Master's Thesis (MaKuWi)

General Information

Lecturer Prof. Dr. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons, Dr. Jenni Sipilä, Inken Blatt, Michael Verbücheln
Course Format Master’s thesis
Credit Points 24 ECTS
Frequency Every semester
Language English or German
Grading Research Paper
Pre-requisites MAN 761

    Further Information

  • Topics

    Currently offered topics for master theses:

    Topic Supervisor
    Discrimination in the labor market – a field experiment. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
    Methods in Sustainable Business Research - a Review and Analysis of Recently Published Work. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
    Is this just Fantasy? Exploring the Hypothetical Brand Bias in a Scenario Experiment. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
    Stakeholder Reactions to Corporate Social Responsibility – A Review and Analysis of Existing Measurement Instruments. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
    The perceived legitimacy of CEO pay Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
    Invisible giants – investigating the relationship between firm size, firm visibility, and (un-)ethical behaviors Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
    Between two worlds – finding the right organizational form for social startups Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
    Philanthropy and Democracy – a qualitative approach to understanding stakeholders attitudes Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
    Perceived price fairness and price transparency – a consumer perspective Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
    In the bubble – do activists overestimate public attitudes? Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
    Veganism social movements – a netnography of deliberation processes and systems change Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
    Fridays for Future – a netnography of deliberation processes and systems change Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
    Companies as moral tribes – the role of identity orientation, moral identification, and corporate culture Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
    The Role of Influencers and Social Media for Sustainable Consumer Behavior Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
    The Collective Production of Transparency on Sustainability – A Critical Review of Institutions, Stakeholders, and the Status Quo of the Field Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
    Measuring and Mapping the Sustainable Development Impact of the Private Sector in the Rhine-Neckar Region Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
    Collective Impact Programs for Social Impact and how they are Perceived by Stakeholders Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
    Understanding Consumer Attitudes towards Circular Economy Business Models Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
    Educating Sustainability Changemakers – How Higher Education Institutions can Prepare Students to be Internal Change Agents in Organizations Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
    The Covid-19 Pandemic and Sustainability Management – Curse or Window of Opportunity? Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
    Climate Change Deniers – An Empirical Investigation of Psychological Mechanisms Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
    Corporate Scandals and Employee Reactions Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
    Team Work Makes the Dream Work – Analysis of Team Interactions using Escape Room Data Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
    Developing an Impact Logic for Startup Activism – A Case Study Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
    The Journey Towards Sustainability – A Qualitative Investigation Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
    Tech4Good – How Digital Technologies can be Drivers of Sustainable Development Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
    The Effect of Exchange Mechanisms in the Sharing Economy. Inken Blatt
    Image vs. Descriptive Appeals. An analysis of the effectiveness of different appeals to enhance pro-environmental behavior. Inken Blatt
    Good intentions? An empirical investigation of stakeholder perceptions of corporate communications of motives for CSR. Inken Blatt
    How Corporate Volunteers Become Internal Change Agents Michael Verbücheln
    Win, Win, Win? - When do non-profit organizations also benefit from corporate volunteering? Michael Verbücheln
    Bringing Purpose to the Job - How employee engagement can increase job meaningfulness Michael Verbücheln
  • Guidelines

    The time allowed for completing the master thesis is four months, beginning from the official registration of the thesis.

    Feel free to use our title page template in English or German.

    Before writing your thesis, please read these guidelines.

    Please refer to the “Prüfungsordnung” of MaKuWis for further details.

  • Application

    Please ask Mr. Hempen for the application form. (Please consult your “Prüfungsordnung” for more information.)

  • Contact

    For any further questions, please contact Jenni Sipilä.

    Dr. Jenni Sipilä

    Dr. Jenni Sipilä

    Research Staff
    University of Mannheim
    Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility
    Schneckenhof Ost – Room SO 102
    68161 Mannheim
    Consultation hour(s):
    upon arrangement

Updated: July 2018