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…

Master Thesis on Business Model Portfolio Management in the Logistics Industry

The business model concept has attracted considerable interest from researchers and practitioners alike. It is increasingly considered to be a major driver of innovation, inheriting the potential to create competitive advantage. More recent studies observed that a firm can operate multiple business models simultaneously, that is, business model portfolios. However, the unit of analysis when…

Master Thesis on Business Model Portfolio Management in the Automotive Industry

This master thesis offers a novel view on business model portfolio management. Through an empirical case study with BMW AG this study extends the predominant resource- based view on business model relationships by a customer value proposition and profit  formula dimension. Through analysing secondary data and conducting interviews with  senior BMW managers, 17 different business…