LIO Master's Theses

LIO Netural Master's Thesis Award

Following Master's theses from different cohorts of the LIO program were presented with the LIO Netural, opens an external URL in a new window Master's Thesis Award. The award is presented to theses in recognition of outstanding contributions to research on leadership, innovation and/or organization, and providing insight for decision-makers.

Award Winners 2020/21

This year, Kateryna Hunko was presented with the first place award. Her thesis explored how a person's hobbies influences their opportunities when applying for a job.

Expert or Person: Does it Matter for Recruiters Who We Are? The Role of Hobbies in a CV, opens a file, Supervisor: Univ.  Prof. Dr. Matthias Fink, Linz 2021

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This year, second place has been awarded to Sophia Kapl for her thesis focusing on how to motivate participants in leadership development programmes.

Participant Motivation in Leadership Development programs, opens a file, Supervisor: Assoz. Univ. Prof. Dr. Barbara Müller, Linz 2021

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This year, third place goes to Lukas Hammerich for his thesis discussing the role of culture during the change process and in support of digital transformation.

The Digital Transformation: The role of Culture in the DT Change Process, opens a file, Supervisor: Dr. Stefan Konlechner, Linz 2021

Award Winners 2019/20

Awards were presented to two equally outstanding theses. Marcella Krawinkler is the of one of the awards for her thesis focusing on identifying core elements and driving factors in support of sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems.


Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Facilitating Sustainable Entrepreneurship, opens an external URL in a new window, Supervisor: Univ. Prof. Dr. Robert Breitenecker, Linz 2020

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Maximilian Kuchenbauer, Nico Mang, and Samuel Scherzinger jointly wrote the second award-winning thesis They developed a scale to measure how migrant entrepreneurs relate to their environment.


The Concept of Mixed Embeddedness: A Scale Construction, opens an external URL in a new window, Supervisor: Univ. Prof. Dr. Matthias Fink, Linz 2020

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Hall of Fame

The following students succesfully completed their Master's thesis as part of the graduate degree program "Leading Innovative Organizations" with a "very good" or "good":

Name Title
Marcella Krawinkler MSc Entrepreneurial Ecosystems facilitating Sustainable Entrepreneurship
Max Kuchenbauer MSc The Concept of Mixed Embeddedness: A Scale Construction
Nico Mang MSc The Concept of Mixed Embeddedness: A Scale Construction
Samuel Scherzinger MSc The Concept of Mixed Embeddedness: A Scale Construction
Andreas Binder MSc The impact of a strategic change on the leadership identity of middle managers
Andreas Demuth MSc Incumbent Responses to emerging technologies: The case of the Blockchain technology in the Ausrian Finance Industry
Daniel Gringer MSc The interplay of telework and corporate culture
Max Kaltofen MSc Organizational ambidexterity: How aircraft manufacturers manage exploring and exploiting
Vanja Mirosavljevic MSc Big data and SMEs - Opportunites and challenges
Sophia Kapl MSc Participant motivation in leadership development programs
Kateryna Hunko MSc Expert or person: Does it matter for recruiters who we are? The role of hobbies in a CV
Lukas Hammerich MSc The digital transformation: The role of culture in the DT change process

 

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