Dipl.-Ing. agr. (Univ.) Stefan Mair

Phone +49 8161 71 2541
Room 4107.I.109

Stefan Mair is an external doctoral candidate at the Chair of Economics of Horticulture and Landscaping. His particular interest in the field of business management led to the topic of his ongoing dissertation: "Decision-making processes in the business management of horticultural enterprises". During the course of his research, the issue of driving factors for successful family business successions showed to be of particular relevance.

Prior to his doctoral research, he was self-employment of several years and he was in a managerial position in private owned Garden Centres. All those occupations are based on the degree in Horticultural Sciences, acquired at the Technical University of Munich. Experience abroad was gained during a three months internship at the Los Angeles State & County Arboretum, USA.


Scientific publication

Wagner, C., Mair, S. & Bitsch, V. (2022). Mindsets in intra-familial farm transfer: Successful successor and predecessor prototypes. International Journal on Food System Dynamics 13 (2), 143-164. doi.org/10.18461/ijfsd.v13i2.B3

Gabriel, A., Rombach, M., Wieser, H., & Bitsch, V. (2021). Got waste: knowledge, behavior and self-assessment on food waste of university students in Germany. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 24 (6) 951-970. doi.org/10.22434/IFAMR2020.0145

Mair, S. & Rombach, M. (2020). Taking the helm at the family operation under the watchful eye of the predecessor: Succession in European horticulture and agriculture. European Journal of Horticultural Science 85 (2), 123-132. doi.org/10.17660/eJHS.2020/85.2.7

Mair, S. & Bitsch, V. (2018). Succession in horticultural family businesses: The role of socialization and communication. International Journal on Food System Dynamics 9 (3), 279-288. doi.org/10.18461/ijfsd.v9i3.936

Bitsch, V., Mair, S., Borucinska, M., & Schettler, C. A. (2017). Introduction of a Nationwide Minimum Wage: Challenges to Agribusinesses in Germany. Economia Agro-alimentare/Food Economy 19 (1), 13-34. doi:10.3280/ECAG2017-001002, Abstract

Mair, S. (2016). Farm Success: Entwicklung eines digitalen Trainingssystems für nachhaltige Betriebsübergabe. In: W. Dirksmeyer, M. Schulte, & L. Theuvsen (Eds.), Aktuelle Forschung in der Gartenbauökonomie, Tagungsband zum 2. Symposium für Ökonomie im Gartenbau am 01. März 2016 im Thünen-Institut in Braunschweig (pp. 197-204). Braunschweig, Germany: Thünen Report 44. https://www.thuenen.de/.../Thuenen_Report_44.pdf