Dr. Meike Rombach

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
meike.rombach[at]tum.de
Tel. +49 8161 71 2536
Raum 4107.I.101

Dr. Meike Rombach ist Absolventin des Lehrstuhls Oekonomik des Garenbaus und Landschaftsbaus. Derzeit forscht und lehrt Sie an der Lincoln University in Neuseeland im Bereich Gartenbaumanagement. Meike ist Mitglied des Fachbereiches Land- und Systemmanagement. Ihr Masterstudium in Internationalen Gartenbauwissenschaften absolvierte sie an der Universität Bologna, der Technischen Universität München und der Universität für Bodenkultur Wien. Meike Rombach hat eine praktische Berufsausbildung im Zierpflanzenbau. Im Rahmen ihrer Promotion beschäftigte sich Meike Rombach mit der Weitergabe von nichtmarktfähigen Lebensmitteln durch gemeinnützige Organisationen. Am 13. Dezember 2018 hat Meike Rombach ihre Dissertation erfolgreich verteidigt.

Aktuelle Forschungsinteressen

Nicht monetäre Lebensmittelsysteme
Soziale Landwirtschaft
Gartenbauliche Wertschöpfungsketten
Lebensmittelverschwendung und Food movements

Wissenschaftliche Veröffentlichungen

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>
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>
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>
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>
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>
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>
Rombach, M., Kang, E., & Bitsch, V. (2018). Good deeds revisited: motivation and boundary spanning in formal volunteering. <i>International Review of 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>
Rombach, M., Canavari, M., & Pignatti, E. (2016). Branded pears? An exploration of German consumers' perceptions of the new club cultivar 'Angelys'. <i>Acta Horticulturae 1120</i>, 447-454. <a target="_blank" href="http://dx.doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1120.69"> doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1120.69</a>
Rombach, M., & Bitsch, V. (2016). A typology of online flower shops on the German market. <i>Acta Horticulturae 1132</i>, 127-134. <a target="_blank" href="http://dx.doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1132.17"> doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1132.17</a>
Rombach, M., Bitsch, V., Nellen, A., & Salomon, M. (2015). Dumpster diving in Germany. <i>Acta Horticulturae 1132</i>, 167-174. <a target="_blank" href="http://dx.doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1132.23"> doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1132.23</a>
Rombach, M., Nellen, A., & Bitsch, V. (2015). Food movements and food waste in Germany: Slow Food members’ perspectives. <i>Acta Horticulturae 1132</i>, 175-182. <a target="_blank" href="http://dx.doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1132.24"> doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1132.24</a>
Bitsch, V., Kokovic, N., & Rombach, M. (2015). Foodborne illness and media coverage: case study of the German E. coli outbreak in 2011. <i>Acta Horticulturae 1103</i>, 75-82. <a target="_blank" href="http://dx.doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1103.12"> doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1103.12</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., 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>
Rombach, M., Pignatti, E., & Canavari, M. (2013). Fokusgruppen mit deutschen Verbrauchern zur Klubbirne Angelys. In: W. Dirksmeyer, L. Theuvsen, & M. Kayser (Eds.), <i>Aktuelle Forschung in der Gartenbauökonomie, Tagungsband zum 1. Symposium für Ökonomie im Gartenbaum 27. November 2013 in der Paulinerkirche Göttingen </i>(pp. 45-58). Braunschweig, Germany: Thünen Report 22.