Master's theses are scientific/scholarly papers designed to demonstrate that you master methodological tools and are able to adapt/further develop/apply these tools, and not only understand the subject area, but you can also build on the subject area in a scientific, state-of-the-art manner. This state-of-the-art manner is not found in textbooks, but rather in recent papers published in scientific journals in the respective field. A useful link to search for literature is: http://scholar.google.at, opens an external URL in a new window
A guide regarding a published paper's scientific quality is the journal in which it was published. Information with respect to journal quality in management is available in the VHB Journal Ranking (jourqual3): http://vhbonline.org/vhb4you/jourqual/vhb-jourqual-3/, opens an external URL in a new window
When writing your thesis, cite papers using the American style of author-year citation style (APA). Make sure that you only list resources in your reference list and refer to the text, and that all of the required information is listed in the references (authors and/or editors, title, year, journal/publisher, pages, volume, doi, etc.).
As an alternative to Word, we highly recommend using Latex, opens an external URL in a new window. The TU Vienna offers a tutorial (https://latex.tugraz.at/latex/tutorial, opens an external URL in a new window) on using Latex, and numerous other tutorials are available online.