Aktuelle Publikationen

Havardi-Burger, N., Mempel, H., & Bitsch, V. (2020). Sustainability Challenges and Innovations in the Value Chain of Flowering Potted Plants for the German Market. <i>Sustainability</i> <i>12</i> (5), 1905. <a href="https://doi.org/10.3390/su12051905" target="_blank">doi.org/10.3390/su12051905</a>
Meyerding, G.H., Spiwoks, E., Rombach, M. & Lehberger, M. (2019). Not only speed matters – Crisis response in the hypothetical case of a transport accident involving genetically modified crops. <em>Food Policy 85 (May)</em>, 55-63. <a data-htmlarea-external="1" title="Opens internal link in current window" class="external-link-new-window" target="_blank" href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2019.04.006">doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2019.04.006</a>
Sedlmeier, R., Rombach, M. & Bitsch, V. (2019). Making food rescue your business. Case studies in Germany. <em>Sustainability 11</em> (18), 5101 <a data-htmlarea-external="1" title="Opens internal link in current window" class="external-link-new-window" target="_blank" href="https://doi.org/10.3390/su11185101">doi.org/10.3390/su11185101</a>
Rombach, M., Köhl, L. &amp; Bitsch, V. (2019). Multi-layer Agency Problems in a Non-profit and For-profit Collaboration: A Case Study of a Delicatessen Product in Support of a Minority. <em>International Food and Agribusiness Management Review</em>. <a data-htmlarea-external="1" title="Opens internal link in current window" class="external-link-new-window" target="_blank" href="https://doi.org/10.22434/IFAMR2019.0014">doi.org/10.22434/IFAMR2019.0014</a>
King, R., Rombach, M., &amp; Bitsch, V. (2019). Inclusion in German Horticulture. <em>Acta Horticulturae</em> 1242, 955-960 <a data-htmlarea-external="1" title="Opens internal link in current window" class="external-link-new-window" target="_blank" href="https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2019.1242.140">doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2019.1242.140</a>
Goisser, S., Mempel, H. &amp; Bitsch, V. (2019). Potential applications of food-scanners in fruit and vegetable supply chains and possible consequences for the German market. <em>Proceedings in System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks</em> 2019, 173-81. <a data-htmlarea-external="1" title="Opens external link in new window" class="external-link-new-window" target="_blank" href="https://doi.org/10.18461/pfsd.2019.1917">doi.org/10.18461/pfsd.2019.1917</a>
Teklegiorgis Habtemariam, L., Gandorfer, M., Abate Kassa, G., &amp; Sieber, S. (2019). Risk experience and smallholder farmers’ climate change adaptation decision. <em>Climate and Development</em>. <a data-htmlarea-external="1" title="Opens internal link in current window" class="external-link-new-window" target="_blank" href="https://doi.org/10.1080/17565529.2019.1630351">doi.org/10.1080/17565529.2019.1630351</a>
Villnow, V., Rombach, M., & Bitsch, V. (2019). Examining German media coverage of the re-evaluation of glyphosate. <i>Sustainability 11</i> (7), 1910. <a target="_blank" a href="https://doi.org/10.3390/su11071910" data-htmlarea-external="1">doi.org/10.3390/su11071910</a>
Carlson, L. A. &amp; Bitsch, V. (2019). Applicability of Transaction Cost Economics to Understanding Organizational Structures in Solidarity-Based Food Systems in Germany.&nbsp;<em>Sustainability 11</em>&nbsp;(4), 1095. <a target="_blank" a href="https://doi.org/10.3390/su11041095" data-htmlarea-external="1">doi.org/10.3390/su11041095</a>
Braun, C.L., Rombach, M., Häring, A.M. & Bitsch, V. (2018). A local gap in sustainable food procurement: Organic vegetables in Berlin’s school meals. <i>Sustainability 10</i> (11), 4245. <a target="_blank" a href="https://doi.org/10.3390/su10114245">doi.org/10.3390/su10114245</a>
Carlson, L. & V. Bitsch (2018). Social sustainability in the ready-made garment sector in Bangladesh: An institutional approach to supply chains. <i>International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 21 </i>(2): 269-292. <a target="_blank" a href="https://doi.org/10.22434/IFAMR2017.0114">doi.org/10.22434/IFAMR2017.0114</a>
Porsch, A., Gandorfer, M., and V. Bitsch (2018). Strategies to manage hail risk in apple production. <i>Agricultural Finance Review 78 </i>(5), 532-550. <a target="_blank" a href="https://doi.org/10.1108/AFR-07-2017-0062">doi.org/10.1108/AFR-07-2017-0062</a>
Rombach, M., Ricchieri, F. and Bitsch, V. (2018). Food recovery and food redistribution in Italy. <i>Acta Horticulturae 1215</i>, 301-306. <a target="_blank" a href="https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1215.55">doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1215.55</a>
Rombach, M., Bitsch, V., Kang, E., &amp; Ricchieri, F. (2018). Comparing German and Italian Food Banks: Actors’ Knowledge on Food Insecurity and their Perception of the Interaction with Food Bank Users. <i>British Food Journal.</i> <a target="_blank" a href="https://doi.org/10.1108/BFJ-11-2017-0626">doi.org/10.1108/BFJ-11-2017-0626</a>
Glebe, T., Bitsch, V., Kantelhardt, J., Oedl-Wieser, T., &amp; Sauer, S. (2018). Agrar- und Ernährungswirtschaft zwischen Ressourceneffizienz und gesellschaftlichen Erwartungen. In: Berichte über Landwirtschaft. <i>Zeitschrift für Agrarpolitik und Landwirtschaft, Band 96, Ausgabe 2.</i> <a target="_blank" a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.12767/buel.v96i2.211">doi.org/10.12767/buel.v96i2.211</a>
Balmann, A., Becker, T., Berg, E., Bitsch, V., Herrmann, R., Jungehülsing, J., Kantelhardt, J., Oedl-Wieser, T., &amp; Weingarten, P. (2018). Leistungen von Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern: Art, Umfang und Bewertung – Ergebnisse einer Befragung der Mitglieder von GEWISOLA und ÖGA. In: Berichte über Landwirtschaft. <i>Zeitschrift für Agrarpolitik und Landwirtschaft, Band 96, Ausgabe 2. </i><a target="_blank" a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.12767/buel.v96i2.213">doi.org/10.12767/buel.v96i2.213</a>
Gabriel, A., &amp; Bitsch, V. (2018). Impacts of Succession in Family Business - A Systemic Approach for Understanding Dynamic Effects in Horticultural Retail Companies in Germany. <i>Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development 26 </i>(3), 304-324. <a target="_blank" a href="https://doi.org/10.1108/JSBED-01-2018-0030">doi.org/10.1108/JSBED-01-2018-0030</a>
Rombach, M., Widmar, N. O., Byrd, E. S., & Bitsch, V. (2018). Understanding preferences of German flower consumers: the desire for sustained beauty. <i>International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 46</i> (6), 560-576. <a target="_blank" a href="https://doi.org/10.1108/IJRDM-10-2017-0229">doi.org/10.1108/IJRDM-10-2017-0229</a>
Mair, S. & Bitsch, V. (2018). Succession in horticultural family businesses: The role of socialization and communication. <i>International Journal of Food System Dynamics 9</i> (3), 279-288. <a target="_blank" a href="https://doi.org/10.18461/ijfsd.v9i3.936">doi.org/10.18461/ijfsd.v9i3.936</a>
Porsch, A., Gandorfer, M., & Bitsch V. (2018). Strategies to manage hail risk in apple production. <i>Agricultural Finance Review</i>. <a target="_blank" a href="https://doi.org/10.1108/AFR-07-2017-0062">doi.org/10.1108/AFR-07-2017-0062</a>
Braun, C. L., Rombach, M., Bitsch, V. & Häring A.M. (2018). Structures and actors of the organic vegetable value chain for school catering: a case study of the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan region. <i>Proceedings in System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks 2018</i>, 133-142. <a target="_blank" a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.18461/pfsd.2018.1810">doi.org/10.18461/pfsd.2018.1810</a>
Carlson, L. & Bitsch, V. (2018). Solidarity: a key element in alternative food networks. <i>Proceedings in System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks 2018</i>, 261-270. <a target="_blank" a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.18461/pfsd.2018.1819">doi.org/10.18461/pfsd.2018.1819</a>
Havardi-Burger, N., Mempel, H., & Bitsch, V. (2017). Supply chain of bedding plants and pot plants in Germany. <i>DGG-Proceedings 7</i> (12) Osnabrück, Germany. <a target="_blank" a href="http://www.dgg-online.org/proceedings/vol-07-2017/dgg-pr-nb-2017.pdf">www.dgg-online.org/.../dgg-pr-nb-2017.pdf</a>
Gabriel, A., & Bitsch, V. (2018). Innovative Agrarpolitik: Weiterentwicklung der zweiten Säule der Gemeinsamen Agrarpolitik nach 2020 zur Erleichterung des Generationenwechsels und der Betriebsnachfolge. In: Innovative Agrarpolitik nach 2020. <i>Schriftenreihe der Rentenbank, Band 34, </i>75-100. Frankfurt (Germany), Edmund Rehwinkel-Stiftung der Landwirtschaftlichen Rentenbank. <a target="_blank" href="https://www.rentenbank.de/dokumente/Band-34-Innovative-Agrarpolitik-nach-2020.pdf">www.rentenbank.de/.../Band-34-Innovative-Agrarpolitik-nach-2020.pdf</a>
Rombach, M., Kang, E., & Bitsch, V. (2018). Good deeds revisited: motivation and boundary spanning in formal volunteering. <i>International Review on Public and Nonprofit Marketing 15</i> (1), 105-126. <a target="_blank" a href="https://doi.org/10.1007/s12208-018-0193-7">doi:10.1007/s12208-018-0193-7</a>
Rombach, M., Widmar, N. O., Byrd, E., &amp; Bitsch, V. (2018). Do all roses smell equally sweet? Willingness to pay for flower attributes in specialized retail settings by German consumers. <i>Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services</i><i> 40</i> (January), 91-99. <a target="_blank" a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jretconser.2017.09.007">doi:10.1016/j.jretconser.2017.09.007</a>
Rombach, M., &amp; Bitsch, V. (2017). Sector blending: evidence from the German Food Bank. <em>International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 21 </em> (2), 181-200. <a target="_blank" a href="https://doi.org/10.22434/IFAMR2017.0064" data-htmlarea-external="1">doi:10.22434/IFAMR2017.0064</a>
Hermsdorf, D., Rombach, M., &amp; &nbsp;Bitsch, V. (2017). Food waste reduction practices in German food retail. <em>British Food Journal 119</em> (12), &nbsp;2532-2546. <a target="_blank" a href="https://doi.org/10.1108/BFJ-06-2017-0338" data-htmlarea-external="1">doi:10.1108/BFJ-06-2017-0338</a>
Gandorfer, M., Porsch, A., & Bitsch, V. (2017). Producer price volatility in the German fruit and vegetable industry. <i>European Journal of Horticultural Science 82</i> (3), 149-154. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.17660/eJHS.2017/82.3.5" target="doilink" data-htmlarea-external="1">doi:10.17660/eJHS.2017/82.3.5</a>
Bitsch, V., Mair, S., Borucinska, M., & Schettler, C. A. (2017). Introduction of a Nationwide Minimum Wage: Challenges to Agribusinesses in Germany. <i>Economia Agro-alimentare/Food Economy 19</i> (1), 13-34. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.3280/ECAG2017-001002" target="_blank" data-htmlarea-external="1"> doi:10.3280/ECAG2017-001002</a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.oekglb.wzw.tum.de/fileadmin/forschung/Bitsch2017_Abstract.pdf">Abstract</a>
Hauk, S., Gandorfer, M., Wittkopf, S., Müller, U. K., &amp; Knoke, T. (2017). Ecological diversification is risk reducing and economically profitable - The case of biomass production with short rotation woody crops in south German land-use portfolios. <i>Biomass and Bioenergy 98</i>, 142-152. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2017.01.018" target="_blank" data-htmlarea-external="1">doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2017.01.018
Teklegiorgis Habtemariam, L., Abate Kassa, G., & Gandorfer, M. (2017). Impact of climate change on farms in smallholder farming systems: Yield impacts, economic implications and distributional effects. Agricultural Systems 152, 58-66. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2016.12.006" target="_blank" data-htmlarea-external="1"> doi:10.1016/j.agsy.2016.12.006</a>
Alpmann, J., & Bitsch, V. (2017). Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: The Case of the German Milk Conflict. <i>Food Policy 16</i>, 62-72. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2016.12.002" target="_blank" data-htmlarea-external="1"> doi:10.1016/j.foodpol.2016.12.002</a>
Gabriel, A., Bitsch, V., & Menrad, K. (2017). Feasibility-Oriented Application of System Analysis in SMEs-The Cybernetic Approach of VSM Applied to Horticultural Retail Companies in Germany. <i>Systemic Practice and Action Research 30</i> (2), 145-172. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11213-016-9388-1" target="_blank" data-htmlarea-external="1"> doi:10.1007/s11213-016-9388-1</a>
Bitsch, V. (2016). Sustainability as Innovation: Challenges and Perspectives in Measurement and Implementation. In C. Huyghe, P. Bergeret, & U. Svedin (Eds.), <i>Diffusion and transfer of knowledge in agriculture, Matière à débattre et décider </i>(chap. 2). France: Quae. <a href="http://www.quae.com/fr/r5038-diffusion-and-transfer-of-knowledge-in-agriculture.html" target="_blank" data-htmlarea-external="1">http://www.quae.com/fr/r5038-diffusion-and-transfer-of-knowledge-in-agriculture.html</a>
Meyer-Aurich, A., Gandorfer, M., Trost, B., Ellmer, F., &amp; Baumecker, M. (2016). Risk efficiency of irrigation to cereals in northeast Germany with respect to nitrogen fertilizer. <i>Agricultural Systems 149,</i> 132-138.&nbsp;<a target="_blank" a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2016.09.006" data-htmlarea-external="1">doi:10.1016/j.agsy.2016.09.006</a>
Gabriel, A., Bitsch, V., & Menrad, K. (2016). Conceptual framework for system analysis of family-run agricultural SMEs. <i>Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship 28</i> (4), 325-344. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08276331.2016.1205914" target="_blank" data-htmlarea-external="1"> doi:10.1080/08276331.2016.1205914</a>
Gandorfer, M., Bitsch, V., Friedel, F., Kokovic, N., & Porsch, A. (2016). Erfolgsstrategien von Obst- und Gemüsegenossenschaften im Zuge der Internationalisierung des Hortibusiness. In: Die Positionierung Deutschlands in der Internationalisierung der Agrar- und Ernährungswirtschaft. <i>Schriftenreihe der Rentenbank, Band 32,</i> 111-135. Frankfurt (Germany), Edmund Rehwinkel-Stiftung der Landwirtschaftlichen Rentenbank. <a target="_blank" href="https://www.rentenbank.de/dokumente/Die-Positionierung-Deutschlands-in-der-Internationalisierung-der-Agrar-und-Ernaehrungswirtschaft-2016.pdf">www.rentenbank.de/.../Die-Positionierung-Deutschlands-in-der-Internationalisierung-der-Agrar-und-Ernaehrungswirtschaft-2016.pdf</a>
Teklegiorgis Habtemariam, L., Gandorfer, M., Abate Kassa, G., &amp; Heissenhuber, A. (2016). Factors Influencing Smallholder Farmers’ Climate Change Perceptions: A Study from Farmers in Ethiopia.&nbsp;<i>Environmental Management 58</i> (2) 343-358.&nbsp;<a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00267-016-0708-0" data-htmlarea-external="1">doi:10.1007/s00267-016-0708-0</a>
Przewozny, A., Bitsch, V., & Peters, K.J. (2016). Performance-based pay and other incentive schemes on dairy farms in Germany. <i>Social Science Research Network (SSRN) February 11, 2016.</i> <a href="http://ssrn.com/abstract=2851082" target="_blank" data-htmlarea-external="1">http://www.ssrn.com/abstract=2851082</a>
Alpmann, J., & Bitsch, V. (2015). Exit, Voice, and Loyalty in the Case of Farmer Associations: Decision-Making of Dairy Farmers during the German Milk Conflict. <i>International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 18</i> (4), 61-84. <a target="_blank" href="https://www.ifama.org/resources/Documents/v18i4/Alpmann-Bitsch.pdf">www.ifama.org/.../Alpmann-Bitsch.pdf</a>
Rombach, M., & Bitsch, V. (2015). Food movements in Germany: Slow food, food sharing, and dumpster diving. <i>International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 18</i> (3), 1-24. <a target="_blank" href=https://www.ifama.org/resources/Documents/v18i3/Rombach-Bitsch.pdf">https://www.ifama.org/resources/Documents/v18i3/Rombach-Bitsch.pdf</a>
Bitsch, V. (2015). Herausforderungen nachhaltiger Wertschöpfungsketten im Gartenbau. In: Aktuelle Forschung in der Gartenbauökonomie, ed. by W. Dirksmeyer, L. Theuvsen und M. Kayser, Tagungsband zum 1. Symposium für Ökonomie im Gartenbau am 27. November 2013 in der Paulinerkirche Göttingen, <i>Thünen Report 22</i>, Braunschweig, Februar 2015, 1-21. <a target="_blank" href="http://go.tum.de/302591">go.tum.de/302591</a>
Bitsch, V., Kokovic, N., & Rombach, M. (2014). Risk communication and market effects during foodborne illnesses: A comparative case study of bacterial outbreaks in the U.S. and in Germany. <i>International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 17</i> (3), 97-114. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ifama.org/resources/Documents/Volume%2017%20Issue%203/V17Issue3BitschKokovicRombach.pdf">www.ifama.org/.../V17Issue3BitschKokovicRombach.pdf</a>
Alpmann, J. & Bitsch, V. (2013). Institutional Change in Germany’s Farmers Associations: Impacts of the Dairy Conflict. <i>International Journal on Food System Dynamics, 4</i> (2) (November), 140-148. <a target="_blank" href="http://centmapress.ilb.uni-bonn.de/ojs/index.php/fsd/article/view/345/333">centmapress.ilb.uni-bonn.de/.../333</a>
Zehetmeier, M., Gandorfer, M., Hoffmann, H., Müller, U. K., de Boer, I. J. M., & Heißenhuber, A. (2013). The impact of uncertainties on predicted GHG emissions of dairy cow production systems. <i>Journal of Cleaner Production, 73</i>, 116–124.
Gandorfer, M., Pannell, D. J., & Meyer-Aurich, A. (2011). Analyzing the effects of risk and uncertainty on optimal tillage and nitrogen fertilizer intensity for field crops in Germany. <i>Agricultural Systems, Vol. 104</i> (8), 615-622.
Bitsch, V. & Yakura, E. (2007). Middle management in agriculture: Roles, functions, and practices. <i>International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 10</i> (June, 2), 1-28.
Bitsch, V. (2005). Qualitative research: A grounded theory example and evaluation criteria. <i>Journal of Agribusiness 23</i> (Spring), 75-91.
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