Master Thesis on Innovation Controlling

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…

Master Thesis on Innovation Controlling Process in Capital-Intensive Industries

The master thesis “Innovation Controlling Process in Capital-Intensive Industries and its Implementation” derives best practices for innovation processes in the context of energy providers. Here is the abstract: The highly competitive environment in capital-intensive industries forces companies to innovate fast and develop high-quality innovation processes. The aim of this research paper is to identify a…

Master Thesis on Multiples as M&A Tool

The master thesis “Multiples as M&A tool for valuing wind and solar energy projects in Europe” provides a comprehensive overview of how to value projects with a diverse set of multiples and compares their value for practice. Here is the abstract: The global shift from an energy system based on fossil fuels to one based…

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…