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Bachelor- und Masterarbeit am IfSTO

The IfSTO team is happy to supervise your bachelor´s or master´s thesis. You can find current topics for a thesis, information about the process and necessary forms on this page.

If your topic has innovation at the core of the research question, it will constitute a good fit with the institute.The research focus of the institute revolves around Open and User Innovation and we particularly welcome theses in this field. It is, however, not a must. Specifically, we are interested in the following topics:

  • New forms of organizing

  • Crowdsourcing and contests

  • Communities and open source

  • Wisdom of crowds

  • Incentives and rewards

Below you will find a list of current topics (topics marked with a Bachelor are for bachelor theses, with an Master for master theses only and Bachelor / Master for both bachelor and master theses).

Currently offered bachelor's and master's theses:

Call for Master Theses at IfSTO (March 2024)

[Master] The Role of Influencers for the Diffusion of Innovation

[Master] The Gender Data Gap in Managerial Science

[Master] The Impact of Precarity on the Gender Gap in Management

[Master] How can Digital Technologies Support Sustainable Business Models?

[Master] The External Perception of Entrepreneurial Success

[Master] Creative dynamics in the music industry

[Bachelor] Organizational Idea Generation – Why Do (Good) Innovative Ideas Fail?

[Bachelor] The Gender Data Gap in Managerial Science

[Bachelor] Knowledge Transfer for Innovations via Network Ties: How Do Managerial Levels Differ?

[Bachelor] Understanding the Success of Start-Ups: Which Role Does the Factor of Gender Play?

[Bachelor/Master] The Gender Data Gap: How Will Artificial Intelligence Impact Missing Data?

[Bachelor/Master] Advice taking in different decision environments

[Bachelor/Master] Exchanging Knowledge and Innovating with the advent of new General Purpose Technologies (GPTs)

[Bachelor/Master] Artificial intelligence as a source of new knowledge, but what kind of knowledge?

[Bachelor/Master] Corporate Venture Capitalists sharing knowledge with start-ups: good or bad? For whom?

[Bachelor] The Wisdom of Crowds

[Bachelor] What makes social movements successful, and what does that mean?

The further process

The further process

For your support, we have prepared further information on the process and helpful information in the bachelor thesis or master thesis guide. Here, you will also be able to find the registration forms required for the official registration of your thesis.

If you are interested in writing a thesis at our institute, please feel free to contact the potential thesis supervisor from the subject area you are interested in. The best way is to write an email describing your interest in a particular topic or the topic/issue you would like to explore.


Bachelor thesis guide
Bachelor thesis guide
Bachelor thesis registration sheet
Bachelor thesis registration sheet


Master's thesis guide
Master's thesis guide
Master's thesis registration sheet
Master's thesis registration sheet