|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Shared Leadership in Teams – a Lab Experiment in an Escape Room.||Laura Marie Edinger-Schons|
|Emergent Leadership in Teams – a Lab Experiment in an Escape Room.||Laura Marie Edinger-Schons|
|Improvisation in Teams - a Lab Experiment in an Escape Room.||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|
|Measuring the Social Impact of a Skills-Based Volunteering Program in a Developing Country||Laura Marie Edinger-Schons|
|Understanding Consumer Attitudes towards Circular Economy Business Models||Laura Marie Edinger-Schons|
|Testing how Stakeholders Perceive Varying Philanthropic CSR programs||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|
|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|
Current master theses in cooperation with organizations:
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