Bachelor Thesis on Drivers of Network Effect on Digital Platforms

The Bachelor Thesis “Drivers of Network Effect on Digital Platforms” was recently finished. Here is the abstract: Digital platforms are taking the world by storm. They scale at an unprecedented pace and some appear never to reach a plateau. Unlike traditional firms, platforms do not take ownership of the goods or services exchanged but merely…

Final Presentation of Course Business Project in SIMC Master

In June 2019, selected students from WU’s SIMC master program presented their final assignments to senior managers of OMV and Wien Energie. The students who were part of the course “Business Project” spent a semester working with our partner companies to adress the quesiton of how to organize for innovation in the transforming energy industry….

Master Thesis on Key Performance Indicators and Success Factors for Innovation in the Energy Industry

A thesis in WU’s SIMC master entitled “Key Performance Indicators and Success Factors for Innovation in the Energy Industry” has just finished. Even despite substantial research in the field, numerous differences across companies, industries and countries do not allow to identify the universal KPIs and success factors for innovation. Therefore, widespread and deep influence of…

Master Thesis on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in the Energy Industry

A thesis in WU’s SIMC master entitled “Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in the Energy Industry” has recently been finished. Here the abstract: The nature of entrepreneurial ecosystems has been actively explored by academics in recent years. The topics of entrepreneurial ecosystems and new venture creation are of significance for regional policymakers, entrepreneurs, incumbents from various industries, and…

Master Thesis on Customer Engagement in the Energy Innovation Process

A thesis in WU’s SIMC master entitled “The role of customer engagement in the innovation process with a special regard to the energy industry” has recently been finished. This thesis aims at investigating the role of customer engagement in the innovation process of companies with a special regard to the energy industry. A systematic literature…

SIMC Master Students’ Final Presentation

On the 26th of June, the students from the Strategy, Innovation and Management Control master program presented their final assignments to the top management of OMV and Wien Energie. The students spent a semester working with our partner companies to identify promising business opportunities beyond their current business, and turn them into proposed business models…