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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 B are for bachelor theses, with an M for master theses and B / M for both bachelor and master theses)

Currently offered bachelor's and master's theses:

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

[Master Topic] The External Perception of Entrepreneurial Success

[Master Topic only] Indices as a data source to study antecedents of organizational resilience

[Master Topic only] Annual reports as a data source to study antecedents of organizational resilience

[Master Topic only] Creative dynamics in the music industry

Start-Up-Success and the Factor of Gender

The Gender Data Gap in Managerial Science

Knowledge Transfer for Innovations

Advice taking in different decision environments

Exchanging Knowledge and Innovating in COVID-19 times

Corporate Venture Capitalists and Knowledge Sharing

The Wisdom of Crowds

User Behavior in Online Communities

Non-monetary rewards as incentives

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