The Chair of Innovation and Corporate Transformation offers a dynamic intellectual environment for students who are interested in writing their theses on issues related to venture capital, private equity, start-ups, corporate venturing and corporate transformation.
Examples of theses that have been completed at the Chair (a complete list is available upon request):
- What is the optimum funding for a Series A start-up? A study of Series A investments in Germany
- Post-investment interactions between investors and start-ups: The role of formal reporting.
- What's the role of restructuring in generating and mastering innovation? A study of the German Mittelstand
- How does the presence of female professionals affect performance in German VCs?
- Which is best for start-up growth: Company builders or Traditional VCs? A comparative study of portfolio firms.
- Why don't traditional VCs and Corporate VCs collaborate (effectively)? A study of operational interface between VCs and CVCs in Germany.
- When and how does active limited partnership become a better alternative to corporate venture capital?
- How do German VCs and Chinese VCs differ? A cross-country analysis of deal generation, syndication and investment behavior.
- Interaction between VCs and start-ups during the pre-investment phase
- Strategic outcomes of corporate fund investments in venture capital funds
- Post-IPO performance of VC-backed entities: Empirical evidence from the US market
- Identifying differences in corporate acelerator programs in the U.S. and Germany that impact growth patterns