The master thesis “Innovation Controlling in Industrial Markets” provides a comprehensive overview of ways to control innovation projects, with a particular focus on energy providers. Here is the abstract:
This thesis examines the question of how effective controlling of individual innovation projects can be achieved. In particular, the use of KPIs as an objectifying means of controlling in the respective, previously defined project stages as well as across the entire project is considered. Methodically, a systematic review of white and grey literature was conducted. In addition, interviews were conducted with experts from practice and science on this topic to supplement and practically verify the findings from the literature. The exemplary presentation of KPIs for the respective project stage shows that appropriate structures must be in place to enable successful collection and use. This ensures the actual goal of an objectified decision-making process about continuation or discontinuation, without blocking or distorting the progress of innovation. The thesis concludes a superordinate individualization need with the use, which must take place organization-specifically.