Final Theses

If you would like to write your Bachelor or Master thesis in the department "Innovation Management", please proceed as follows:

 Summer TermWinter Term
Registration in MyStudy until

28.02.

22.08.

Allocation of the topicBeginning of MarchBeginning of September
ColloquiumApril - JuneOctober - December
Registration by arrangementby arrangement
Work submissionat the end of the semesterat the end of the semester

 

Application process:

Please apply by e-mail (innovation@leuphana.de) and via MyStudy in the module "Betreuungsangebote für Abschlussarbeiten" between 15.02. and 28.02. (summer term) or 12.07. and 22.08. (winter term) for the supervision of your thesis. Please send us an exposé of your project (about 1-2 pages). You can apply for one of the advertised topics (see below) or make your own suggestions, which should, however, fit in with our subject areas. You can write your paper in English or German. Approximately two weeks after your application you will be informed whether you can write your thesis with us.

You can also find all information about the award procedure here:

TOPICS:

Bachelor Theses

Topic

Introductory literature (peer-reviewed)

Explanation

Comparing Fashion Sharing Business ModelsArmstrong, C. M., Niinimäki, K., Lang, C., & Kujala, S. (2016). A use‐oriented clothing economy? Preliminary affirmation for sustainable clothing consumption alternatives. Sustainable Development, 24(1), 18-31.Comparative qualitative analysis of fashion sharing companies and their business models using publicly available sources.

Urban commons and communing in cities

 

C. Borch & M. Kornberger (Eds.), Urband commons: Rethinking the city, (pp. 11-31). London: Routledge

Conceptual (e.g. systematic literature review) or with an qualitative study e.g. with the GFAZ in Hanover

Alternative economic models for sustainable development of cities or regions: The case of …

Gibbs, D., Krueger, R., and MacLeod, G. 2013. Grappling with smart city politics in an era of market triumphalism.Urban Studies50(11): 2151-2157. (intro to Special Issue)

Eisenhardt, K. M. (1989), Building theories from case study research, Academy of Management Review, Vol. 14, No. 4, S. 532–550.

Case to be researched from publicly accessible sources and possibly expert interviews; e.g. Bristol pound, Sharing economy

Innovations for sustainable development of cities or regions: The case of…

Hodson, M., Geels, F. W., & McMeekin, A. (2017). Reconfiguring urban sustainability transitions, analysing multiplicity. Sustainability9(2), 299.

De Jong, M.; Joss, S.; Schraven, D.; Zhan, C.; Weijnen, M. Sustainable-smart-resilient-low-carbon-eco- knowledge cities; making sense of a multitude of concepts promoting sustainable urbanization. Journal of Cleaner Production 2015, 109, 25–38.

Eisenhardt, K. M. (1989), Building theories from case study research, Academy of Management Review, Vol. 14, No. 4, S. 532–550.

Case to be researched from publicly accessible sources and possibly expert interviews

Entrepreneurship for sustainable development

Dentchev, N., Baumgartner, R., Dieleman, H., Jóhannsdóttir, L., Jonker, J., Nyberg, T., ... & van Hoof, B. (2016). Embracing the variety of sustainable business models: social entrepreneurship, corporate intrapreneurship, creativity, innovation, and other approaches to sustainability challenges. Journal of Cleaner Production.

Torraco, R.J. 2016. Writing integrative literature reviews: using the past and present to explore the future. Human resource Development Review 15(4): 404-428

Systematic literature review or case study

Sustainable development in the textile sector: clothes for hire as a promising avenue?

Armstrong, C. M., Niinimäki, K., Lang, C., & Kujala, S. (2016). A use‐oriented clothing economy? Preliminary affirmation for sustainable clothing consumption alternatives. Sustainable Development, 24(1), 18-31.

Conceptual or analyzing a particular case from publicly accessible sources and possible interviews

Experimentation space for sustainability transformation

Cartel, M., Boxenbaum, E., & Aggeri, F. (2019). Just for fun! How experimental spaces stimulate innovation in institutionalized fields. Organization Studies40(1), 65-92.

Conceptual (e.g. systematic literature review) or with a qualitative study

Real-world labs for sustainable urban development

Schäpke, N., Stelzer, F., Caniglia, G., Bergmann, M., Wanner, M., Singer-Brodowski, M., ... & Lang, D. J. (2018). Jointly experimenting for transformation? Shaping real-world laboratories by comparing them. GAIA-Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society27(1), 85-96.

Conceptual (e.g. systematic literature review) or with a qualitative study

 

Designing Understanding and robust design

Hargadon, A. B., & Douglas, Y. (2001). When innovations meet institutions: Edison and the design of the electric light. Administrative science quarterly46(3), 476-501.

Conceptual (e.g. systematic literature review) or with a qualitative study

 

Perception and acceptance of technology-based products: an integrative literature review regarding genetically modified organisms (GMO)

Fernbach, P. M., Light, N., Scott, S. E., Inbar, Y., & Rozin, P. (2019). Extreme opponents of genetically modified foods know the least but think they know the most. Nature Human Behaviour3(3), 251-256.

Tranfield, D., Denyer, D., & Smart, P. (2003). Towards a methodology for developing evidence‐informed management knowledge by means of systematic review. British Journal of Management14(3), 207-222.

Systematic literature review

Master Theses

Topic

Introductory literature (peer-reviewed)

Explanation

The tension between innovation and institution: designing understanding in the fashion industry

 

Hargadon, A. B., and Douglas, Y. (2001). When innovations meet institutions: Edison and the design of the electric light. Administrative Science Quarterly, 46(3): 476-501.

 

Pedersen, E. R. G., Gwozdz, W. (2014). From resistance to opportunity-seeking: Strategic responses to institutional pressures for corporate social responsibility in the Nordic fashion industry. Journal of Business Ethics119(2), 245-264

Case to be researched from publicly accessible sources and possibly expert interviews; company that is covered in the press

The tension between innovation and institution: designing understanding in the meat industry

Hargadon, A. B., and Douglas, Y. (2001). When innovations meet institutions: Edison and the design of the electric light. Administrative Science Quarterly, 46(3): 476-501.

 

Mechanisms for transition: An exploration of the fashion industry

 

Johnson, M.P., Schaltegger, S. 2019. Entrepreneurship for sustainable development: A review and multilevel causal mechanism framework. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice.

Either conceptual or analyzing a particular case

Mechanisms for transition: An exploration of the meat industry

Either conceptual or analyzing a particular case

The relationship between entrepreneurs and adopters: an integrative literature review

Torraco, R.J. 2016. Writing integrative literature reviews: using the past and present to explore the future. Human resource Development Review 15(4): 404-428

 conceptual