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Master Theses

Information on the assignment of dissertations for a Master's degree

Status: 15.10.2019; 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 mager@bwl.lmu.de

2. Forschungs- und Projektthemen des Lehrstuhls IBIS

Research focus of the professorshipSpecific research and project topicsResearch area of:
Use of internal and external IT resources to achieve strategic competitive advantages Agile Methods

Business Models and Intrapreneurship

Isabel Laux

Niklas Eschner

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)

Esther Nagel
Rainer Wittmann

Stefan Mager


3. Ausschreibung: Derzeitige Masterarbeitsthemen am IBIS

The registration deadline of 13.10.2019 is over, feedback will be sent soon. The announcement of the topics will be updated regularly. New Master thesis topics can be found here at the end of March.

4. Application

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.

5. Assignment

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.

6. Exposé

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.

7. Masterkolloquium

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:

Thema Betreuer/in
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)

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