Development Studies and Management

Areas of competence

Julia Daufenbach M.Sc.
Lecturer at CBS International Business School since 2001. Areas of expertise include: Non-Profit Organisations, Cross-Sector Working, International & Intercultural Management, Leadership Development and Organisational Behaviour. Completed a Master of Science degree in “Sustainable Development & International Policy”, with a focus on culture and user involvement in setting policy, at Bristol University. Originally from a health and social care background, she managed disability services in a variety of sectors and settings, both nationally and internationally. She has and extensive travel background and lived and worked in: Thailand, New Zealand and Malaysia. In these countries she worked in a management capacity in local non-government organisations. She has a strong value set and is passionate about engaging with diversity and working across boundaries.

Prof. Dr. Brigitta Herrmann
Professor for Globalisation, Development Policy and Ethics at CBS International Business School, Diplom-Volkswirtin [Graduate Economist] and Diplom-Theologin [Graduate Theologian]; Lecturer for Ethics in Economics (at Frankfurt University). She was the German Managing Director of the Ecumenical Development Cooperative Society in Mainz, Speaker for Development Policy at Misereor, Manager of the Global Trade and Global Nutrition Department at the north-south political lobby organisation Germanwatch and manager of the “Political Control of Economical Globalisation” project at the German Justitia et Pax Commission.

Prof. Dr. Ingvill C. Mochmann (Management)
Professor for International Politics at CBS International Business School Manager of the “European Data Laboratory for Comparative Social Research” at the GESIS-Leibniz Institut für Sozialwissenschaften in Cologne, Germany. She became a Research Fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative in April 2013 and read Political Science, Economics and German Studies at Bergen University in Norway and the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelm Universität in Bonn, Germany. She took her doctorate in Political Science at Gießen University in Germany. She has worked as a consultant for the UNO and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and founded the “International Network for Interdisciplinary Research on Children Born of War (INIRC)”.

Prof. Dr. Julia Maintz
Professor for International Management and Internet Economics and manager of the Media Management/ Innovation faculty at CBS International Business School. Prior to this, she worked in scientific and management jobs on the topic areas of e-Learning/ e-Cooperation and virtual networks for Microsoft Germany, Bonn University, the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Center and Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung GmbH/ InWEnt.

Dr. Rahel Schomaker
Since 1st February, 2014, Dr. Rahel Schomaker holds a professorship of economics at CBS International Business School. Additionally, she works at the Research Institute for Public Administration in Speyer. She studied economics, political sciences and Islamic studies and completed her doctorate in Münster. In 2012 she achieved her postdoctoral qualification in economics and administrative studies in Speyer. Her research focus is on institutions and demographie, with special emphasis on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region, security, as well as Institutional- and social contract theory, public-private partnerships and questions on (sustainable) resources management. In Addition she has been working as a lecturer and consultant at various academic and public institutions in Germany and the Middle East since 2002.

Prof. Dr. Malgorzata Żmuda
Lecturer in the area of Strategic Management and International Management as well as the head of the Management Consulting specialisation at the CBS International Business School. Her research interests are focused around the topics of economic vulnerability in the context of globalization and hypercompetition as well as international competitiveness and its sources on the micro and macro level. In the PhD written at the Krakow University of Economics, Malgorzata Zmuda examined the impact of foreign direct investment on long term competitiveness of a small open economy.

Her career started in the economic department of the Polish Embassy in Dublin and was continued in the Polish Consulate in Cologne, where she was providing support to Irish and German companies in establishment of business contacts in Poland. Since 2008 as a managing director of the strategic advisory company Consulting Partners, she has supported small and mid-sized companies in development of market entry strategies into the Central and Eastern European markets. During her long-year cooperation with a Cologne-based mergers and acquisitions boutique ,she has worked on numerous commercial due diligence projects for the leading private equity companies in Europe.
In 2010 Malgorzata Zmuda was as a Visiting Fellow at the Duquesne University School of Business, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Linguistic skills:

  • Chinese
  • Danish
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Norwegian
  • Swedish
  • Spanish
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