We actively collaborate with national and international companies in our teaching and research activities and are always interested in engaging with new industry partners. As a strategic partner of the Institute of Organization Design, you can be part of our international research community and get in touch with dedicated students.
If your company is interested in collaborating with us, please contact Prof. Klarner directly. We look forward to hearing from you.
Bachelor or Master Theses
Students work on a managerially relevant topic and deliver an academically sound and detailed analysis of a company problem. The Institute for Organization Design adopts a coordinating function. Our Institute supervises theses that focus on organizational or strategic issues.
Capstone company projects
Student teams analyze a company problem over a period of one semester and present their findings in a mid-term and final presentation to company representatives. The Institute of Organization Design coaches students during their entire project work.
Examples of past project seminars:
Conducting a scenario analysis for a listed company
Improving a listed company’s market evaluation and planning process
Identifying new sources of value creation from digitization
Developing an organic growth strategy for a start-up
Identifying process improvements during a reorganization
Assessing the opportunities and challenges of an agile organizational structure
Evaluating the potential and challenges of an ambidextrous culture
Evaluating future of work office design concepts
Guest speaker presentations or case study seminars
Guest speaker presentations or case study seminars in one of our Bachelor or Master courses. Guest speakers will discuss current topics from business practice with our students. Industry partners can also offer case study seminars in our Bachelor program.
Third-party funding of research projects
An industry partner finances a project that addresses a particular research topic. The scope and timeline are subject to discussion.
Scientific expertise for company awards, international competition, or studies on specific topics
A company or international institution needs scientific expertise in designing a survey or an interview guide for a competition, evaluating participating companies, and summarizing the results in a study. The Institute for Organization Design can guide the entire process, write the final study, and / or present the results during an awards ceremony.
Examples: Prof. Klarner provided scientific expertise for the Deloitte & Touche Axia Award during 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014.