Prof. Dr. habil. Steffen Roth

Visiting Professor at the research and teaching area "Organisation and Development of Business Families"


Alfred-Herrhausen-Str. 48
58448 Witten

Since 2021, Prof. Dr Steffen Roth has been a visiting professor at the Witten Institute for Family Business (WIFU). He is a full professor of management at the La Rochelle Business School in France and an adjunct professor of economic sociology at the University of Turku, Finland. He holds a habilitation 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 management from the Chemnitz University of Technology. He is a member of the editorial board of Systems Research and Behavioral Science. The journals his research has been published in include the Journal of Business Ethics, 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

Main areas of work, research and interest

  • Social systems theory
  • Digital transformation of social theory
  • Management and organisation theory
  • Futures research
  • Liberalism

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