Short CV

2018 – present

Research Fellow and Doctoral Student at the Institute of Human Resource Management and Organizations

2017 – 2018

Trade Manager - Yang Ming Shipping Europe GmbH, Department for Transatlantic Trade

2016 – 2017

Project Assistant - Project Tender Information Service GmbH


Management Assistant - Lucky Star Messe Design GmbH


Internship - Jiangsu Nengrui Environmental Protection and Energy Saving Technology Co. Ltd., Nanjing, China


Internship - CBCH China Business Center Hamburg

2012 – 2014

University of Hamburg - M.Sc. Business Administration, Major in Marketing and Media, Corporate Governance

Master Thesis: Herausforderungen im Personalmanagement - Chinesische Unternehmen in Deutschland

2009 – 2012

University of Hamburg - B.A. Economics and Culture of China

Bachelor Thesis: Effekte von monetären Anreizen auf die Einstellung zur Marke von Non-Profit Organisationen - die Rolle von Markenvertrauen

Teaching (Contact)

  • Module: Project Management
  • Seminar: Selected Topics and Advanced Business Cases in Project Management
  • Business Administration and Enterprise Resource Planning: CERMEDES AG
  • Corporate Finance
  • Human Resource Management and Organization Design
  • Supervision of Theses

Dissertation Project

As China is the country with the fastest aging population, the retirement age is being incrementally increased. In combination with the consequences of the former one-child policy, this leads to a growing aging workforce. Remaining longer in the workforce does not necessarily equal a prolonged motivation to contribute actively in a business. This leaves human resource management departments with challenges to motivate older workers and simultaneously retain young talents. China still heavily relies on intergenerational support systems in elderly as well as childcare. Contrary to common belief, family businesses are not always family-friendly, which might spur an already prevailing work-family conflict. The aim of this research is to unravel the black box of motivation in Chinese family businesses, while considering an age-diverse work-family conflict.

Fields of Research

  • Aging Workforce and Young Professionals
  • Job Design
  • Chinese Culture
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Higher Education
  • Social Media
  • Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM)
  • Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA)


Saari, U. A., Damberg, S., Frömbling, L., & Ringle, C. M. (2021). Sustainable Consumption Behavior of Europeans: The Influence of Environmental Knowledge and Risk Perception on Environmental Concern and Behavioral Intention, Ecological Economics, 189(107155), 1-14.

Presentations at Conferences

Frömbling, L., Ehrlich, J., & Castillo Apraiz, J. (2020). Der Einfluss von Arbeitsplatzdimensionen auf die Kündigungsabsicht. Presentation at the 24. Fachtagung der GWPs (Gesellschaft für angewandte Wirtschaftspsychologie e. V.), Stuttgart, Germany.