Roland Berger Foundation awards student for his Bachelor thesis

The Roland Berger Stiftung für europäische Unternehmensführung has awarded the prize for the best Bachelor thesis 2016 in the field of “digitalization/digital transformation”. Endowed with 3,000 Euro, the prize was awarded to TUM School of Management student Dominik Möslein, who has written his bachelor’s thesis at the Technical University of Munich at the chair of Information Systems by Professor Krcmar about “Nascent Platform Ecosystem Business Models: Analysis of Congruence between Current Research and Practice”. The honoring of the prize-winner and the second-placed Philipp Krinner also from the TU Munich took place on 27 January at the headquarters of Roland Berger in Munich.

“Dominik Möslein’s work is an excellent proof to the fact that the students at our universities are already doing excellent research at the end of their undergraduate studies,” said Professor Torsten Wulf from the Philipps-Universität Marburg, an academic member of the jury. “The topic is highly relevant and the work systematically shows where science currently has gaps in the analysis of digital platforms.”

In his Bachelor’s thesis, Dominik Möslein examines the extent to which current research on digital platforms adequately analyzes the corporate practice. Digital platforms are Internet-based services, which systematically collect and evaluate data and use associated network effects. Digital platforms include, among others, Social networks, comparison and valuation portals, search engines and online marketplaces.

Based on a detailed literature analysis, Dominik Möslein develops a comprehensive framework model, which he applies to three case studies of digital platforms. The comparison of theory and practice shows that scientific research has gaps in important areas. This includes, for example, the technical realization of big data analyzes, the validation of the data quality of different sources and the handling of data security.

The award for the best Bachelor thesis has been awarded for the first time by the Roland Berger Stiftung and will be regularly awarded in the future. The aim is to promote outstanding research by young students and their public perception.

The original press release of Roland Berger can be found here.


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