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
Application deadline01.03.01.09.
Allocation of the topic

 

End of MarchEnd of September
ColloquiumApril - JuneOctober - December
Registration by arrangementby arrangement

 

Application process:

Please apply by e-mail (innovation@leuphana.de) between 15.02. and 01.03. (summer semester) or 15.08. and 01.09. (winter semester) 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. Approximately two weeks after your application you will be informed whether you can write your thesis with us.

THOPICS:

Bachelor Theses

Topic

Introductory literature (peer-reviewed)

Explanation

Stakeholders’ impact on (or position on) companies’ sustainability orientation: A case study

 

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

 

Sharma, S., & Henriques, I. (2005). Stakeholder influences on sustainability practices in the Canadian forest products industry. Strategic Management Journal, 26(2), 159-180.

Case to be researched from publicly accessible sources and possibly expert interviews; company that is covered in the press, e.g., Unilever, Philipp Morris, Facebook, Frosta, Edeka, VW,…

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

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

 

Gibbs, D., Krueger, R., and MacLeod, G. 2013. Grappling with smart city politics in an era of market triumphalism.Urban Studies, 50(11): 2151-2157. (intro to Special Issue)

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…

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

 

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.

Case to be researched from publicly accessible sources and possibly expert interviews; e.g. …

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.

 

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

Sustainable development in the textile sector: how to change fast fashion

Tukker, A. (2004). Eight types of product–service system: eight ways to sustainability? Experiences from SusProNet. Business Strategy and the Environment, 13(4), 246-260.

Either conceptual or analyzing a particular case from publicly accessible sources and possible expert interviews

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.

Either conceptual or analyzing a particular case from publicly accessible sources and possible expert interviews

P&C’s recycling proposal: a critical assessment

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

 

 

Leal Filho, W., Ellams, D., Han, S., Tyler, D., Boiten, V., Paco, A., ... & Balogun, A. L. (2019). A review of the socio-economic advantages of textile recycling. Journal of Cleaner Production.

Analyzing the particular case from publicly accessible sources, own observations and/or interviews/questionnaires

Is the 'Smart City' sustainably smart?

Ahvenniemi, H., Huovila, A., Pinto-Seppä, I., & Airaksinen, M. (2017). What are the differences between sustainable and smart cities?. Cities60, 234-245.

 

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