Topics for theses (Bachelor & Master)

Possible theses' subject areas result from the SIM research areas. Students are welcome to suggest ideas regarding the thematic definition of their theses, but the topics must correlate with the occuring research and teaching at the chair SIM.


Currently students may choose from the following list of subject areas:

Cooperative strategies & competitive strategies

1. Conceptual and empirical analysis of:

  • Joint ventures
  • Franchising
  • Value creation architectures
  • Platform markets
  • Dynamic networks

2. Industry analyses (market structures, case studies, potentials, developments, effects), e.g.:

  • Automobile Industry (incl. new mobility concepts such as e-mobility and carsharing)
  • Fashion
  • old vs. new technologies

3. Family Businesses

  • Competitive Advantages
  • Succession
  • Internationalisation

Business clusters

1. Clusters, value adding webs and competitive advantages - case studies in different areas

  • Clusters in Schleswig-Holstein
  • Clusters in Denmark
  • Clusters in Germany
  • Cross-Border clusters

2. State of the art in cluster research concerning various key aspects

  • Organically grown clusters vs. clusters initiated by economic policy measures
  • Cluster lifecycle
  • Performance measurement
  • Firm-specific competitive advantages
  • Development of human resources