Information for thesis students

You are welcome to write your final thesis (Bachelor or Master) in German or English in cooperation with the working group of Jutta Günther if your topic is related to our research fields.

The general themes and topics for students' final theses are:

  • Innovation and new technologies
  • Internationalization of production, research and innovation
  • Multinational enterprises
  • Transition economics and system change
  • Technology and innovation policy
  • Innovation in the Energy Sector
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Global value chains
  • Emerging Economies and Catching-up Processes
  • Sustainable Development

If you are interested in other topic that is not listed, you are also welcome to contact us with it

Bachelor students who are interested in writing thier final thesis under the supervision of our working group should register for the Bachelor Begleitseminar that takes place in summer semester every year. Even if you are planing to write your thesis in winter semester, you still have to participate in the seminar in the preceding summer semester.

The seminar comprises a combination of organising lectures, lectures on data sources, academic writing
and referencing, and sessions for student presentations. Each student has to present the concept and the
planned structure of his/her thesis.

Since the scientific work of our research group is empirically oriented, we are happy to supervise theses with an empirical-quantitative approach. However, this is not necessarily a requirement.

We would like to encourage you to formulate a topic by yourself. Please submit your suggestion of a topic only after your first literature review on the intended topic, and please develop an idea on how to structure the work. After this, please contact with some substantial suggestions via Email:

Of course, you can also contact us within one of our seminars you are attending.

Bachelor-Begleitseminar: Transition, Structural Change and Innovation

General Information

Course number: 07-B37-6-26-07
Semester: Summer Semester 2017 (April-July 2017)
Course Title: Transition, Structural Change and Innovation - Seminar for Bachelor Students in Economics
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Points: 3 CP
Language: English
Time: Wednesday, 18:00-20:00 c.t.
Place: WiWi Rotunde 2
Evaluation Method: Presentations
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther
Mahmood Shubbak
Technical Support: Marcel Lange
Contact Email:
Announcements and Materials:

Course Description
The main purpose of the Bachelor-Begleitseminar 'Transition, Structural Change and Innovation' is to
provide Bachelor students at the final stage of their studies with useful information, sources and support
for successfully writing their Bachelor thesis.

The seminar comprises a combination of organising lectures, lectures on data sources, academic writing
and referencing, and sessions for student presentations. Each student has to present the concept and the
planned structure of his/her thesis.

Learning Objectives
During this seminar, students will attend lectures on:

  1. How to structure their thesis
  2. What are the available resources and data sources via the university library
  3. How to access these resources and use them properly
  4. How to access academic and scientific literature
  5. How to cite the references used in their final thesis properly
  6. What are the administrative procedures and the important deadlines according to the regulations of the university
  7. Supporting students with any issues and questions that they might have regarding their Bachelor thesis
  8. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to get feedback on their thesis topics, concepts, and structure during this seminar

Rules for Success

  1. The seminar language is English. We expect students to use English language in this seminar for preparing their presentations as well for writing their thesis later on.
  2. Attendance: the regular attendance to the seminar sessions is obligatory. At the beginning of each seminar, students will be asked to sign their names in the attendance list. Please show up on time! If you missed a session, please provide us with your written excuse for being absent. This should be handed in to our colleague: Mr. Marcel Lange (Office: WiWi 2.17)
  3. Participation: students are expected to participate actively in the seminar sessions. Your feedback to others presentations are very welcome and can be useful for them to improve their thesis structure. You can also benefit from them as well.
  4. Punctuality in meeting deadlines
  5. Presentations: each student has to give a 15-minute presentation about her/his thesis concept and structure. For more details, see the evaluation and grading policy section below.
  6. Do not hesitate to contact us whenever you have any questions or concerns!

Evaluation and Grading Policy
The seminar evaluation will be based on your regular participation in the sessions, your thesis plan, and
concept presentation. The result you get after completing the seminar will be either a ‘Pass’ or a ‘fail’
note. There will be no grading.

Course Schedule

Wed. 12/04/2017 18:00-20:00 WiWi Rotunde 2 Introduction to the seminar
- Administrative procedures for Bachelor thesis
- Organisational issues/ Online applications

Wed. 19/04/2017 16:00-18:00* WiWi* Rotunde 1 Research tools and data resources
(lecture by: Dr. Uwe Staroske and Mr. Peter Mioch, from University Bremen Library)

Wed. 03/05/2017 18:00-20:00 WiWi Rotunde 2 Organisational Session
- Allocation theses to advisors
- Selecting time slots for students presentations

Wed. 10/05/2017 18:00-20:00 WiWi Rotunde 2 How to deal with „SOURCES” in BA thesis?
(lecture by: Ms. Judyta Lubacha-Sember. Guest from Cracow School of Economics/Poland)

Wed. 17/05 18:00-20:00 Rotunde 2 1st session for students’ presentations
Wed. 24/05 18:00-20:00 Rotunde 2 2nd session for students’ presentations
Wed. 31/05 18:00-20:00 Rotunde 2 3rd session for students’ presentations
Wed. 07/06 18:00-20:00 Rotunde 2 4th session for students’ presentations
Wed. 14/06 18:00-20:00 Rotunde 2 5th session for students’ presentations
Wed. 21/06 18:00-20:00 Rotunde 2 6th session for students’ presentations
Wed. 28/06 18:00-20:00 Rotunde 2 7th session for students’ presentations
*kindly notice that the session of 19/4/2017 will take place in different time and room than usual

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