Supervised theses by Dr. Khorasani

Supervised theses in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 in the area of “International Business Ethics”, “Ethical Leadership”, “Crosscultural Leadership” and “Organizational Development” at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and ISM (International School of Management)

Supervised theses in 2021

Diversity im agilen Umfeld der DB-Systel: Die Förderung von Vielfalt in den Teams durch Verhaltensdesign
Candidate: Josephine Victoria Krick

Second supervisor: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Title: Analyse von Einflüssen der Kultur zur erfolgreichen Führung in einer dynamisch-komplexen Arbeitsumwelt – am Beispiel eines kulturübergreifenden Teams in einem deutschen Unternehmen

Level: Master's thesis at ISM (International School of Management)

Diversity im agilen Umfeld der DB-Systel: Die Förderung von Vielfalt in den Teams durch Verhaltensdesign
Candidate: Stefan Seidenstücker

First supervisor: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Title:Diversity im agilen Umfeld der DB-Systel: Die Förderung von Vielfalt in den Teams durch Verhaltensdesign

Level: Master's thesis at ISM (International School of Management)

Changing motivation among generations: an empirical study
Candidate: Tom Küchler

First supervisor: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Title: Changing motivation among generations: an empirical study

Level: Master's thesis at ISM (International School of Management)

Supervised theses in 2020

An ethical performance development tool: How to efficiently introduce ethical measurements into a performance development tool
Candidate: Maximilian Hans-Michael Martin

First supervisor: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Title: An ethical performance development tool: How to efficiently introduce ethical measurements into a performance development tool

Level: Master's thesis at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Which strategic activities relating to public perception, general reputation of companies in the media, ethical dilemmas and challenges are available to a company, what qualitative measures do they include and what quantitative impacts do they entail?
Candidate: John James Christopher Farquharson

First supervisor: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Title: Which strategic activities relating to public perception, general reputation of companies in the media, ethical dilemmas and challenges are available to a company, what qualitative measures do they include and what quantitative impacts do they entail?

Level: Master's thesis at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Youth Employability and Corporate Social Impact: Fostering the S kills of the Disadvantaged in the Community and Increasing Corporate Social Responsibility
Candidate: Courtney Marie West

First supervisor: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Title: Youth Employability and Corporate Social Impact: Fostering the Skills of the Disadvantaged in the Community and Increasing Corporate Social Responsibility

Level: Master's thesis at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Hiring Discrimination in Germany’s Technology Industry from the Applicants’ Perspective
Candidate: Roxana Daneshjoo

First supervisor: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Title: Hiring Discrimination in Germany’s Technology Industry from the Applicants’ Perspective

Level: Master's thesis at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Supervised theses in 2019

Autonomous Driving: An Ethical Analysis
Candidate: Nils Blasche

First supervisor: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Title: Autonomous Driving: An Ethical Analysis

Level: Master's thesis at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Analysis of the tools used by financial institutions for the implementation of CSR, a comparative study between BBVA and Unipol SAI
Candidate: Lavinia Litterio

First supervisor: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Title: Analysis of the tools used by financial institutions for the implementation of CSR, a comparative study between BBVA and Unipol SAI

Level: Master's thesis at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Impact of cultural background on realization of agile practices in Eastern countries
Candidate: Anna-Philine Braun

Second supervisor: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Title: Impact of cultural background on realization of agile practices in Eastern countries

Level: Master's thesis at ISM (International School of Management)

The Jamal Khashoggi case and its impact on Business relations between western Companies and Saudi Arabia
Candidate: Manel Haddadi

First supervisor: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Title: The Jamal Khashoggi case and its impact on Business relations between western Companies and Saudi Arabia

Level: Master's thesis at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

The Ethical Issues in China’s Sharing Economy Taking DiDi as an Example
Candidate: Mingyang Zhang

First supervisor: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Title: The Ethical Issues in China’s Sharing Economy Taking DiDi as an Example

Level: Master's thesis at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

What is the best strategy for a European Rail Operator to step into the Chinese Market?
Candidate: Nils Christian Zacharias

First supervisor: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Title: What is the best strategy for a European Rail Operator to step into the Chinese Market?

Level: Master's thesis at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Managing Human Resources with the Use of Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Workplace Productivity in the U.S. Investment Banking Industry
Candidate: Lukas Daniel Raoul Bürger

First supervisor: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Title: Managing Human Resources with the Use of Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Workplace Productivity in the U.S. Investment Banking Industry

Level: Master's thesis at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Corporate social responsibility in the mass market
Candidates: Victoria Ramirez & Luis Valadez

First supervisor: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Title: Corporate social responsibility in the mass market

Level: Joint Master's thesis at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

How can leadership be ethical?
Candidate: Julian A. Proft

First supervisor: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Title: How can leadership be ethical?

Level: Master's thesis at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

How does social security system affect employee's productivity
Candidate: Salma Benchenna

First supervisor: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Title: How does social security system affect employee's productivity

Level: Master's thesis at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Digital Transformation of SMEs – An Analysis and Discussion of Critical Elements of a Supporting Organizational Knowledge Culture
Candidate: Chiara Kristin Berger

Second supervisor: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Title: Digital Transformation of SMEs – An Analysis and Discussion of Critical Elements of a Supporting Organizational Knowledge Culture

Level: Master's thesis at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Supervised theses in 2018

The Integration of Ethical Leadership in Corporate Training
Candidate: Andreea Gabriela Titirișcă

First supervisor: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Title: The Integration of Ethical Leadership in Corporate Training

Level: Master's thesis at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Supervised theses in 2017

Attitudes towards Business Ethics in large Organizations: A comparative study between the USA & Germany
Candidate: Katharina Reuter

First supervisor: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Title: Attitudes towards Business Ethics in large Organizations:  A comparative study between the USA & Germany

Level: Master's thesis at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

The psychology of Moral reasoning in German Family Businesses: The motives and application of ethical standards and values
Candidate: Paria Alipoor-Dijvejini

First supervisor: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Title: The psychology of Moral reasoning in German Family Businesses: The motives and application of ethical standards and values

Level: Master's thesis at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Consumer psychology: Subliminal advertising and its influence on consumer behavior in the light of multinational corporations
Candidate: Irma Borovina

First supervisor: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Title: Consumer psychology: Subliminal advertising and its influence on consumer behavior in the light of multinational corporations

Level: Master's thesis at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Ethical Issues in M&A Processes: The Case of the Failed Merger between Daimler and Chrysler
Candidate: Angelina Brendel

First supervisor: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Title: Ethical  Issues  in  M&A  Processes:  The  Case   of  the  Failed  Merger  between  Daimler  and   Chrysler

Level: Master's thesis at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Between Perfect Order and Chaos: The Role of the Senior Leaders in Resolving Conflicts, Tensions and Paradoxes of an Ambidextrous Organization
Candidate: Kristina Kochovska

Second supervisor: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Title: Between Perfect Order and Chaos: The Role of the Senior Leaders in Resolving Conflicts, Tensions and Paradoxes of an Ambidextrous Organization

Level: Master's thesis at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Do you want to be supervised by Mr. Khorasani as well? Feel free to contact him on the contact page with one of your proposals.

Selected seminars and classes taught by Dr. Khorasani

Dr. Khorasani has been teaching the following seminars at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and ISM (International School of Management) in Frankfurt

Business in Society (Part-time MBA; Fulltime MBA); accredited course
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management (Frankfurt, Germany)

Contents of the seminar

  1. Definitions of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)
  2. Definitions of BGS (Business Government Society)
  3. The Growing Impact of ESG-Indices (Environmental-Social-Governance)
  4. The Geopolitical and Social environment
  5. The European Legislation (Transfer of Macro Trends into Business Concepts)
  6. CSR and Cost-Benefit Analysis
  7. CSR and Pillars of Good Corporate Governance
Business Ethics (Fulltime MBA; MiM; BBA); accredited course
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management (Frankfurt, Germany)

Contents of the seminar

  1. Concepts of Ethics and Morality
  2. The Purpose and Objectivity of Ethics: Shareholder Value vs. Stakeholder Value
  3. Social Responsibility, Ethics and Morals
  4. Ethical frameworks: Consequentialism vs. Non-Consequentialism
  5. The Doctrine of Double Effect
  6. Conformity and Obedience
  7. Ethical Behavior: RADAR System
  8. Rational Choice
  9. Intercultural Differences and their Effects on Business Ethics
  10. Reflective Equilibrium
  11. CSR (Corporate social responsibility)
Cross-cultural leadership (MBA, MiM, FI, ILS, BEMA); accredited course
ISM (International School of Management) (Frankfurt, Germany)

Contents of the seminar

The seminar consists of four parts: 1) Leadership, 2) Culture, 3) Cross-cultural Leadership and 4) Case Studies

1) Leadership

  • Definition of Leadership
  • Historical overview and concepts of leadership
  • Current Leadership Approaches

2) Culture

  • Defining Culture
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Dimensional Models of Culture

3) Cross-Cultural Leadership

  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Culture Shock and Dealing with New Situations
  • Cross-Cultural Leadership Competencies

4) Case studies

Intercultural Management (MBA, MiM, BEMA); accredited course
ISM (International School of Management) (Frankfurt, Germany)

Contents of the seminar

  1. The Concept of Culture and its Dimensions (Definition of Culture; Language; History; Culture as Mental Programming)

  2. Cultural Dimension Models (Hall; Hofstede; Trompenaars & Hampden-Turner; GLOBE Model)

  3. ICM in Communication and Negotiation

  4. Management Style Preferences in Different Cultures

  5. Different Corporate Cultures

  6. Culture Shock

  7. Country Risk
Corporate governance and business ethics (BEMA, MiM); accredited course
ISM (International School of Management) (Frankfurt, Germany)

Contents of the class

The course consist of five parts: 1) Introduction to Business Ethics, 2) Philosophical Concepts and Tools, 3) Four Approaches to Business Ethics, 4) Economic Concepts and Tools, and 5) Business Ethics in a Globalized Economy

1) Introduction to Business Ethics

  • Economic Problems as Interaction Problems
  • Ethics and Economics: Definition of Systems

2) Philosophical Concepts and Tools

  • Foundations of Beliefs and Judgements
  • Deontology vs. Consequentialism: Two Main Theories of Moral Frameworks
  • Moral Frameworks under Dissent: Contract Theory, Democratic Majority Rule, Discourse Ethics

3) Four Approaches to Business Ethics

  • Corrective Business Ethics
  • Charitable Business Ethics
  • Integrative Business Ethics
  • Functional Business Ethics

4) Economic Concepts and Tools

  • Economic Concepts: The Role of Institutions; Economic Assumptions; Profit vs. Moral
  • Economic Tools: Transaction Cost Theory; Property Rights Theory; Principal Agent Problems; Prisoners' Dilemma; Ethcial Dilemma and Market Form; Experimental Research

5. Business Ethics in a Globalized Economy

Intercultural Skills for Iran (BBA)
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management (Frankfurt, Germany)

Contents of the seminar

The following seminar deals with the cultural traits and dimensions of Iran and also the ways business is conducted there.

  • Cultural Traits and Dimensions of Iran
  • History and Culture
  • Cultural Awareness for Iran
  • Shared Beliefs and Values
  • Economic and Political System
  • Doing Business in Iran

Dr. Khorasani also helps students with their thesis. If you are interested in the following topics of research, you can have a look at our examples or contact Dr. Khorasani.