Master Thesis on Predictors of Alternative Vehicle Adoption in B2B Markets

The thesis “Predictors of Alternative Vehicle Adoption in B2B Markets” supervised by ESTT members was completed. Here is the abstract: The increasing uptake of alternatively powered vehicles – such as electric vehicles (EV), natural gas vehicles (CNG & LNG vehicles) and hydrogen vehicles (H 2 V) – could have great impact on the reduction of…

Master Thesis on Business Model Portfolio Management

The master thesis on Business Model Portfolio Management in the Energy Industry was recently finished under the supervison of ESTT members. The abstract is as follows: Nowadays, it is not unusual for companies to operate several business models at once. By definition, a firm operates a business model portfolio when it is active in two…

Bachelor Thesis on Drivers of Network Effect on Digital Platforms

The bachelor thesis “Drivers of Network Effect on Digital Platforms” was recently finished under the supervision of ESTT members. 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…

Final Presentation of Course Business Project in SIMC Master

In June 2019, students from WU’s SIMC master program presented their final assignments to partner’s senior managers. 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. Students assumed the role of…

Master Thesis on Successful Implementation of Carbon Upcycling Activities

Recently, amaster thesis on the implementation of carbon upcycling activities was finished under the supervision of ESTT members. Here is the abstract. This thesis focuses on carbon upcycling technologies and how they can successfully be implemented by capital-intensive incumbents. The aim of this research is to outline the different carbon upcycling technologies available, including carbon…

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

The thesis entitled “Key Performance Indicators and Success Factors for Innovation in the Energy Industry” was just finished under the supervision of ESTT members. 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…

Master Thesis on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in the Energy Industry

The master thesis “Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in the Energy Industry” was recently finished under the supervision of ESTT members. 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,…

Master Thesis on Customer Engagement in the Energy Innovation Process

ESTT members finished the supervsion of the master thesis “The role of customer engagement in the innovation process with a special regard to the energy industry”. Here is the abstract: 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…

SIMC Business Project Final Presentation

On June 26th 2018, the students from the Strategy, Innovation and Management Control (SIMC) master program presented their final assignments to the top management of corporate partners as part of the business project course The students spent a semester working with our partner companies to identify promising business opportunities beyond their current business, and turn…

Master Thesis on Venture Capitalists’ Non-Financial Value-add in the European Union

This master thesis sheds light on the phenomenon of non-financial value-adds of venture capital investors in the European Union. Literature on the resource-based view and venture capital suggests that, besides providing funding to their portfolio companies, venture capitalists also add value in a non-financial way to them. However, most previous research is based on US…