Master Theses

Topics

Our Chair announces the following new topics for master theses. These topics explicitly focus on the research projects of the Chair of Strategic and International Management.

AI and strategizing    
Topic 1: Using AI for Strategizing: A Case Study   available
Topic 2: Using AI for Managerial Decision Making: A Systematic Literature Review   available
Topic 3: The Role of AI in Strategic Management: A Systematic Literature Review   available
Topic 4: Strategizing in the Age of AI: An Empirical Research Study   available
Topic 5: Using Technological Tools for Strategizing: A Systematic Literature Review  

available

Strategic AI transformation (for competitive advantage)    
Topic 6: A Case Study on the Organizational Readiness for AI transformations   fully booked
Topic 7: A Case Study on Barriers and Enablers for the Adoption of AI-based technologies in companies   fully booked
Topic 8: A Systematic Literature Review on Organizational Transformations with Artificial Intelligence   fully booked
Topic 9: A Case Study on Strategic Decision Factors for the adoption of AI-based technologies in companies   fully booked
Topic 10: A Case Study on AI Transformation Strategies of German Firms   fully booked
Emerging country company internationalization - India    

Topic

11:

Importance of Business Groups in Emerging Economy Multinational Enterprises (EEMNEs)

  fully booked
Topic 12: Ownership Effects on Emerging Economy Multinational Enterprises (EEMNEs) Internationalization   available
Topic 13: Factors Affecting Speed of Growth of Emerging Economy Multinationals   fully booked
Topic 14: Network Effects on Internationalization Speed of Emerging Economy Multinational Enterprises (EEMNEs)   available
Topic 15: Relationship between Product Diversification and Internationalization of Emerging Economy Multinational Enterprises (EEMNEs)   available
Topic 16: Heterogeneity in Internationalization Path of Emerging Market Multinationals   available
Emerging country company internationalization - China
Topic 17: The Internationalization Pattern of Chinese Central State-Owned Firms   available
Topic 18: The Internationalization Strategies’ Analysis of Chinese MNEs: Does Home Provincial Region Matter?   available
Topic 19: The Speed of Chinese Firms’ Internationalization: Comparison Study between Electronic and Traditional Energy Sectors   available
Topic 20: Internationalization strategies of Chinese MNEs in TMT Sector   available
Topic 21: A Cross-Sector Investigation of Performance Impacts of Chinese Firms’ Internationalization Strategies   available
Topic 22: A Cross-Sector Investigation of Chinese MNEs’ Internationalization Pattern   available

Prerequisite

If you are interested in writing your Master's thesis at the Chair of Strategic and International Management on one of these topics please send an email to the contact mentioned in the description of the respective topic. Your email should contain a CV, a current transcript of records as well as a short motivation letter (max. 500 words) explaining your interest for writing your thesis about a specific topic.

Please note: We are looking forward to supervise Master’s theses in cooperation with companies if they fit with the announced topics (on top of this page). We do not supervise Master’s theses in cooperation with companies which are not related to the announced ones. 

The prerequisite for writing your Master's thesis at the Chair of Strategic and International Management is the successful attendance (with a grade of 2,3 or better) of

- our module "Strategies in MNEs" (WI001128)

OR

- one of our Advanced Seminars.
(no exceptions will be made here)

Application and further process

As part of the application process a research proposal has to be written. The contact mentioned in the description of the respective topic will provide you further information about the proposal.
If the application process was successful, the master's thesis is registered with the chair.

Once your Master's thesis has been registered with the Chair of Strategic and International Management, the further procedure will be as follows:

1. Exposé incl. preliminary table of contents to be handed in before first Master thesis seminar
2. Continuing discussion of progress and open issues during Master thesis seminar (typically supported by a pptx-presentation prepared by master student and being submitted the week before the respective seminar)
3. Submission of thesis accompanied by full set of research data and pptx-presentation
4. Evaluation and feedback

The attendance of our Master Thesis Seminar is mandatory. Dates and times of these seminars will be announced by the chair which will also make the registration.