Clarissa Maierhofer is a researcher and project manager at the Institute of International Management at FH JOANNEUM Graz – University of Applied Sciences. In addition to a diploma in International Management & Applied Business Languages (FH), she holds a master's degree in Business Education and Development and a project management qualification (IPMA). With several years of work experience in international corporations and longer stays in different countries (Germany, Spain, Egypt, UAE) Clarissa Maierhofer has a solid intercultural practical background. She gained research experience in various EU-funded multinational projects especially in the areas of internationalisation of business strategies, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education and competence-oriented education, where her current research interests lie. She teaches "Project: International Business Modelling & Community Work" in the 6th semester of the Bachelor's programme "Management of International Business Processes".