Research Areas for Bachelor and Master Thesis

If you are interested in writing your thesis at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, this page shows you research areas which we are currently working on. However, we are quite open for topics, so please feel free to contact us anyway. We will do our best to coordinate our expertise with your interests!

If you are unsure, whom to write, just send an e-mail to entrep-office@wu.ac.at and your request will be forwarded to the whole team.

Before contacting us, please make sure that you comply to the preconditions indicated in your respective program.

Contact PersonAreas of Interest
Stefan Bolzenius, M.Sc.
  • Toolkits
  • Problem Solving
  • Open & User Innovation
Caroline Fabian, M.Sc.
  • Crowdsourcing & tournaments
  • Self-selection & decision-making
  • New learning technologies (with a focus on Virtual Reality)
  • Gamification in education
  • and other topics in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation
Jan Fell, B.B.A, M.B.A., LL.M.
  • Equity Crowdfunding
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • and other topics in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation
Assoz. Prof. Dr. Peter Keinz
  • Technology Transfer & Cross Industry Innovation
  • User Communities & Crowdsourcing
  • User Innovation Ecosystems
  • Strategic and Organizational Implications of User Innovation Approaches
  • and other topics in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation
Linn Kretzschmar, M.Sc.
  • User Communities & Crowdsourcing
  • User generated content
  • Machine learning in idea selection
  • and other topics in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation
Klaus Marhold, Ph.D.
  • Open Innovation
  • Innovation Performance of Firms
  • Patent Analysis
  • External Knowledge Acquisition (M&A, CVC) and Technology Transfer
  • Knowledge Management and Knowledge Networks
  • and other topics in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation
Shtefi Mladenovska, M.Sc.
  • Open Innovation
  • User Innovation
  • Social & Humanitarian Entrepreneurship
  • Educational Technology
  • and other topics in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation
Mag. Benjamin Monsorno, MA
  • Lead User
  • Machine Learning in Open and User Innovation
  • Business Model Innovation
  • Start-Ups
Richard Olbrecht, M.Sc.
  • User communities, crowdsourcing, tournaments
  • Wisdom of the crowds, crowd evaluation
  • Strategic behavior, sabotage, honesty
  • Behavioral economics, nudging
  • and other topics in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovationation
Thomas Pannermayr, M.Sc.
  • International entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial personality and behavior
  • Dark side of entrepreneurship
  • and other topics in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation
Jakob Pohlisch, Ph.D.
  • Open Innovation
  • Internal and external crowdsourcing
  • User communities
  • Household sector innovation
  • Peer innovation
  • Innovation indicators
  • Machine learning in open and user innovation
Sophie Quach, M.A.
  • User innovation and psychology (experiments)
  • Fairness
  • Free revealing
  • User communities
  • and other topics in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation
Monique Schlömmer, M.Sc.
  • International entrepreneurship
  • investor decision making
  • cognitive psychology in entreprenuership & innovation
  • entrepreneurial ecosystem with focus on venture capital
  • Political incentives and its impact on entreprepreneurial behavior