Award for Bachelor Thesis on Diversity

An alumnus of WHU receives an award from the Roland Berger Foundation


“In a globalized world, it is imperative that a company create a diverse and inclusive working environment,” explains Alexander Maxelon, WHU-alumnus (BSc 2021) and award recipient. “A ‘monitoring approach’ can help to evaluate the level of success that diversity initiatives may have. As my work shows, the diversity scorecard may be one such instrument.” The Roland Berger Foundation for European Management has regarded his work as one of 2021’s top bachelor theses, granting it the #2 position in “diversity and corporate success” in all of Germany. His advisors for the thesis were Jan Walsken and Professor Carl Marcus Wallenburg, representing the Chair of Logistics and Services Management.

The Roland Berger Foundation for European Management awards exceptional young researchers yearly. Apart from the scientific merit of the work, the economic and societal relevance of the research topic are also essential criteria in the selection process. Through these awards, the foundation hopes to promote research efforts made regarding national and international corporate management.