January 29, 2018

Conferment of „Best Thesis Award“ to E&I graduate


Nikolaus Summer was honored for his remarkable thesis

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 2015 - 2017 the following theses were selected:

  • Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Aleksandar Bogoevski, MBA: Technical, social and economic implications of Machine Learning in IoT
  • Antonio Marques Perez, M.A., MBA: Product Portfolio Diversification in Global Companies: Samsung Electronics and the Launching Plan for "The Frame" TV in Austria
  • Victor Rodionov, MBA & Dipl.-Biochem. Lilly Sommer, PhD, MBA: Refining the business model for a startup using the "customer discovery" methodology
  • Mag. Nikolaus Summer, MBA:  The Impact of Network Assets on Incubated Start-Ups

The jury consisting of the Academic Directors of the program – Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke and Prof. Dr. Sabine T. Köszegi – finally selected Nikolaus Summer as winner. In his master’s thesis he discusses the potential benefits of (local) network assets and ties for start-ups provided or facilitated by business incubators.

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

Congratulations to Nikolaus Summer and all the finalists for their outstanding achievements!


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