Selected Scientific Publications

Bitsch, Vera 2010. Labor aspects of sustainability, Annual World Forum and Symposium of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association, Selected Paper: https://www.ifama.org/events/conferences/2010/cmsdocs/76_paper.pdf.

Bitsch, Vera 2010. Comparing farm labor trends in Michigan and Oregon, Immigration Reform: Implications for Farmers, Farm Workers, and Communities, http://migration.ucdavis.edu/cf/index.php.

Bitsch, Vera 2009. Farm labor in Michigan, Immigration Reform: Implications for Farmers, Farm Workers, and Communities, http://migration.ucdavis.edu/cf/index.php.

Bitsch, Vera 2009. 2008 Michigan Dairy Industry Survey. Agricultural Economics Report 637, Michigan State University, East Lansing/MI (July 1, 2009, 59 pages), available at http://purl.umn.edu/51842.

Bitsch, Vera, Ted Ferris, Kathy Lee 2009. Extension teams collecting industry-specific stakeholder input. Journal of Extension (JOE), 47(June, 3), Article 3RIB5, http://www.joe.org/joe/2009june/rb5.php.

Bitsch, Vera 2009. Personnel management research in agribusiness, Symposium of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association, Selected Paper: https://www.ifama.org/events/conferences/2009/cmsdocs/1067_paper.pdf.

Bitsch, Vera, Ted Ferris, Kathy Lee, Mike McFadden, and Dean Ross 2008. Extension educators collecting industry-specific stakeholder input, American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Selected Poster: http://purl.umn.edu/43249.

Bitsch, Vera 2008. Spirituality and religion: Recent developments in the management literature—Relevant to agribusiness and entrepreneurship. Symposium of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association. Selected Paper: http://dev.ifama.org/library.asp?collection=2008_monterey&volume=symposium_presentation_files/1009_paper.pdf.

Bitsch, Vera and Nicole J. Olynk 2008. Risk-increasing and risk-reducing practices in human resource management: Focus group discussions with livestock managers. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 40 (1), 185-201.

Bitsch, Vera 2007. Job satisfaction in horticulture: New insights. Acta Horticulturae 762, 431-8.

Bitsch, Vera and Nicole J. Olynk 2007. Skills required of managers in livestock production: Evidence from focus group research. Review of Agricultural Economics 29 (4), 749-64.

Bitsch, Vera and Elaine Yakura 2007. Middle management in agriculture: Roles, functions, and practices. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 10 (2), 1-28.

Bitsch, Vera and Nicole J. Olynk 2007. Pork managers’ perception of labor management practices and their risks. American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Selected Paper http://purl.umn.edu/9353.

Bitsch, Vera 2006. Job attitudes of agricultural middle managers. American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Selected Paper: http://purl.umn.edu/21415.

Bitsch, Vera, Getachew Abate Kassa, Stephan B. Harsh, and Amin W. Mugera 2006. Human resource management risks: Sources and control strategies based on dairy farmer focus groups. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 38 (1), 123-36.

Bitsch, Vera and Michael Hogberg 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, 3 (3), 659-71.

Bitsch, Vera 2005. Qualitative research: A grounded theory example and evaluation criteria. Journal of Agribusiness 23 (1), 75-91.

Mugera, Amin W. and Vera Bitsch 2005. Labor on dairy farms: A resource-based perspective with evidence from case studies. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 8 (3), 79-98.

Miklavic, Pamela R., Vera Bitsch, and Richard Bernsten 2005. Growers’ perspective on attracting migrant labor and migrants’ workplace choice in Michigan. American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Selected Paper: http://purl.umn.edu/19256.

Bitsch, Vera and Stephen B. Harsh 2004. Labor risk attributes in the green industry: Business owners’ and managers’ perspectives. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 36 (3), 731-745.

Bitsch, Vera 2004. Focus group discussions as a research and extension method: The case of personnel management issues in horticultural businesses. Acta Horticulturae 655, 461-469.

Bitsch, Vera, Ulrike Bromm, and Claudia Schalich 2004. Improving the horticultural workplace: Fringe benefit options in Germany. Acta Horticulturae 639, 339-345.

Bitsch, Vera and Michael Hogberg 2004. Employee retention: Components of job satisfaction of green industry employees. American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Selected Paper: http://purl.umn.edu/20281.

Bitsch, Vera 2003. Management of human resources in agriculture. – Large farm management, ed. by Alfons Balmann and Alexej Lissitsa, Studies on the Agricultural and Food Sector in Central and Eastern Europe, Vol. 20, Bergen/Dumme (Germany): AgriMedia, 91-111.

Bitsch, Vera, Stephen B. Harsh, and Amin W. Mugera 2003. Risk in human resource management and implications for extension programming: Results of focus group discussions with dairy and green industry managers. American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Selected Paper: http://purl.umn.edu/22085.

Bitsch, Vera 2002. The human dimension: Research about personnel management in agriculture – Stocktaking of the 90’s and future prospects. – Contributions to enterprise management in horticulture: Colloquium for Prof. Dr. Ernst-Wilhelm Schenk held 31. Mai 2002, ed. by Wolfgang Lentz, Hannover, 3-23. (in German)

Bitsch, Vera 2001. Qualitative research in applied economics: Focus: Agriculture. Shaker: Aachen. (in German)

Bitsch, Vera 2001. Qualitative research in agricultural economics: Paradigm, purposes, and evaluation criteria. American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Selected Paper: http://purl.umn.edu/20718.

Bitsch, Vera 2000. Agricultural economics and qualitative research: Incompatible paradigms? Forum: Qualitative Social Research [On-line Journal] 1 (1), http://qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/1-00/1-00bitsch-e.htm. (available in English and in German)

Bitsch, Vera 2000. Case study research: Prospects of a neglected approach to knowledge generation. German Journal for Horticultural Science 65 (6), 229-236. (in German)

Bitsch, Vera 2000. Diversity of methods and plurality of research approaches in horticultural economics. – Horticulture in a changing world: Colloquium for the 70th birthday of Prof. Dr. rer. hort. Harmen Storck held 24. September 1999, ed. by Wolfgang Bokelmann, Shaker: Aachen, 185-200. (in German)

Getu Hailu, Vera Bitsch, Harmen Storck, and Belay Kassa 1999. Technical efficiency of smallholder framers annual crop production in moisture stress area of eastern Oromia of Ethiopia: A stochastic frontier analysis. Ethiopian Journal of Agricultural Economics 2 (2), 91-115.

Bitsch, Vera, Ulrike Bromm, and Claudia Schalich 1998. Flexible working hour schemes and other time related offers in the production of ornamentals. German Journal for Horticultural Science 63 (1), 38-43. (in German)

Bitsch, Vera 1996. Job satisfaction during apprenticeship. Acta Horticulturae 429, 97-102.

Bitsch, Vera 1995. Consistency of performance of horticultural firms. Acta Horticulturae 391, 165-172.

Behner, Martin and Vera Bitsch 1995. Relationships between propagators and growers in horticulture: A transaction cost approach. German Journal of Agricultural Economics 44 (3), 131-137. (in German)

Bitsch, Vera 1994. Success analysis of horticultural firms based on bookkeeping data. Acta Horticulturae 340, 171-177.

Bitsch, Vera 1994. Measuring economic performance: A review and an approach to measurement in horticulture. “Berichte über Landwirtschaft“ [Review of Agriculture] 72 (4), 587-602. (in German)

Bitsch, Vera 1994. Success factor oriented analysis of financial statements. German Journal of Agricultural Economics 43 (10), 369-376. (in German)

Bitsch, Vera and Anke Klingelhöfer 1993. Industry analysis as method of investigation in horticulture. German Journal of Agricultural Economics 42 (11), 383-395. (in German)

Bitsch, Vera, Wolfgang Bokelmann, Sabine Ludwig, and Ralf Uhte 1992. Basic positions of environmental oriented business ethics in horticulture. German Journal for Horticultural Science 57 (5), 205-211. (in German)

 

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