January 02, 2012

Conferment of Best Thesis Awards to E&I graduates

Henrike Pätz and Martin Suntinger were honored for their remarkable theses


Martin Suntinger and Henrike Paetz

Each year the most outstanding master’s theses of a graduating Professional MBA Entrepreneurship & Innovation class are nominated for the Best Thesis Award. For the class 2009 - 2011 the following pieces of work were selected:

  • Mr. Raul Parusk: “Identifying Entrepreneurship Policy Measures that Promote International Competitiveness and Growth of Estonian Businesses: Policy Recommendations”
  • Ms. Henrike Pätz: “Gender and Technology: The 'Female Factor' in Software Design”
  • Mr. Vivek Sharma: “New Product: Success Factors - an investigation”
  • Mr. Martin Suntinger: “Uncertainty unveiled - Decisions and operations in agile product lifecycle management”

The jury consisting of the Academic Directors of the program – Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke and Prof. Dr. Sabine T. Köszegi – eventually selected Ms. Henrike Pätz and Mr. Martin Suntinger as prize winners. Henrike Pätz highlights in her master’s thesis the fact that women are a key – and heavily underused - driver for innovation, organizational performance and financial success in most companies. Martin Suntinger focuses in his work on the question of how to make product roadmap decisions and align these decisions seamlessly with operations in an environment characterized by high exogenous and endogenous uncertainty and frequent change.

The full text versions of those master's theses not restricted from public use are available here.

Congratulations to the authors on their exceptional master’s theses!


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