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

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.


Internship - CBCH China Business Center Hamburg

2012 – 2014

University of Hamburg - M.Sc. Business Administration

2009 – 2012

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


Teaching (Contact)

  • Business Administration and Enterprise Resource Planning: CERMEDES AG
  • International Production Management and Enterprise Resource Planning: CERMEDES AG
  • 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

  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Social Media
  • Higher Education
  • Subjective Well-being
  • Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM)


Damberg, S. & Frömbling, L. (2022). "Furry Tales": Pet Ownership's Influence on Subjective Well-being During Covid-19 Times, Quality & Quantity, 56, 3645-3664.

Ghasemy, M. & Frömbling, L. (2022, in press). A Conditional Time-Varying Multivariate Latent Growth Curve Model for the Relationships between Academics' Servant Leadership Behavior, Affective Commitment, and Job Performance During the Covid-19 Pandemic, Quality & Quantity.

Ghasemy, M. & Frömbling, L. (2022, in press). Stay Positive: Studying the Change Patterns in Academics' Job and Life Satisfaction During the Covid-19 Pandemic Through Growth Curve Modeling, Evidence-based HRM.

Sitar-Taut, D.-A., Mican, D., Frömbling, L., & Sarstedt, M. (2022, in press). Digital Socialligators? Social Media-Induced Perceived Support During the Transition to the COVID-19 Lockdown, Social Science Computer Review.

Ghasemy, M., Jamil, H., Abdul Razak, N., & Frömbling, L. (2021). Academic Managerial Competency in Australia, New Zealand, and Malaysia: Validity and Factorial Invariance of an Australian Scale in the Malaysian Context, SN Social Sciences, 1(271).

Ghasemy, M., Mohajer, L., Frömbling, L., & Karimi, M. (2021). Faculty Members in Polytechnics to Serve the Community and Industry: Conceptual Skills and Creating Value for the Community - The Two Main Drivers, SAGE Open, 11(3).

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).

Conference Proceedings & Presentations

Frömbling, L., Damberg, S., Saari, U., & Ringle, C. M. (2022). Predicting Sustainable Consumption Behavior of Europeans Using the CVPAT Approach. 2022 International Conference on Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS2022), Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Ghasemy, M. & Frömbling, L. (2022). Stay With Us! Examining Academics' Motivation, Intention to Remain, And Turnover Intention Amidst The Covid-19 Lockdown Through Growth Curve Modeling. 14th Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN22), Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

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