MSc dissertation topics in MIS (Spring 2022)

The following list of suggested MSc dissertaion topics in MIS is intended for students attending the course ‘Advanced topics in MIS’. The subjects should be regarded as recommendations that are negotiable. Students interested in any of these topics, please contact me by e-mail at

  • Big data and the modern enterprise: Big Data is a relatively new technological trend – as such, the way it should be used and managed in corporate environments still needs further definition. Big data management is the organization, administration and governance of large volumes of both structured and unstructured data. In such a thesis the objectives could be: (a) Review of Big Data-related litterature; (b) Identify design areas and requirements for Big Data Management (in a selected organization); (c) Suggest an approach for Big Data Management in a corporate environment of your choice
  • Business models shifts: Impact of Covid-19: Literature review and critical appraisal of changes brought about by the pandemic COVID-19 in modern enterprises in a sector of the industry (health care, news & media, education, etc.) emphasizing the role and impact of digital tranformation (in routines, procedures, employment profiles, etc.).
  • Disruptive technologies and the modern enterprise: This topic could take the form of a structured literature review and analysis of the conditions for leveraging disruptive technologies (of all sorts including social, mobility, analytics/big data, and cloud computing) to transform the business in terms of market share, revenue and profitability. In most cases the disruptive innovation helps create a new business model.
  • Digital platforms (emphasis on business models): This topic focuses on understanding and elaborating digital platform based business models and their effects in certain industry (i.e., tourism, retail, commerce, etc.). Critical issues to be addressed include understanding the different phases of digital platform ecosystems, gaining insights into the structure and potential scaling of a platform as well as elaborating any conditions for adopting a platform-based business model.
  • Digital platforms (emphasis on citizen engagement): This topic shares common ground with the previous one, but has a different focus. Specifically, it seeks to detail how digital platforms can foster citizen engagement in settings such as smart cities or neighborhoods.
  • Digital platforms (emphasis on the last mile delivery): This topic sets the focus on recent trends observed in the greek market of edelivery. Specifically, there have been a variety of new players, such as Clever Point, Last Mile. Stoferno as well as e-Fresh, BOX (Cosmote), Wolt, Popmarket, InstaShop and Ferto. Moreover, recently these efforts are extended by proposals such as BoxNow but also Skroutz Points which provide alternative means for delivering goods. Can these trends be analyzed in terms of underlying strategy, business models, routines, platform capabilities, etc., so as gain insight into shared principles as well as points of differentiation?
  • Enterprise collaboration platforms and routine transformation: The topic aims to assess the extent to which and how an established collaboration platform tranforms daily routines within an organization / enterprise. The literature to be brought together to facilitate this study comes mainly from the areas of routine dynamics, web 2.0 and diruptove technologies. As to the routine to be selected, this may be anyone convenient, ranging from scheduling appointments to maintaining contacts with customers.
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