Wichtige wissenschaftliche Veröffentlichungen

Gabriel, A. & Bitsch, V. (2022). Everywhere the same? Competitiveness of two regional vegetable production clusters in Southern Germany. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 0 (0) 1-20. doi.org/10.22434/IFAMR2021.0119
Braun, C.L., Bitsch, V. & Häring, A.M. (2022). Developing agri-food value chains: Learning systems between exploration and exploitation. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension (online). doi.org/10.1080/1389224X.2022.2082499
Braun, C.L., Bitsch, V. & Häring, A.M. (2022). Behind the scenes of a learning agri-food value chain: lessons from action research. Agriculture and Human Values 39, 119-134. doi.org/10.1007/s10460-021-10229-7
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
Havardi-Burger, N., Mempel, H., & Bitsch, V. (2021). Framework for sustainability assessment of the value chain of flowering potted plants for the German market. Journal of Cleaner Production 329, 129684. doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.129684
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
Rombach, M., Dean, D.L., Widmer, N.J.O. & Bitsch, V. 2021. „Oh, you shouldn’t have!” Understanding key factors impacting cut flowers gifting preferences in Germany. Horticulturae 7 (10), 368. doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae7100368
Rombach, M., Dean, D.L., Widmer, N.J.O. & Bitsch, V. 2021. Connected consumerism: Understanding fair trade cut flower purchase behavior in Germany. Sustainability 13 (21), 12133 (November). doi.org/10.3390/su132112133
Havardi-Burger, N., Mempel, H., & Bitsch, V. (2020). Driving forces and characteristics of the value chain of flowering potted plants for the German market. European Journal of Horticultural Science 85 (4), 267-278. doi.org/10.17660/eJHS.2020/85.4.8
Goisser, S., Mempel, H. & Bitsch, V. (2020). Food scanners as a radical innovation in German fresh produce supply chains. International Journal on Food System Dynamics 11 (2), 101-116. dx.doi.org/10.18461/ijfsd.v11i2.43
Rombach, M., Paul, S.E., Niedermann, L.F. & Bitsch, V. (2020). Peppers & More: A teaching case in organizational behavior. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review. doi.org/10.22434/IFAMR2020.0010
Havardi-Burger, N., Mempel, H., & Bitsch, V. (2020). Sustainability Challenges and Innovations in the Value Chain of Flowering Potted Plants for the German Market. Sustainability 12 (5), 1905. doi.org/10.3390/su12051905
Sedlmeier, R., Rombach, M. & Bitsch, V. (2019). Making food rescue your business. Case studies in Germany. Sustainability 11 (18), 5101 doi.org/10.3390/su11185101
Rombach, M., Köhl, L. & 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. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 22 (5), 747-765. doi.org/10.22434/IFAMR2019.0014
King, R., Rombach, M., & Bitsch, V. (2019). Inclusion in German Horticulture. Acta Horticulturae 1242, 955-960 doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2019.1242.140
Goisser, S., Mempel, H. & Bitsch, V. (2019). Potential applications of food-scanners in fruit and vegetable supply chains and possible consequences for the German market. Proceedings in System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks 2019, 173-81. doi.org/10.18461/pfsd.2019.1917
Villnow, V., Rombach, M., & Bitsch, V. (2019). Examining German media coverage of the re-evaluation of glyphosate. Sustainability 11 (7), 1910. doi.org/10.3390/su11071910
Carlson, L. A. & Bitsch, V. (2019). Applicability of Transaction Cost Economics to Understanding Organizational Structures in Solidarity-Based Food Systems in Germany. Sustainability 11 (4), 1095. doi.org/10.3390/su11041095
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. Sustainability 10 (11), 4245. doi.org/10.3390/su10114245
Carlson, L. & V. Bitsch (2018). Social sustainability in the ready-made garment sector in Bangladesh: An institutional approach to supply chains. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 21 (2): 269-292. doi.org/10.22434/IFAMR2017.0114
Porsch, A., Gandorfer, M., and V. Bitsch (2018) Strategies to manage hail risk in apple production. Agricultural Finance Review 78 (5), 532-550. doi.org/10.1108/AFR-07-2017-0062
Rombach, M., Ricchieri, F. and Bitsch, V. (2018). Food recovery and food redistribution in Italy. Acta Horticulturae 1215, 301-306. doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1215.55
Rombach, M., Bitsch, V., Kang, E., & Ricchieri, F. (2018). Comparing German and Italian Food Banks: Actors’ Knowledge on Food Insecurity and their Perception of the Interaction with Food Bank Users. British Food Journal. doi.org/10.1108/BFJ-11-2017-0626
Glebe, T., Bitsch, V., Kantelhardt, J., Oedl-Wieser, T., & Sauer, S. (2018). Agrar- und Ernährungswirtschaft zwischen Ressourceneffizienz und gesellschaftlichen Erwartungen. In: Berichte über Landwirtschaft. Zeitschrift für Agrarpolitik und Landwirtschaft, Band 96, Ausgabe 2. doi.org/10.12767/buel.v96i2.211
Balmann, A., Becker, T., Berg, E., Bitsch, V., Herrmann, R., Jungehülsing, J., Kantelhardt, J., Oedl-Wieser, T., & 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. Zeitschrift für Agrarpolitik und Landwirtschaft, Band 96, Ausgabe 2. doi.org/10.12767/buel.v96i2.213
Gabriel, A., & Bitsch, V. (2018). Impacts of Succession in Family Business - A Systemic Approach for Understanding Dynamic Effects in Horticultural Retail Companies in Germany. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development 26 (3), 304-324. doi.org/10.1108/JSBED-01-2018-0030
Rombach, M., Widmar, N. O., Byrd, E. S., & Bitsch, V. (2018). Understanding preferences of German flower consumers: the desire for sustained beauty. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 46 (6), 560-576. doi.org/10.1108/IJRDM-10-2017-0229
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
Porsch, A., Gandorfer, M., & Bitsch V. (2018). Strategies to manage hail risk in apple production. Agricultural Finance Review. doi.org/10.1108/AFR-07-2017-0062
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. Proceedings in System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks 2018, 133-142. doi.org/10.18461/pfsd.2018.1810
Carlson, L. & Bitsch, V. (2018). Solidarity: a key element in alternative food networks. Proceedings in System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks 2018, 261-270. doi.org/10.18461/pfsd.2018.1819
Havardi-Burger, N., Mempel, H., & Bitsch, V. (2017). Supply chain of bedding plants and pot plants in Germany. DGG-Proceedings 7 (12) Osnabrück, Germany. www.dgg-online.org/.../dgg-pr-nb-2017.pdf
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. Schriftenreihe der Rentenbank, Band 34, 75-100. Frankfurt (Germany), Edmund Rehwinkel-Stiftung der Landwirtschaftlichen Rentenbank. www.rentenbank.de/.../Band-34-Innovative-Agrarpolitik-nach-2020.pdf
Rombach, M., Kang, E., & Bitsch, V. (2018). Good deeds revisited: motivation and boundary spanning in formal volunteering. International Review of Public and Nonprofit Marketing 15 (1), 105-126. doi:10.1007/s12208-018-0193-7
Rombach, M., Widmar, N. O., Byrd, E., & Bitsch, V. (2018). Do all roses smell equally sweet? Willingness to pay for flower attributes in specialized retail settings by German consumers. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services 40 (January), 91-99. doi:10.1016/j.jretconser.2017.09.007
Kizil, M., Rombach, M. & Bitsch, V. (2018). Innovationspotenziale der Bundesgartenschau: Entwicklung eines Evaluationsmodelles. DGG-Proceedings 7 (12), No 15. doi: 10.5288/dgg-pr-mk-2017 (published December 2018)
Rombach, M., & Bitsch, V. (2017). Sector blending: evidence from the German Food Bank. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 21 (2), 181-200. doi:10.22434/IFAMR2017.0064
Hermsdorf, D., Rombach, M., &  Bitsch, V. (2017). Food waste reduction practices in German food retail. British Food Journal 119 (12),  2532-2546. doi:10.1108/BFJ-06-2017-0338
Gandorfer, M., Porsch, A., & Bitsch, V. (2017). Producer price volatility in the German fruit and vegetable industry. European Journal of Horticultural Science 82 (3), 149-154. doi:10.17660/eJHS.2017/82.3.5
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
Alpmann, J., & Bitsch, V. (2017). Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: The Case of the German Milk Conflict. Food Policy 16, 62-72. doi:10.1016/j.foodpol.2016.12.002
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. Systemic Practice and Action Research 30 (2), 145-172. doi:10.1007/s11213-016-9388-1
Bitsch, V. (2016). Sustainability as Innovation: Challenges and Perspectives in Measurement and Implementation. In C. Huyghe, P. Bergeret, & U. Svedin (Eds.), Diffusion and transfer of knowledge in agriculture, Matière à débattre et décider (chap. 2). France: Quae. www.quae.com/fr/r5038-diffusion-and-transfer-of-knowledge-in-agriculture.html
Gabriel, A., Bitsch, V., & Menrad, K. (2016). Conceptual framework for system analysis of family-run agricultural SMEs. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship 28 (4), 325-344. doi:10.1080/08276331.2016.1205914
Gandorfer, M., Hartwich, A., & Bitsch, V. (2016). Hail Risk Management in Apple Production: Anti-Hail Net versus Hail Insurance. Acta Horticulturae 1132, 141-6. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1132.19
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. Schriftenreihe der Rentenbank, Band 32, 111-135. Frankfurt (Germany), Edmund Rehwinkel-Stiftung der Landwirtschaftlichen Rentenbank. www.rentenbank.de/.../Die-Positionierung-Deutschlands-in-der-Internationalisierung-der-Agrar-und-Ernaehrungswirtschaft-2016.pdf
Rombach, M., & Bitsch, V. (2016). A typology of online flower shops on the German market. Acta Horticulturae 1132, 127-134. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1132.17
Przewozny, A., Bitsch, V., & Peters, K.J. (2016). Performance-based pay and other incentive schemes on dairy farms in Germany. Social Science Research Network (SSRN) February 11, 2016. www.ssrn.com/abstract=2851082
Rombach, M., Bitsch, V., Nellen, A., & Salomon, M. (2015). Dumpster diving in Germany. Acta Horticulturae 1132, 167-174. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1132.23
Rombach, M., Nellen, A., & Bitsch, V. (2015). Food movements and food waste in Germany: Slow Food members’ perspectives. Acta Horticulturae 1132, 175-182. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1132.24
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. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 18 (4), 61-84. www.ifama.org/.../Alpmann-Bitsch.pdf
Rombach, M., & Bitsch, V. (2015). Food movements in Germany: Slow food, food sharing, and dumpster diving. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 18 (3), 1-24. www.ifama.org/resources/Documents/v18i3/Rombach-Bitsch.pdf
Bitsch, V. (2015). Herausforderungen nachhaltiger Wertschöpfungsketten im Gartenbau. In: W. Dirksmeyer, L. Theuvsen, & M. Kayser (Eds.), Aktuelle Forschung in der Gartenbauökonomie, Tagungsband zum 1. Symposium für Ökonomie im Gartenbau am 27. November 2013 in der Paulinerkirche Göttingen (pp. 1-21). Braunschweig, Germany: Thünen Report 22. go.tum.de/302591
Bitsch, V., Kokovic, N., & Rombach, M. (2015). Foodborne illness and media coverage: case study of the German E. coli outbreak in 2011. Acta Horticulturae 1103, 75-82. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1103.12
Bitsch, V., & Mittelberger, C. (2015). Eastern European seasonal employees in German horticulture: Role and recent developments in the context of the EU expansion. Acta Horticulturae 1099, 519-524. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1099.63
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. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 17 (3), 97-114. www.ifama.org/.../V17Issue3BitschKokovicRombach.pdf
Alpmann, J., & Bitsch, V. (2013). Institutional Change in Germany’s Farmers Associations: Impacts of the Dairy Conflict. International Journal on Food System Dynamics, 4 (2) (November), 140-148. centmapress.ilb.uni-bonn.de/.../333
Bitsch, V., & Thornsbury, S. (2010). Building teamwork into an integrated extension program: Faculty perspectives on Area of Expertise teams. Journal of Extension (JoE) 48 (August, 4), Article 4FEA2. www.joe.org/.../a2.php
BITSCH, V. (2010): Ein Blick nach draußen – Personalmanagement in der Landwirtschaft aus nordamerikanischer Perspektive. In: v. Davier, Z. und Theuvsen, L. (Hrsg.): Landwirtschaftliches Personalmanagement – Mitarbeiter gewinnen, führen und motivieren. Frankfurt a. Main: DLG-Verlag, S. 73-88.
Bitsch, V., Ferris, T., & Lee , K. (2009). Extension teams collecting industry-specific stakeholder input. Journal of Extension (JoE), 47 (June, 3), Article 3RIB5, www.joe.org/.../rb5.php
Bitsch, V., & Olynk, N. J. (2008). Risk-increasing and risk-reducing practices in human resource management: Focus group discussions with livestock managers. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 40 (April, 1), 185-201.
Bitsch, V. (2007). Job satisfaction in horticulture: New insights. Acta Horticulturae 762, 431-8.
Bitsch, V., & Yakura, E. (2007). Middle management in agriculture: Roles, functions, and practices. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 10 (June, 2), 1-28.
Bitsch, V., & Olynk, N. J. (2007). Skills required of managers in livestock production: Evidence from focus group research. Review of Agricultural Economics 29 (Winter, 4), 749-64.
Bitsch, V., Abate Kassa, G., Harsh, S. B., & Mugera, A.W. (2006). Human resource management risks: Sources and control strategies based on dairy farmer focus groups. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 38 (April, 1), 123-36.
Bitsch, V. (2005). Qualitative research: A grounded theory example and evaluation criteria. Journal of Agribusiness 23 (Spring, 1), 75-91.
Bitsch, V., & Hogberg, M. (2005). Exploring horticultural employees' attitudes towards their jobs: A qualitative analysis based on Herzberg's theory of job satisfaction. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 37 (December, 3), 659-71.
Mugera, A. W., & Bitsch, V. (2005). Labor on dairy farms: A resource-based perspective with evidence from case studies. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 8 (July, 3), 79-98.
Bitsch, V., & Harsh, S. B. (2004). Labor risk attributes in the green industry: Business owners' and managers' perspectives. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 36 (December, 3), 731-45.
Bitsch, V. (2004). Focus group discussions as a research and extension method: The case of personnel management issues in horticultural businesses. Acta Horticulturae 655, 461-9.
Bitsch, V., Bromm, U., & Schalich, C. (2004). Improving the horticultural workplace: Fringe benefit options in Germany. Acta Horticulturae 639, 339-45.
Bitsch, V. (2001). Qualitative Forschung in der angewandten Ökonomie - Schwerpunkt: Landwirtschaft. Aachen Germany: Shaker Verlag. ISBN 3-8265-8737-5
Bitsch, V. (2000). Agricultural economics and qualitative research: Incompatible paradigms?. Forum: Qualitative Social Research 1 (1). qualitative-research.net/.../1-00bitsch-e.htm
Bitsch, V. (2000). Die Fallstudie als Forschungsansatz: Konjunktur für eine vernachlässigte Strategie der Erkenntnisgewinnung. Gartenbauwissenschaft 65 (6), 229-236.
Bitsch, V. (2000). Qualitative Forschung : Strategien für eine angewandte ökonomische Forschung unter besonderer Berücksichtigung von Gartenbau und Landwirtschaft. , 3 Mikrofiches 282 Bl.
Bitsch, V., Bromm, U., & Schalich, C. (1998). Flexibilisierung der Arbeitszeit und weitere Arbeitszeitangebote in der Zierpflanzenproduktion. Gartenbauwissenschaft 63 (1), 38-43.
Bitsch, V. (1996). Job satisfaction during apprenticeship. Acta Horticulturae 429, 97-102.
Bitsch, V. (1995). Consistency of performance of horticultural firms. Acta Horticulturae 391, 165-172.
Behner, M., & Bitsch, V. (1995). Abnehmer-Lieferanten-Beziehungen im Produktionsgartenbau. Agrarwirtschaft 44 (3), 131-137.
Bitsch, V. (1994). Die Messung des Betriebserfolgs: Eine Literaturanalyse und ein Messkonzept für den Gartenbau. Berichte über Landwirtschaft 72 (4), 587-602.
Bitsch, V. (1994). Erfolgsfaktorenorientierte Jahresabschlußanalyse. Agrarwirtschaft 43 (10), 369-376.
Bitsch, V. (1994). Success analysis of horticultural firms based on bookkeeping data. Acta Horticulturae 340, 171-7.
Bitsch, V. (1994). Erfolgsanalyse bei Gartenbaubetrieben auf der Basis von Jahresabschlußdaten. Forschungsberichte zur Ökonomie im Gartenbau, Heft 77, Hannover und Weihenstephan.
Bitsch, V., & Klingelhöfer, A. (1993). Die Branchenanalyse als Untersuchungsmethode im Produktionsgartenbau. Agrarwirtschaft 42 (11), 383-95.
Bitsch, V., Bokelmann, W., Ludwig, S., & Uhte, R. (1992). Grundpositionen einer umweltorientierten Unternehmensethik im Gartenbau. Gartenbauwissenschaft 57 (5), 205-11.
Bischoff, H., Bitsch, V., & Uhte, R. (1991). Ökologische Folgenabschätzung: Verfahren, Nutzen, Möglichkeiten und Grenzen. Deutscher Gartenbau 45 (26, 28, 29), 1630-1, 1752-5, 1802-4.