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Alfa Agrar

Competence Management to Promote Skilled Foreign Workers in Agriculture

Startseite Alfa Agrar

Thematic complex:
Organisation of agriculture
Project duration:
01.11.2013 - 30.11.2017
Investigated countries:
Germany, Bulgaria, Russia

The project aims to support competence management in agriculture with regard to the professional and social integration of foreign workers. Agricultural enterprises are assisted to better tap the potentials of foreign workers. To this end, exemplary models of human resource management are developed and established in real-world companies. Researchers at IAMO generate empirical insights about the profiles and potentials of East European agricultural workers and the challenges of promoting them as skilled personnel on East German farms. Moreover, based on recent concepts in personnel economics and the contributions of other partners in the project, recommendations on how to shape organizational transformation processes are established. Current results are available on the project website

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Qualification Works

The following theses are part of the project:

  • Die soziale Konstruktion der Berufsrollen in der Großtierhaltung und deren Einfluss auf die Personalauswahl und Wissensweitergabe im Betrieb - Eine qualitative Analyse (Carried out by: )

Final publication

The project staff published a textbook on human resource management in 2018:

Petrick, Martin; Wiener, Bettina (Hg.) (2018): Landwirtschaftliches Personalmanagement im Kontext internationaler Zuwanderung nach Deutschland. Ein Lehrmodul für Führungskräfte. Halle (Saale): Universitätsverlag Halle-Wittenberg. ISBN 978-3-86977-168-7. The full text is freely available here.

The press release on the textbook can be found here.

Further current publications can be viewed at


		Prof. Dr. Martin Petrick

Prof. Dr. Martin Petrick

IAMO Visiting Research Fellow

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Project Staff

Christa Gotter

Dr. Vasyl Kvartiuk
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Prof. Dr. Martin Petrick (Project leader)
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