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We encourage students from all WHU programs, who intend to write a thesis on a topic within our research domains, to discuss their topic idea with us. In order to ensure a structured discussion and to identify an appropriate supervisor, we ask all interested students to formally submit a CV and a 1 page proposal to kerstin.forword(at)whu.edu. The 1 page proposal should include the following components:

  • Working title
  • Brief summary of research idea 
  • Explanation of relevance to academia and/or practice
  • Brief statement of motivation

We will then provide timely feedback on your thesis proposal and will, in case of acceptance, confirm it with the examinations office (‘Prüfungsamt’) at WHU.

    For your reference, please find a list of prior BSc/MSc theses that we supervised at the Chair of Sports and Management

    The digital transformation of professional sporting clubs: Challenges and opportunities
    What drives the demand for electronic sports? An investigation of spectator motives for Counter Strike
    Consumer phenomenon eSports: Assessment of demand drivers and their influence on the industry
    Reforming the Olympic Games to ensure their public approval – Suggestions based on legitimacy theory
    What do we know about systematic overbooking? Lessons learned applied to professional soccer
    How to Successfully Integrate Externally Hired Top Performers
    League Design, Income Distribution, and Competitive Balance in Professional Basketball – a Cross-Atlantic Comparison
    Financial Fairplay and Competitive Balance in Professional Soccer – a Cross-Atlantic Comparison
    Big data and the NFL: the next human resource frontier for gaining competitive advantage
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    Kerstin Forword
    Project Manager

    +49 (0)211 44709 746
    kerstin.forword(at)whu.edu