Theses

If you are enrolled at the Faculty of Management and Economics and think about writing your thesis at the Chair for Work, Human Resources and Leadership, you can find information about requirements and the writing process here. "Organizational Management" students can find more information on Master theses here.

Information event

Prior to every term (usually in January and July),an information event is held for both Bachelor's and Master's theses at our chair (details given below). Contact person for the information event is Valentin Langholf.

The slides from the information event for bachelor and master students for the winter term 20/21 can be found here.

Bachelor theses

The Chair for Work, Human Resources and Leadership can supervise 20 bachelor theses every term. Registration via E-Mail to ls-apf@rub.de (available for one month after each information event) and a written essay (3-5 pages) prior to the writing period are necessary for consideration for a supervision confirmation. Please consider this for your planning. Possible fields of research for the theses are listed below:

  • Change Management
  • Employability
  • Employment Relationship as a (Social) Exchange Relationship
  • Remuneration (and Justice)
  • Leadership in Change Processes
  • Human Resource Management (General)
  • Competence Development
  • Competence Measurement
  • New Employment Biographies
  • Organizational Citizenship Behavior
  • Human Resources Management
  • Psychological Contracts
  • Team Mental Models

Master theses

The Chair for Work, Human Resources and Leadership can supervise 20 master's theses at once. If you are interested, please send an E-Mail to ls-apf@rub.de containing name, matriculation number and modules you attended at our chair with respective marks. You can also voice interest in one of our available topics (list below). Provided we have still the capacity, we will assign you a topic of our list and ask you to write an essay (3-5 pages). After feedback from us and successful revision of the essay the writing process of the master's thesis can begin. Please consider in your planning that this process wil need some time .

Available topics:

  • Wie wirkt sich Socially Responsible Human Resource Management (SRHRM) auf die Arbeits- und CSR-Performance von Beschäftigten aus? Eine Literaturanalyse [English version: How socially responsible human resource management (SRHRM) affects employee work performance and employee social performance – a literature analysis]
  • Wandel von Anforderungen und Ressourcenbasis regionaler Akteure vor dem Hintergrund des endenden Braunkohletagebaus im Rheinland [English version: Regional Ecosystem under Renewal – Sensing, Seizing and Transforming in the Rhenish Brown Coal Field]
  • Künstliche Intelligenz in einer Smart Factory– Welche Kompetenzen brauchen Mitarbeiter um in diesem Feld handlungsfähig zu sein?
  • Strukturelle Hemmnisse und Unterstützungsfaktoren des Arbeitsmarktintegrationsprozesses von Zugewanderten – eine kritische Analyse verschiedener Wirtschaftssektoren
  • Interkulturelles Onboarding – Herausforderungen und Maßnahmen organisationaler Integrationsprozesse von Geflüchteten
  • Bewältigung von Krisen – Der Einfluss individueller und organisationaler Resilienz auf den Umgang mit Krisen aus Startupsicht.
  • Digitalisierung und künstliche Intelligenz als Enabler für neue/geänderte Vertriebskanäle und wie diese gemanagt werden können.
  • Veränderungen in der Interaktion mit Kunden durch die Digitalisierung und Nutzung künstlicher Intelligenz
  • Organisationale Anpassungsfähigkeit in Krisenzeiten – Implikationen für die Zeit nach der Krise anhand des Dynamic Capabilities View
  • Big Data als Erneuerer in Organisationen? Anforderungen an die Analyse von Vergangenheitsdaten zur Bewältigung aktueller Herausforderungen
  • Wandel organisationaler Sinnsysteme in Krisenzeiten – Risiken und Chancen des radikalen Wandels institutioneller Praktiken
  • Zum Zusammenspiel technologischer und sozialer Innovationen – Eine sozio-technische Betrachtung von Techno-push-Ansätzen

Notes for the preparation of scientific work

Tips for scientific literature research at the RUB can be found here.

Instructions for preparing scientific papers can be found here.

Specific information due the outbreak of the coronavirus

Instructions for literature research from the home office can be found here.