Information on the assignment of dissertations for a Master's degree
Status: 17.01.2020; Modifications are possible
1. General Information
As a Master student of Business Administration or of Media, Management and Digital Technologies at the LMU, you have the opportunity to write a Master thesis at our department. We offer several application dates during the year, which are listed in section 3 below. However, you can also start with your Master thesis beyond the application period on request.
- Master theses are generally empirically quantitative or qualitative theses.
- The topics of our final theses are closely linked to the current research- and project topics at the professorship (for an overview of our current research- and project topics, see section 2). This is deliberately designed to provide you with the best support in terms of content. It is possible to work on a topic outside of our current research- and project topics in exceptional cases if you approach us with a well-considered research idea. All topics are worked on in English. Please note that all topics can only be assigned once.
For questions please contact Stefan Mager email@example.com
2. Forschungs- und Projektthemen des Lehrstuhls IBIS
|Research focus of the professorship||Specific research and project topics||Research area of:|
|Use of internal and external IT resources to achieve strategic competitive advantages||Agile Methods
Business Models and Intrapreneurship
|Digital Technologies, Sustainability & Resource Efficiency||Circular Economy||Anne Ixmeier|
|Decentralized technologies and competition between digital platforms||Blockchain and Initial Coin Offerings
Dataportability, Personal Online Data Stores (PODS)
3. Application: Current Master Thesis Topics at IBIS
The registration deadline is over, feedback will be sent soon. The announcement of the topics will be updated regularly. New Master thesis topics can be found here in April 2020.
4.1 Application as part of the IBIS Master Thesis cycle
The assignment of the master thesis takes places after a successful application within the period mentioned and with the help of the Mercator-Tool.
Since the number of applicants is difficult to estimate, we are unfortunately unable to predict the probability of a successful application. Please therefore avoid such requests.
In order to increase the probability of success for your application for a supervision of a master thesis at our professor-ship, please enter at least two preferences for currently offered master thesis topics in the Mercator tool.
4.2 Applications outside the IBIS Master Thesis cycle
If you wish to apply for a Master thesis outside of the application cycles, please also use the Mercator tool and upload a topic description that fits one of the research topics of the professorship (Agile Methods, Circular Economy, Entre-preneurship, Blockchain & ICOs, Data Portability). The responsible supervisor will then contact you to find out whether a supervision is possible.
The number of dissertations accepted for supervision depend on the current capacity of the institute. Applicants who have successfully participated in a seminar at the Institutes of Electronic Commerce and Digital Markets (ECM), Busi-ness Informatics and New Media (WIM) or at our professorship (IBIS) will be preferred.
Please submit a proposal for the exposé (i.e. a 3-4-page, comprehensively drafted outline of your Master's thesis to be written) to your responsible supervisor after the topics have been assigned within the period mentioned. Information on writing an exposé can be found at Downloads/Information on the preparation of scientific papers (see Downloads). A registration at the examination authority should take place immediately after a consultation with your supervisor regarding the exposé, at the latest, however, four weeks after the topic has been assigned.
After the announcement of the topic assignments and the registration at the examination authority a Master Colloqui-um takes place, in which the students present their work structure and progress. The colloquium not only provides feedback on the procedure, but also includes formal and content-related information on how to deal with the topics. Please note that the colloquium is mandatory.
8. Dates 2019/2020
|Announcement of topics||Application||Assignment||Registration (ISC)||Masterkolloquium||Submission (ISC)|
|20.09.2019||05.10. - 13.10.2019||15.10.2019||29.10.2019||09.12.2019||30.03.2020|
|09.01.2020||09.01. - 16.01.2020||18.01.2020||03.02.2020||03.06.2020||06.07.2020|
|15.04.2020||15.04. - 22.04.2020||23.04.2020||04.05.2020||24.08.2020||05.10.2020|
|23.06.2020||23.06. - 23.06.2020||02.07.2020||16.07.2020||16.11.2020||17.12.2020|
|29.09.2020||29.09. - 08.10.2020||10.10.2020||23.10.2020||15.02.2021||26.03.2021|
Already submitted Theses:
|Mobility as a service with blockchain options and challenges (MA)||A. Ixmeier|
|The sharing economy's ecological sustainability - A literature synthesis and business model taxonomy (MA)||A. Ixmeier|
|Sustainability potential of blockchain technology for the reverse supply chain (BA)||A. Ixmeier|
|State of Knowledge and Implementation of Cicrular Economy Principles in Consumer Electronics Companies (BA)||A. Ixmeier|
|Blockchain technology's potential for more sustainable supply chains and determinants for its adoption (BA)||A. Ixmeier|
|Status of Awareness and Implementation of Circular Economy Principles in Organizations - An Analysis of the Automobile Industry (BA)||A. Ixmeier|
|Developing an institutional logic for pro-environmental behavior: A category based approach (BA)||C. Henkel|
|Green IS and Individual Pro-Environmental Behavior – Implications for Ecologically Sustainable Decision Processes [sensemaking] (BA)||C. Henkel|
|Green IS Design Principles - The Role of Emotions (MA)||C. Henkel|
|Firm Performance and Environmental Sustainability - The Impact of Information Systems in Organizations (MA)||C. Henkel|
|The Digitization of Political Campaigning - Use and Role of Gamification in the German Federal Election Campaigns (BA)||C. Henkel|
|Affordance Actualization - A Review and Synthesis of Current IS Research (BA)||C. Henkel|
|Evaluating a Ride-Sharing Platform - The Case of BlaBlaCar (MA)||E. Nagel|
|Ecosystems in the video game industry: Factors determining game developers’ choice of video console platforms (BA)||E. Nagel|
|Untersuchung der Offenheit von Plattformen im Smart Speaker Markt (BA)||E. Nagel|
|Engaging with the “HODL Gang” – How Issuers Use Social Media Platforms in Initial Coin Offerings (BA)||E. Nagel|
|Die Akzeptanz von Blockchain und Kryptowährungen - eine systematische Literaturanalyse (BA)||E. Nagel|
|Rethinking Platform Ecosystem Management in eHealth – Insights from Initial Coin Offerings (BA)||E. Nagel|
|ICO Success Factors (MA)||E. Nagel|
|Design Thinking zur Gestaltung digitaler Innovationen – Hype oder durchdachter Lösungsansatz? (BA||I. Laux|
|Scaling Agile Methods - A Systematic Literature Review and Comparison of Existing Approaches (BA)||I. Laux|
|Der Einfluss von Scrum Rollen auf den Projekterfolg unter Einbezug der Innovationsleistung (BA)||I. Laux|
|The Role of the Customer in Agile Software Development (BA)||I. Laux|
|Effects of Corporate Incubation Models: A Qualitative Literature Review (BA)||N. Eschner|
|Effects of Entrepreneurial Orientation: Evaluating Non-Financial Outcomes (MA)||N. Eschner|
|The Effect of Service Calls: Combining Construal Level Theory and Customer Churn Prediction (MA)||N. Eschner|
|Consent management, customer data collection and GDPR compliance – A descriptive analysis of the consent management of the 100 most visited websites in Europe (BA)||S. Mager|
|Concepts to determine the monetary value of data – A literature review (BA)||S. Mager|
|Is Data Portability implemented accurately in the corporate world? – A quantitative analysis of corporate responses to the requirements of GDPR Article 20 (MA)||S. Mager|
(MA = Master thesis, BA = Bachelor thesis)
- Instructions for the preparation of scientific papers (454 KByte)
- Use format templates (2 MByte)
- IBIS template for final work with EndNote-Style (2 MByte)
- IBIS Word Template (EN) (414 KByte)