1996 …2023

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Scientific Career

Prof. Bitsch conducts research in the fields of agricultural economics and agribusiness management. Her research focuses on sustainability and its assessment in the value chain, with emphasis on social sustainability, organizational behavior and development, human resource management, as well as strategic management.

Prof. Bitsch studied horticultural science at Leibniz University Hannover. For her doctorate, she analyzed performance ratios in horticulture. During her post-doctoral research at Hannover, she researched management skills, strategic management, and management of personnel, including job satisfaction and motivation. Her habilitation on qualitative research in management and economics made an essential contribution to the further development of the methodology discussion in that field. In 2000, Prof. Bitsch accepted an assistant professor position at Michigan State University. In 2006, she was promoted to associate professor with tenure. Her roles involved research, teaching, and extension in the area of human resource management in agriculture. She joined TUM in 2010.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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