|Lecturer||Prof. Dr. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons, Dr. Jenni Sipilä, Inken Blatt, Michael Verbücheln|
|Course Format||Master’s thesis|
|Credit Points||15 ECTS|
|Language||English or German|
At the beginning of each semester, we hold an information session for students interested in our Chair. We will present our topics and lecture formats as well as talking through the procedures and topics for master theses. Stay tuned for more information on the time and date of our next information session!
We are always delighted to talk to students, who are interested in our Chair, so please don't hesitate to come along! You are also very welcome if you are unsure whether you will take any of our classes, or if you are just curious to meet us. Just let us know briefly that you are attending by emailing Jenni Sipilä.
Please note that there will be a separate information session about bachelor theses!
Currently offered topics for master theses:
|Overcoming the stigma - Donations to stigmatized causes.||Inken Blatt or Jenni Sipilä|
|Donation allocation – A qualitative investigation of the decision-making process.||Inken Blatt or Jenni Sipilä|
|Do you want to make a change? Investigating the effect of professional skills usage in corporate volunteering.||Michael Verbücheln|
|How Corporate Volunteers Become Internal Change Agents||Michael Verbücheln|
|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|
|Making ends Meet – An Analysis of Multidimensional Poverty amongst Workers.||Laura Marie Edinger-Schons|
|Stakeholder Reactions to Corporate Social Responsibility – A Review and Analysis of Existing Measurement Instruments.||Laura Marie Edinger-Schons|
|Good intentions? An empirical investigation of stakeholder perceptions of corporate communications of motives for CSR.||Laura Marie Edinger-Schons|
|Brands Taking Stands – How CEOs and Companies Stand up for Political Issues.||Laura Marie Edinger-Schons|
|Is corporate philanthropy legitimate? An interview study.||Laura Marie Edinger-Schons|
|I protect because it’s mine - Psychological ownership and conservation behaviors.||Laura Marie Edinger-Schons|
|Insider or outsider – an analysis of the boundaries of the organization.||Laura Marie Edinger-Schons|
|Doing good while doing bad – how CSR interacts with prior negative behaviors||Laura Marie Edinger-Schons|
|Capturing the social and environmental impact of bike-sharing – a case study of the platform Listnride.||Laura Marie Edinger-Schons|
|Silent stakeholders – are their voices heard?||Laura Marie Edinger-Schons|
|It’s not material! Stakeholder interest prioritization strategies of companies.||Laura Marie Edinger-Schons|
|The perceived legitimacy of CEO pay||Laura Marie Edinger-Schons|
|The ethics of robotics and artificial intelligence: towards a conception of corporate digital responsibility||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|
|The Volkswagen Paradox – why we are angry but do not boycott (an interview study)||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|
|Are small businesses more sustainable?||Laura Marie Edinger-Schons|
|In the bubble – do activists overestimate public attitudes?||Laura Marie Edinger-Schons|
|Surveillance capitalism – exploring consumer awareness||Laura Marie Edinger-Schons|
|Veganism social movements – 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|
|Leveraging the Business Model of Lifestyle Magazines Through Channel Integration||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|
|What’s the Impact? An investigation of the concept of social impact measurement||Inken Blatt|
|Appeals for veganism: A field experiment.||Jenni Sipilä|
The time allowed for completing the master thesis is 11 weeks, beginning from the official registration of the thesis.
Before writing your thesis, please read these guidelines.
Please refer to the “Prüfungsordnung” of MMBR for further details.
Updated: July 2018