Master Thesis on Integrating Sustainability into the Strategy Process

The master thesis “Integrating Sustainability into the Strategy Process: Learnings from the Power and Utilities Industry” analyses the integration of the concept of sustainability into the whole strategy process within the power and utilities industry. Here is the abstract: Over the last decades, the issue of sustainability has received unprecedented attention. Companies experience increasing pressure…

Master Thesis on Energy Communities

The master thesis “Energy Communities: Best Practices, Players and Business Models in Austria, Germany and Switzerland” looks at the key characteristics of business models in energy communities and compares them for the German-speaking countries. Here is the abstract: Consumers are at the center of the energy transition from a centralized to a decentralized system with…

Final Presentations of Course Strategic Entrepreneurship

In June 2022, selected students from WU’s SIMC master program presented findings to partner executives as part of the business project course on Strategic Entrepreneurship. The course focused on in-depth market and competitor analyses as well as customer journey analyses based on desk research and interviews. The general aim was to analyze the implications of…

Master Thesis on Corporate Political Activities of Energy Providers in the Digital Age

The master thesis “Corporate Political Activities of Energy Providers in the Digital Age” analyses the characteristics of political activities made by energy providers and derives related advantages and disadvantages. Here is the abstract: The adoption of corporate political activities as a non-market strategy is becoming more and more relevant for companies in the energy industry….

Master Thesis on Alternative Sustainable Business Models for Energy Providers

The master thesis “Gas Exit: Alternative Sustainable Business Models for Energy Providers” provides a comprehensive overview of sustainable business models for energy providers. Here is the abstract: External pressures and environmental concerns have brought decarbonization efforts to the forefront of energy systems. As a result, natural gas, fossil fuels and utilities face a significant threat…

Master Thesis on Business Models for the Last Mile Problem

The master thesis “Business Models for the Last Mile Problem from the Perspective of Energy Providers” offers a business model perspective on how to cope with the last mile delivery problem, with a focus on the energy industry. Here is the abstract: E-commerce has seen significant growth in the past years, and demand in last…

Final Presentation of Course Strategic Leadership for Sustainable Innovation

In December 2021, selected students from WU’s SIMC & CEMS master programs presented findings to partner executives as part of the course Strategic Leadership for Sustainable Innovation. The course focused on analyzing the sustainability strategies of key players in the European energy industry. Equipped with the ESG framework (ESG stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance),…

Master Thesis On Smart Lighting in Commercial Buildings and Schools

The master thesis “Smart Lighting in Commercial Buildings and Schools: Application Domains, Value Creation, and Market Development” examines the potential and market development of smart lighting in commercial buildings and schools. Here is the abstract: This thesis examined what smart lighting technologies are, which application domains and consumer needs can be found in relation to…

(Innovation) Project Portfolio Management in the Energy Industry

The master thesis “(Innovation) Project Portfolio Management in the Energy Industry” examines how a number of projects in an organization can be managed effectively, with the example of the energy industry. Here is the abstract: Companies in capital-intensive industries are undertaking an increasing number of (innovation) projects competing for the same limited resources at the…