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Occupation  Academic
Role  Author
Name  Steffen Roth
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Born  August 8, 1976 (age 39) (1976-08-08) Wurzburg
Alma mater  Chemnitz University of Technology, University of Geneva

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Dr. Steffen Roth (* August 8, 1976, in Wurzburg) is an academic and author on management, economics, and sociology. He is currently Professor of Management and Organization at the ESC Rennes School of Business, France.


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Academic Background

Steffen Roth earned his Diploma in Sociology from the Chemnitz University of Technology in 2002, his PhD in Economics and Management (Dr. rer. pol) from the same university in 2010, and his PhD in Sociology from the University of Geneva in 2013.


From 2010-2011, Steffen Roth was Visiting Professor and Open Society Institute and Soros Foundations Network Academic Fellow at the Yerevan State University Department of Sociology, where he still is Affiliate Professor. He was also Visiting Professor at the Copenhagen Business School Department of Management, Philosophy and Politics (2012), the University of Cagliari Department of Economics (2012), and the International University of Rabat School of Business (2012-2014). As of 2012, he is tenured Assistant Professor of Management and Organization at the ESC Rennes School of Business.


Being a third generation social systems theorist influenced by the works of Niklas Luhmann, Steffen Roth's major research is on theories and applications of functional differentiation in (post-) modern societies. Steffen Roth was among the first to apply culturomics in sociology, with one major result of this research being that the (self-) definition of modern societies as capitalist or economized may be inappropriate.

Steffen Roth is furthermore engaged in research on multifunctional organizations and markets. He also published on (social) innovation as well as on next strategies for post-capitalism and degrowth.

Service to the Scientific Community

Steffen Roth is ambassador and mentor of the European Academy of Management EURAM Early Career Colloquium and Network, full member of the German Academic Association for Business Research as well as member of the International Academic Advisory Board of the New Research on Digital Societies (NERDS) research center at Kozminski University Warsaw, Poland, the Forschungskolleg Gesellschaft und Kontingenz, Berlin, Germany, and the International Academic Advisory Board of the Amrita Center for Responsible Innovations and Sustainable Enterprises, Amrita University, India.

He is also co-editor-in-chief of the ABS-listed Tamara Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, and member of the editorial boards of the ERA-listed Journal Cybernetics and Human Knowing and of the VHB-listed International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development.


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