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Topics for theses

Which topic should I choose?

For a thesis in the field of human resources, you can either choose a topic yourself or apply for one of the suggested topics. 

Please contact Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann or Michèle Rieth directly to apply for a proposed topic. 


Current topics:

HR Analytics (People or Workforce Analytics) - Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann:

  • The perception of HR analytics by employees, with special attention to trust
  • HR-Analytics - From its beginnings until today: Where does it come from and what is possible today?
  • HR Analytics in the context of personnel selection
  • A literature study comparing HR analytics in Europe and the USA.
  • HR-Analytics: Opportunities and Risks for Organizations and Employees


Competences - Michèle Rieth:

  • A literature study comparing the concept of (vocational) competence in Europe and the USA
  • Changing competence requirements through digitalisation and technology - curse or blessing?
  • Human-machine interaction: opportunities and risks for organizations and employees from an expert's point of view (consideration of different industries


Social Workplace Learning - Michael Völkerink:

  • Effects of (virtual) teacher cooperations on the development of the professional decision-making competence of teachers
  • Effects of Social Workplace Learning on the Professional Competence of Teachers
  • Analysis of the success factors for the implementation of a Social Workplace Learning concept for the personnel development of teachers at schools
  • Literature study comparing Virtual Professional Learning Communities to Virtual Communities of Practice
  • Conditions and effects of collaborative work processes within Virtual Professional Learning Communities or Virtual Communities of Practice
  • Literature study on the prerequisites for the implementation of Virtual Professional Learning Communities or Virtual Communities of Practice in schools
  • Digital forms of teacher cooperation and their impact on the development of teachers' professional competence to act


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