and is Full Professor of Management at Excelia Business School and Full Professor of Social Sciences as well as President of the Senate at Kazimieras Simonavicius University, in Vilnius. He is also Visiting Professor of Management and Organization at the University of Witten-Herdecke and member of the Executive Committee of the Inter-University Center Dubrovnik, Croatia. Steffen holds the title of Associate Professor (venia legendi) in Economic Sociology at the University of Turku; a Habilitation (facultas docendi) in Economic and Environmental Sociology awarded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University, and Research; a PhD in Sociology from the University of Geneva; and a PhD in Economics and Management from the Chemnitz University of Technology. He is the field editor for social systems theory of Systems Research and Behavioral Science. The journals his research has been published in include Journal of Business Ethics, Sociology of Health & Illness, Ecological Economics, Administration and Society, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, European Management Journal, Journal of Cleaner Production, and Futures.

    His ORCID profile is available at orcid.org/0000-0002-8502-601X and his Twitter profile at https://twitter.com/derrothdotcom.


     

  • 2021

    Title of Full Professor of Social Sciences, Kazimieras Simonavicius University, Lithuania

    2020

    Title of Associate Professor (venia legendi) in Economic Sociology, University of Turku, Finland

    2018

    Habilitation (facultas docendi) in Economic and Environmental Sociology, Italian Ministry of Education, Universities, and Research

  • 2022

    Member of the Executive Committee, Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia

    2022

    President of the Senate, Kazimieras Simonavicius University, Vilnius, Lithuania

    2021

    Title of Full Professor of Social Sciences, Kazimieras Simonavicius University, Vilnius, Lithuania

    2020

    Associate Professor of Economic Sociology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland

    2018-2022

    Research Professor of Digital Sociology, Kazimieras Simonavicius University, Vilnius, Lithuania

    2018

    Research Active Faculty - Full Professor, Excelia, La Rochelle, France

    2016-2018

    Research Active Faculty - Associate Professor, Excelia, La Rochelle, France

    2016

    Honorary Full Professor of Sociology, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia

    2012-2017

    Visiting Professor, International University of Rabat, Rabat, Morocco

    2012-2016

    Assistant Professor, ESC Rennes, Rennes, France

    2011-2012

    Senior Researcher, School of Business and Engineering Vaud, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

    2011-2013

    Visiting Professor, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland

    2010-2011

    Associate Professor, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia

  • Journal articles

    ROTH, S., LAURSEN, K., HARSTE, G. (2022). Moral communication observed with social systems theory. An introduction. Kybernetes.
    ROTH, S., IONESCU, A. M., CLIPA, A.-M., TURNEA, E.-S., CLIPA, C.-I., BEDRULE-GRIGORUTA, M. V. (2022). The impact of innovation framework conditions on corporate digital technology integration: institutions as facilitators for sustainable digital transformation. Journal of Business Economics & Management..
    ROTH, S. (2022). Digital transformation of management and organization theories. A research programme. Systems Research and Behavioral Science. doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/sres.2882.
    ROTH, S., VALENTINOV, V. (2022). Chester Barnard’s Theory of the Firm: An Institutionalist View. Journal of Economic Issues, 56 (3), 707-720.
    ROTH, S., VALENTINOV, V. (2022). Health beyond medicine. A planetary theory extension. Sociology of Health and Illness.
    ROTH, S., VALENTINOV, V. (2021). Chester Barnard’s systems-theoretic approach to organization theory: a reconstruction. European Journal of the History of Economic Thought.
    ROTH, S., GROTHE-HAMMER, M. (2021). Dying is Normal, Dying with the Coronavirus is not: A Sociological Analysis of the Implicit Norms Behind the Criticism of Swedish 'Exceptionalism'. European Societies.
    ROTH, S., VALENTINOV, V., PIES, I. (2021). Social goals in the theory of the firm: a systems theory view. Administration and Society.
    ROTH, S. (2021). The Great Reset. Restratification for lives, livelihoods, and the planet. Technological Forecasting and Social Change.
    ROTH, S., VALENTINOV, V. (2021). Chester Barnard’s theory of the firm: an institutionalist view. Journal of Economic Issues.
    ROTH, S. (2021). Draw your organization! A solution-focused theory- method for business school challenges and change. Journal of Organizational Change Management.
    ROTH, S., MILLS, A., LEE, B., JEMIELNIAK, D. (2021). Theory as method. Introduction to supertheoretical options for organization and management research. Journal of Organizational Change Management.
    ROTH, S., SALES, A., GROTHE-HAMMER, M., AZAMBUJA, R. (2021). From play to pay: A multifunctional approach to the role of culture in post- merger integration. Management Decision.
    ROTH, S., VALENTINOV, V. (2020). East of nature. Accounting for the environments of social sciences. Ecological Economics, 176, 106734. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2020.106734.
    ROTH, S., VALENTINOV, V. (2020). Chester Barnard’s systems-theoretic approach to organization theory: a reconstruction. European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 28 (5). doi:DOI: 10.1080/09672567.2021.1877759.
    ROTH, S. (2020). The Great Reset . Restratification for lives, livelihoods, and the planet. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 166, 120636. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2021.120636.
    ROTH, S. (2020). Draw your organization! A solution-focused theory-method for business school challenges and change. Journal of Organizational Change Management. doi:10.1108/JOCM-06-2020-0163.
    ROTH, S., KLEVE, H., KÖLLNER, T., WETZEL, R. (2020). The tetralemma of the business family. A systemic approach to business-family dilemmas in re- search and practice. Journal of Organizational Change Management.
    ROTH, S., CLAUSEN, L., MÖLLER, S. (2020). COVID-19. Scenarios of a superfluous crisis. Kybernetes.
    ROTH, S. (2020). Weak Evidence for Strong Pandemic Interventions. A 2019 Who Warning for the Current Covid-19 Crisis. Kybernetes.
    ROTH, S., VALENTINOV, V., CLAUSEN, L. (2020). Dissecting the empirical-normative divide in business ethics: the contribution of systems theory, Sustainability Accounting. Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal.
    ROTH, S., HIRSCHMANN, T., HARTLEY, N. (2020). Can we build resilience by way of creativity? Artistic ventures in a London hospice. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (IJEIM).
    ROTH, S. (2019, April). Heal the world. A solution-focused systems therapy approach to environmental problems. Journal of Cleaner Production, 216 (10), pp. 504-510.
    ROTH, S. (2019). The open theory and its enemy. Implicit moralisation as epistemological obstacle for general systems theory. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 36 (3), 1-8. doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/sres.2590.
    ROTH, S., SCHWEDE, P., VALENTINOV, V., PÉREZ-VALLS, M., KAIVO-OJA, J. (2019). Harnessing big data for a multifunctional theory of the firm. European Management Journal. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emj.2019.07.004.
    ROTH, S., SANTONEN, T., HEIMSTÄDT, M., CLARK, C., TROFIMOV, N., KAIVO-OJA, J., ... SALES, A. (2019). government.com? Multifunctional cabinet portfolio analysis of 201 national governments. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 32 (6), 621-639 p. doi:10.1108/JOCM-10-2018-0290.
    ROTH, S. (2019). Digital transformation of social theory. A research update. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 146 (September), 88-93. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2019.05.016.
    ROTH, S., LEYDESDORFF, L., KAIVO-OJA, J., SALES, A. (2019). Open Coopetition: When Multiple Players and Rivals Team Up. Journal of Business Strategy, 41 (6), 31-38.
    ROTH, S. (2019). Dissecting the empirical-normative divide in business ethics: The contribution of systems theory. Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, ahead-of-print (ahead-of-print). doi:https://doi.org/10.1108/SAMPJ-03-2019-0107.
    ROTH, S., SCHWEDE, P., VALENTINOV, V., ZAZAR, K., KAIVO-OJA, J. (2019). Big data insights into social macro trends (1800-2000): A replication study. Technological Forecasting and Social Change.
    ROTH, S., M. G.WILL, V.VALENTINOV, " From nonprofit diversity to organizational multifunctionality: a systems-theoretical proposal", Administration and Society, August 2018, vol. 50, no. 7, pp. 1015-1036
    ROTH, S., "Was that capitalism? A future-oriented big data analysis of the English language area in the 19th and 20th century", Futures, 2018, vol. DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2017.12.009, pp. online first
    ROTH, S., "The cash is in the medium, not in the machine: Toward the golden moments of 3D printing", International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 2018, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 5-15
    KAIVO-OJA, J., O.KUUSI, T.AHLQVIST, R.LINTURI, S.ROTH, "New industrial platforms and radical technology foresight: the case of 3D printing in Finland and Europe", International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 2018, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 65-84
    VALENTINOV, V., S.ROTH, M.WILL, "Stakeholder theory: A Luhmannian perspective", Administration and Society, 2018, vol. online first
    ROTH, S., VALENTINOV, V., KAIVO-OJA, J., DANA, L.-P. (2018). Multifunctional organisation models. A systems-theoretical framework for new venture discovery and creation. Journal of Organizational Change Management, online first. doi:10.1108/JOCM-05-2018-0113.
    ROTH, S., VALENTINOV, V., HEIDINGSFELDER, M., PEREZ-VALLS, M. (2018). CSR Beyond Economy and Society: A Post-capitalist Approach. Journal of Business Ethics, ONLINE.
    ROTH, S., ET AL., "Futures of a distributed memory. A global brain wave measurement (1800-2000)", Technological Forecasting and Social Change, April 2017, vol. 118, no. April, pp. 307-323
    ROTH, S., A.SALES, J.KAIVO-OJA, "Multiplying the division of labor: functional differentiation of the next key variables in management ", Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 2017, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 195-207
    ROTH, S., J.KAIVO-OJA, L.WESTERLUND, "Futures of robotics. Human work in digital transformation", International Journal of Technology Management, 2017, vol. 73, no. 4, pp. 176-205
    ROTH, S., "Parsons, Luhmann, Spencer Brown. NOR design for double contingency tables", Kybernetes, 2017, vol. 46, no. 8, pp. 1469-1482
    ROTH, S., "Marginal economy. Growth strategies for post-growth societies", Journal of Economic Issues, December 2017, vol. 51, no. 4, pp. 1033-1046
    ROTH, S., "Serious gamification. On the redesign of a popular paradox", Games and Culture, 2017, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 100-111
    ROTH, S., "Growth and function: a viral research program for next organisations", International Journal of Technology Management, 2016, vol. 72, no. 4, pp. 296-309
    ROTH, S., J.KAIVO-OJA, "Is the future a political economy? Functional analysis of three leading foresight and futures studies journals", Futures, 2016, vol. 81, no. August, pp. 15-26

    Chapters

    ROTH, S. (2021). Der Staat des multifunktionalen Liberalismus. Zu den Entscheidungsprämissen der nächsten politischen Ökologie. Bruns, W. und Ronge, V. (Hrsg.) Die Irritation der Gesellschaft durch Lockdown. Beltz Juventa.
  • Papers presented at academic or professional meetings

    ROTH, S., "Making and unmaking of capitalism. A systemic therapy approach" in 3rd conference European Sociological Association, 2017, Athènes, Greece

    Press articles

    ROTH, S. - "Results from the first global brain wave measurement show power, not money, is the new religion- The Conversation" - 2017
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